Making Birthday Wishes for Others

Making Birthday Wishes for Others

Though two years apart in age, siblings Brooke and Ethan Howes share the same birthday – November 24. It was Brooke’s idea that their birthday party, which the two always celebrate together with friends, could be a way to do something for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit where they had spent time the previous year visiting their most beloved aunt, Fay.

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Making Birthday Wishes for Others

Though two years apart in age, Brooke and Ethan Howes share a birthday. This year, instead of presents they asked their friends for donations to the Aberdeen Hospital’s palliative care unit, where they had spent time the previous year visiting their most beloved Aunt Fay. In one selfless act, the two turned their birthday into…

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CAS Funding Applications Now Open

The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is March 31. The endowment was created by a gift from the former Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County to provide funding for programs and organizations that are working alleviate risk and promote healthy outcomes for children and…

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Dragon Boat Team gives big for local cancer care

Members of the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team recently dropped by the Aberdeen Hospital’s laboratory to see the new equipment their most recent donation has made possible. The department has a new microscope and blood stainer, replacing technology that was more than 25 years old. The new equipment significantly advances the lab’s…

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Providing respite and practicing life skills

Highland Community Residential Services (HCRS) and Northern Region Respite Services (NRRS) has received funding from the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment toward two projects. The organization will use this support to increase the respite service it provides on weekends to children and youth with intellectual disabilities. During the respite sessions, participants will engage in activities that…

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