LACONIA, NH – Melissa Lee, Community Health Improvement Specialist with LRGHealthcare was awarded the NH-VT American Red Cross Everyday Hero Award on March 1st
. Nominated by Franklin Fire Chief, Kevin LaChapelle, Melissa was recognized for her dedication and efforts to coordinate the annual Senior Safety Day program, a partnership between LRGHealthcare and several area fire departments. Melissa has worked to expand participation across the LRGHealthcare service area and engage area residents in home fire safety education.
Senior Safety Day is an annual program that occurs in October where senior residents in participating communities can receive a free visit from their local fire department. Fire department personnel check the smoke alarms to make sure they are working and also will provide a change of batteries free of charge. If a home is not properly equipped with working smoke detectors, they will also be installed free of charge.
This program could not take place without the financial support, coordination, education, and outreach in our communities. LRGHealthcare is proud to share Melissa’s recognition with the communities we serve.
For more information about how you can enroll in our annual Senior Safety Day program, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.
PHOTO CAPTION: Melissa Lee of LRGHealthcare accepts the NH-VT American Red Cross Everyday Hero Award for the Senior Safety Day program.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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