defibrillator
From: Audrey Watson (audreygalisteo.com)
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 07:30:29 -0800 (PST)
Here at Winslow cohousing, we are going to have an AED (portable
defibrillator), at least as a loaner for the community to use, because one
of our members owns one. We agreed to pay for the consumable part of it
(batteries and pads), for him making it accessible to the community. There
is some training required as well.  (watching a video?) So, we don't really
have to deal with the full cost.  These devices are popping up all over,
(airports, many other public places), the hardest part is being in the right
place at the right time and recognizing what is actually needed. (i.e.
having someone else around when the event happened)  Since we live close to
a fire station, I expect people are more likely to call 911, but if they
don't show up quickly it could save a life.
Audrey watson
Winslow Cohousing, Bainbridge Island, WA

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   1. Re: Automated External Defibrillator (Sharon Villines)
   2. Re: Automated External Defibrillator (Craig Ragland)
   3. A home in Nevada City Cohousing selected as finalist for an
      important award (Joani Blank)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 06:48:18 -0500
From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Automated External Defibrillator
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On Dec 3, 2007, at 10:20 PM, Muriel Kranowski wrote:

> Have other completed communities purchased this emergency medical  
> device,
> the Automated External Defibrillator?  We're currently discussing  
> buying
> one; it would cost $1,500.

We had one member who wanted to buy one. It never came up for a formal  
decision because people felt that it would not be helpful. The chances  
of someone needing it while in the commonhouse while someone was there  
who knew where it was and how to use it were so slim that it seemed  
not a reasonable purchase.

Sharon
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Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC
http://www.takomavillage.org



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 07:02:08 -0800
From: "Craig Ragland" <craigragland [at] gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Automated External Defibrillator
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
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We have the same story for Songaia... except that the proposal placed on our
Decision Board consisted of exactly one sentence... to paraphrase:

lets buy an automatic defibrillator for the community

No costs, No proposed method of paying for it, No signature... after the
fifth or sixth
person marked the "Needs More Discussion" column, it was taken down. People
were
confused about why such a meager proposal would be posted... needless to
say, nothing
came of it. Maybe it will arise again out of our Aging in Place Successfully
study group
that runs for 10 weeks starting on Tue, Jan 29...

Craig Ragland
Songaia Cohousing (38 people, 12 chickens, 2 goats in 15 homes, 1 chicken
tractor, and one goat pen on 11 acres near Seattle)

On Dec 4, 2007 3:48 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote:

>
> On Dec 3, 2007, at 10:20 PM, Muriel Kranowski wrote:
>
> > Have other completed communities purchased this emergency medical
> > device,
> > the Automated External Defibrillator?  We're currently discussing
> > buying
> > one; it would cost $1,500.
>
> We had one member who wanted to buy one. It never came up for a formal
> decision because people felt that it would not be helpful. The chances
> of someone needing it while in the commonhouse while someone was there
> who knew where it was and how to use it were so slim that it seemed
> not a reasonable purchase.
>
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC
> http://www.takomavillage.org
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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:43:37 -0800
From: Joani Blank <joani [at] swansway.com>
Subject: [C-L]_ A home in Nevada City Cohousing selected as finalist
        for an important award
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Friends,

I'm posting this announcement for McCamant & Durrett Architects 
(known to most cohousers as the famous yet familiar Katie and 
Chuck).  I cast my "people's choice" vote for this cohousing home; I 
hope that you will do so too.

Joani Blank
Swan's Market Cohousing
Oakland, CA


Dear Friends,

Exciting news: McCamant & Durrett Architects has been selected as a finalist
for the 2008 Energy Value Housing Award (EVHA) for their entry of 507 Redbud
Way, Nevada City (a private residence in Nevada City Cohousing).

This prestigious award is sponsored by the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) and will be given to us at the International Builder's Show
in February. At that time we will learn whether we have won the gold, the
silver, or even Builder of the Year!

The EVHA is also offering a chance for the public to vote for their favorite
finalist. The highest vote-getter will receive the People's Choice Award at
the 2008 EVHA banquet.

We would love it if you and all of your friends could go to their website
and cast your vote for us. Don't do it just for us, do it for the future of
all cohousing!

The web address for voting is 
<http://www.nahbrc.org/evha/voting.aspx>. The site is open for voting 
through February 12, 2008. Just scroll down until you find our entry, click
on the "Pick Me" button, then click on the "Vote Now" button at the bottom
of the page.

Our entry is listed as follows:

Category: Multifamily
Climate: Moderate
Location: Nevada City, CA

If you have any problems finding the website or our entry, please let us
know ASAP. We'll let you know the final results in February.

Thanks,

Chuck Durrett





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