CAMDEN – Michael Perret of Camden completed a 65-day semester in East Africa with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The semester consisted of three sections: mountain travel, safari and hiking, and coastal sailing.
In addition, participants learned basic Kiswahili so they could communicate with people they encountered. Their classes discussed wildlife observation and avoidance, leadership techniques, teamwork and communication.
Founded in 1965 by mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, the National Outdoor Leadership School is a nonprofit school, which operates field expeditions on five continents.
ROCKLAND – Kno-Wal-Lin’s Knox and Lincoln Auxiliaries recently donated a portable Doppler to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice. The much-needed piece of medical equipment is used to assess pulses and differentiate between venous and arterial pulses.
In the home care setting, this information aids in communication between home care nurses and a patient’s physician to determine appropriate wound care therapy, according to Stephanie Wagner, a certified wound and ostomy continence nurse at the facility.
Checks totaling more than $650 were presented by Marilyn Andrews, president of the Lincoln County Auxiliary board, and Frances Quinn, president of the Knox County Auxiliary board, to purchase the Doppler.
For information about the Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice Auxiliaries or to volunteer in Knox, Waldo or Lincoln counties, call Joanne Henderson, home care volunteer coordinator, at 594-9561 or (800) 540-9561.