CHOA now has an AED (automated external defibrillator) at Pool C on Lafayette Dr.

 

Please note that CHOA now has an AED (automated external defibrillator) at Pool C located on Lafayette Dr  right off the Red Course #5 Fairway.  You should be able to use your Pool key to enter the pool area

What is an AED?

According to the Red Cross website:

“An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Most SCAs result from ventricular fibrillation (VF). VF is a rapid and unsynchronized heart rhythm that originates in the heart’s lower chambers (the ventricles). The heart must be “defibrillated” quickly, because a victim’s chance of surviving drops by seven to 10 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn’t restored.

Why are AEDs important?

AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. Because AEDs are portable, they can be used by nonmedical people (lay-rescuers). They can be made part of emergency response programs that also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All three of these activities are vital to improving survival from SCA.

 How does an AED work?

A built-in computer checks a victim’s heart rhythm through adhesive electrodes. The computer calculates whether defibrillation is needed. If it is, a recorded voice prompts the rescuer to press the shock button on the AED. This shock momentarily stuns the heart and stops all activity. It gives the heart the chance to resume beating effectively. Audible prompts guide the user through the process. AEDs advise a shock only for ventricular fibrillation or another life-threatening condition called pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

Who can use an AED?

Non-medical personnel such as police, fire service personnel, flight attendants, security guards and other lay rescuers who have been trained in CPR can use AEDs. Although formal training in the use of an AED is not required, it is recommended to help the rescuer increase their comfort and level of confidence. However, AEDs are intended for use by the general public. Most AEDs use audible voice prompts to guide the user through the process.

Are AEDs safe to use?

AEDs are safe to use by anyone.”

Please comment below if you are interested in getting training in the operation of an AED.

 

Reminder- June 20th 6:30 Preventive Water Damage Program Presentation

 

To identify problems before they happen, the board is working with our insurance agent and a local plumber to offer optional  inspections of our plumbing systems.  Come to an informational meeting and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette Dr.

Jay Puppo will show a 7 minute slide show of the problem and introduce us to the plumber.  The first 5 owners to sign up for a plumbing inspection will receive high grade stainless steel washing machine hoses to be installed by the plumber.

RSVP: Janl4479@gmail.com OR Just comment below that you are coming

Save the Date: June 20th 6:30 Preventive Water Damage Program Presentation

Water damage claims are the most frequent home insurance claim in Charbonneau.  Many can be avoided.  Here are some examples of recent water damage that owners had to deal with:

 

  1. Ice maker water line burst during the night.  The next morning the owners’ new hardwood floors were all buckled and completely destroyed.  It was a nightmare for the owner to get a good contractor to come out and replace her floors and cost many thousands of dollars.

 

  1. The drain hose on a washing machine failed and an entire load of bleach water dumped onto the floor destroying the floor.

 

  1. A hot water tank located in the attic failed and water damaged the ceiling and leaked onto and damaged beautiful antique furniture.

 

To identify problems before they happen, the board is working with our insurance agent and a local plumber to offer optionalinspections of our plumbing systems.  Come to an informational meeting and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette Dr.

 

Jay Puppo will show a 7 minute slide show of the problem and introduce us to the plumber.  The first 5 owners to sign up for a plumbing inspection will receive high grade stainless steel washing machine hoses to be installed by the plumber.

 

RSVP: Janl4479@gmail.com

Check Your Disaster Preparedness Kit for a possible leak of Waterless gel

At our Annual meeting on Monday 4/24, Eric Hoem and Mike Tewell set up a great display of Earthquake information and disaster supplies.  Eric was showing his Quake-Ready Kit to a person interested and found that one of the packets had been leaking.  The small bottles of antiseptic hand cleaner had leaked into the zip bag it was in and destroyed several components, including the First Aid booklet, waterproof matches, and packaged hand wipes, and covering the rest with hand cleaner goo.
Eric contacted Lee Montalvo, the supplier, and he is mailing replacement items to Eric for his kit.  Because of this discovery Eric thought any folks who have purchased a Quake-Ready Kit should think about checking the contents of their kits.  For anyone finding a problem the contact information for the Quake-Ready kit is: Lee Montalvo, 360-791-7746 and lee@quakereadykit.com.

Reminder: March 29th – CHOA Disaster Preparedness Meeting

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

4:00 PM

POOL HOUSE C

LAFAYETTE WAY

 

Are you a new resident to CHOA in the past 12 months?

 

OR

 

Have you been unable to attend the

meetings for our residents about the specific protections and procedures established by your preparedness team?

 OR

Are you interested in helping out at the neighborhood level in the event of a disaster?

We focus on EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS and provide the information you need to be self sufficient for the time period first responders WILL NOT be able to reach us.

  

CONTACT Eric Hoem, CHOA Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

 erichoem@comcast.net.

New page on our Website dedicated to Emergency Preparedness

 

Check out our new page.

All the information that you need in the event of an emergency:  Links to Articles, Family Plans in the event of a emergency and City of Wilsonville information.

