Ambulance District kicks off ‘Pancakes With Paramedics’ program
Martin Limpert, a spokesman for the St. Charles County Ambulance District, recalls last summer when paramedics and support staff had an “absolute blast” offering the district’s ICE Cream Social program to residents at retirement communities throughout St. Charles County. Paramedics hosted a total of 23 events, reaching more than 700 individuals.
The success of the ICE (In Case of Emergency) initiative got district employees to consider other ways they could engage socially with older residents while providing helpful health and safety related information, Limpert said.
This resulted in the “Pancakes with Paramedics” Program which kicked off Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Park Place Senior Living in O’Fallon. More than 60 residents were treated to a pancake breakfast prepared and served by off-duty paramedics.
Paramedics had a chance to sit down with residents and talk about various safety issues. Limpert said that so far 16 facilities have signed up for the program which runs from Jan. 23 until March 31.
Facilities can still schedule an event by calling the ambulance district at 344-7633 or 344-7634. There is no cost to the facilities as the EMS Outreach provides the essentials.