TOMORROW is World First Aid Day and The Reporter would like to challenge all our community groups, schools, organisations, businesses and individuals to become community heroes and get trained in First aid. Red Cross First aid trainer Anthony Cameron said First aid was an important skill for each of us to learn to ensure our families, friends and neighbours receive the right treatment and support in emergencies. “As our population ages, more Australians will be at risk of injury and illness. Anyone who has the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond quickly in an emergency can be a real hero, whatever their age,” Mr Cameron said. By 2050 the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will have doubled from about 11% to 22% and the number of people aged 60 years and above is expected to increase from 605 million to two billion. Being First aid trained can improve the physical and mental health of older people. It can also help with cognitive abilities, depression and anxiety as well as aches, pains, mobility and balance. These days, many older people also care for grandchildren while parents work full-time. Having the skills and confidence to react in an emergency can minimise the impact of an injury, assist recovery and even save a life. For a donation, Logan Local Ambulance Committee offers basic First aid and CPR training for all ages, from preschool to seniors.
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