Coffee and Learn Focuses on Hurricane Safety

As Hurricane Season approaches, VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) is taking steps to educate the agency’s clients and the public on ways to be safe during this year’s storm season.

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 until Nov. 30. hurricane clip art

 On June 11, from 10 a.m. until noon at the VISTE offices at 1232 E. Magnolia in Lakeland, VISTE’s Education Committee will present a program on storm preparedness. It will be geared toward seniors, but will provide helpful information to the general public.

 Denise Heady, MSHS, FPEM, Regional Vulnerable Populations Consultant from the Florida Department of Health, will be the featured speaker. She will be discussing how to plan and prepare for emergencies. She will also discuss how and when to stay in your homes and when to go to public shelters.

 At VISTE, programs are scheduled to meet the needs of the whole person, according to Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Miller. Regular Coffee and Learn education classes are scheduled to provide information on a variety of topics.

 “We believe it is important to provide services that assist the whole person and that meet as many of the needs of our clients as possible,” Miller said. “These education classes are one aspect of that endeavor.”

 There will be a question and answer period.

 There is limited seating for the seminar, and reservations are requested by June 6. Reservations may be made by either calling 863.284.0828, ext. 7 or by emailing an RSVP to: [email protected].

 For more information, please forward questions to the above contact information.

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