Don’t you just love effective tools that make life simpler? The Vial of LIFE is such a tool.

Imagine a medication vial that holds your pertinent medical information, next of kin, and your list of prescription drugs etc. kept on a shelf on the door of your refrigerator available in an emergency. The acronym L.I.F.E. stands for “Life-Saving Information for Emergencies.”  A couple of years ago Mills Community Support and Community and Primary Health Care joined forces to take this free program Lanark County wide.  Many Lanark citizens now have vials and are keeping good track of their medical information in the case of an emergency.  There are many more who would like a vial.

You can help! On November 23, from 3 to 6 pm the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre is hosting a Vial of LIFE Stuffing Party. We have 1,000 vials donated by the four Shoppers Drug Marts of Lanark County that need to “get stuffed!”  At the party we will set up an assembly line as there are forms, a fridge magnet, and stickers for vial and the user’s front door that complete each kit.

This event is open to friends of all ages and abilities and includes a pizza supper! Our last stuffing party was a tonne of fun for all. Please let us know if you can join us by calling the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre at 613-256-5959, or