See more information on this page, in the next few months from Eric Hoem, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, like what the CHOA plan, what you need to know, what you should have on hand.

If you would like to know even more attend the meeting on Thurday, March 30, 2017, 4:00 PM, POOL HOUSE C, LAFAYETTE WAY or Contact Eric at  erichoem@comcast.net

Meet Eric Hoem

 

Are You Ready? Come to CHOA Disaster Preparedness Meeting

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

THURSDAY March 30, 2017

4:00 PM

POOL HOUSE C

LAFAYETTE WAY

 

Are you a new resident to CHOA in the past 12 months?

 

OR

 

Have you been unable to attend the

meetings for our residents about the specific protections and procedures established by your preparedness team?

 OR

Are you interested in helping out at the neighborhood level in the event of a disaster?

We focus on EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS and provide the information you need to be self sufficient for the time period first responders WILL NOT be able to reach us.

  

CONTACT Eric Hoem, CHOA Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

 erichoem@comcast.net.

Busy Squirrels

Have you noticed how busy the squirrels are?

Ground-dwelling squirrels are busy creatures. During the four to five months of spring and summer, they are feverishly raising a family of four to 14 kits, while at the same time trying to put on layers of fat. They will need that fat to get them through the next eight months of true hibernation where body temperature, heart rate and breathing all drop significantly.

The good news, like beavers, ground squirrels  are ecosystem engineers. As squirrels create extensive tunnels underground, they move and aerate tons of soil. This in turn improves water infiltration, reduces soil compaction, improves soil fertility and increases plant production. Their digging also brings buried seeds to the surface, improving plant diversity.  So looks like they could be good for our course

PREVENTING AND ADDRESSING CONFLICTS

Here are a few suggestions that make living with squirrels easier.

  • Per previous articles on this site – Don’t Feed Squirrels

Squirrels that are fed by humans can lose their fear of people and become aggressive when they don’t get food as expected.  Many of you might remember the squirrel down by the putting green who was very aggressive with trying to find food in golf bags

  • Remove bird feeders if squirrels are a problem. (Remember to use the right bird seed if you have a bird feeder)
  • Eliminate Access to Buildings

Squirrels without young can be encouraged to leave attic spaces by introducing light and noise, such as a radio. Human presence is often enough to cause the squirrel to leave.

There is a rumor in Charbonneau that a fire was caused by a squirrel getting into an attic and chewing through wiring.  This is just a rumor, but we still need to do our part in  home protection, so that there are no easy openings for squirrels to access

  • Repair or replace loose or rotting siding, boards and shingles.
  • Close openings to buildings with heavy 1/4 to 1/2 inch wire mesh.
  • Cover the dryer vent with a commercial vent screen designed to exclude animals without clogging lint.
  • Install approved roof-vent caps that are designed to exclude squirrels.
  • Trim limbs and trees to 6 to 8 feet away from buildings to prevent squirrels from jumping onto roofs.
  • Remove vines or other plants that provide a squirrel a way to climb structures.

 

It’s fun to watch the wild life in our neighborhood, but remember they are wild and designed to find their own food, so please enjoy them but don’t feed them and protect your home.

  • Disclaimer: I used the joke of a squirrel asking for food to get your attention, but it was just that, a joke not an endorsement to feed them

Happy Spring

 

 

More Safety Alerts – Country Club warning and reminder to stay safe on the streets

On December 22nd I sent out an announcement of recent robberies in our neighborhood.  Below are two more Safety Concerns:    Please see two articles below:

 

From the Country Club:

(Hopefully you all received this announcement from Kim at the country club.  We are asking all of our residents to be aware and to report suspicious activity).

Charbonneau Residents:

The CCC office has received numerous reports of a woman knocking on doors asking for a ride to get medicine or for cash to pay for medicine. Some residents report she has a child with her.

For your safety, please do not give her a ride and CCC suggests not giving her money. Although she is not committing a crime by asking for help, residents should call the police non-emergency number (503-655-8211) immediately if the child seems distressed or is not clothed properly, or the woman refuses to leave your property.

The woman is a guest of a tenant at Haven Apartments. The Wilsonville Police Dept. is aware of this situation.

From a resident of Charbonneau with a concern for walkers safety:

FYI on two occasions on the same day I was driving out Fairway Drive. On both occasions it was dark and I drove up on couples walking too far into the middle of the street, walking with the traffic, and dressed in dark clothing.  I actually saw one of the couples only at the last minute.
No flashlight, no concern of where they were in the street, no reflection material on their clothes.  Big time accident waiting to happen.
Mick Hergert

Stay alert and report any suspicious activity

According to the Country Club, this last Sunday there were three robberies of Christmas decorations from outside of residents homes in Charbonneau.  Outdoor Christmas lights and a wreath.

The cost of these items was not great, however, we ask that you call the Wilsonville Police if you have been robbed or noticed any activity around your home,  so that a record of events can be documented.  It may be that these were just pranks, but we do not want any escalation because of a perceived lack of concern.

Please report by calling:Emergency Dispatch 503-655-8211, this is the non-emergency number