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Community & Membership Meeting: Proton Therapy for Cancer

Learn about why Proton Therapy can provide an important alternative to traditional radiation treatment. This form of treatment which was only available in other parts of the USA now means that residents will have this form of treatment on their doorstep.

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Village of Estero Meetings

01 May
9:30 am
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Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

      An Important Message on CPR from ECCL’s Health Council’s Cardiac Subcommittee.

heart attackAccording to American Heart Association statistics, 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in homes, 20 percent occur in public spaces and the remaining 10 percent in nursing home settings.

Current research demonstrates that training the public in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial and associated with improved outcomes.  Importantly, CPR in the form of high-quality chest compressions until EMS arrives can double or even triple a person’s chance for survival!

Someday your life may depend on a loved one or bystander to come to your aid. Wouldn’t you want that individual to know CPR?  Shouldn’t YOU know CPR to save someone else’s life? If faced with someone in cardiac arrest (not breathing or unconscious and gasping for breath), chest compressions (CPR) will only help and will not make the situation worse.

Fear and anxiety are normal reactions to witnessing a Cardiac Event. These factors may contribute to “bystander freeze” and reluctance to act.  With knowledge about how to perform high-quality chest compressions, fear can be conquered.

In the following four-minute CBS YouTube video, Jon LaPook M.D. demonstrates “Hands-Only CPR” https://youtu.be/sINZ68C_67A

This second link https://www.nyp.org/cpr/ opens the 30-second N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital-Perelman Heart Institute, YouTube video “Everyone Can Save a Life” mentioned by Dr. LaPook.


When faced with a cardiac emergency, do not hesitate to act!  Activate the Three “C’s:

        • CHECK.
        • CALL 911.
        • CHEST COMPRESSIONS (push hard, push deep, push fast).

For additional information about CPR, watch The American Heart Association’s Hands Only CPR Video – Live Training Version – YouTube.

By: The Cardiac Health Subcommittee of the Engage Estero Health Council.

Information provided by the ECCL is intended solely for education and should not be construed as medical advice or guidance; which should always be obtained from a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.

Engage Estero is an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association. We exist to inform citizens of significant community issues and encourage citizen engagement to favorably impact the quality of life in greater Estero.

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