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  • New Face at the Foundation

    July 18, 2017

    With new endowments and new funding initiatives, the Aberdeen Health Foundation is busier than ever these days. We are pleased to introduce a new addition to the team, Kim Martin. As Administrative Coordinator, Kim works alongside Susan Malcolm, our Executive Director, to support, coordinate, and evaluate special projects for the Board and its various committees. […]

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  • New Hope Hosts Family Day

    July 20, 2017

    Family Day at New Hope was a huge success with about 60 people in attendance to learn more about the programs their loved ones are participating in and to see all they are accomplishing. Everything from photography and art to gardening was showcased and how these programs are used to bolster mental health. Guests were treated […]

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  • Breanna Mahoney Receives Foundation’s Pat Lord Award

    June 29, 2017

    The first 10 years of Breanna’s life were difficult. The kind that made her think she wasn’t good enough or smart enough for university. Today, she is graduating from North Nova Education Centre with an offer from the program of her choice at Acadia. At her graduation, Breanna received the Pat Lord Award, a scholarship […]

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  • Debbie’s Walk Hits Fundraising Milestone for Oncology Patients

    June 28, 2017

    The students and teachers of Trenton Elementary hosted the 3rd Annual Debbie’s Walk recently. The event, which is held in memory of beloved educational assistant Debbie Campbell, has now raised $5,000 for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Oncology Client Fund. A diagnosis of cancer affects people in many different ways. Often unexpected is the financial impact that […]

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  • Dr. Williston Fund is Advancing Training of Local Health Care Staff

    June 23, 2017

    Each year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund provides funding to advance training and therapeutic approaches available at the hospital. This year, 12 staff members in a number of departments are receiving funding support, including the Rehabilitation Department. The department’s Occupational Therapist was able to attend a conference to learn evidence-based approaches […]

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  • Donation Provides Music Therapy for Palliative Care

    June 16, 2017

    The former Friends of the Arts Society has made a donation to honour the organization’s musical legacy. Just under $5,000 has been gifted to the Aberdeen Health Foundation to support Dr. Kwasnik-Krawczyk’s music therapy program in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. The Society formed 25 years ago with a vision of turning the Roseland […]

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  • Hospital’s Rooftop Garden Back In Bloom

    June 15, 2017

    Story by: Avery Tremblett, Public Health Summer Student The Aberdeen Hospital’s rooftop garden is back for a second growing season. The garden proved a success last year and has returned to add beauty thanks again to the generous funding of the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary group and the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Central Home Improvement also helped […]

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  • Helping to Brighten Smiles

    June 12, 2017

    Dr. Eric Beaton is looking forward to providing dental care to some new patients. The Bright Smiles Project is making it possible for patients living with a mental illness to receive a dental exam, x-rays, tooth cleaning, and one-year supply of oral care products. While at the dentist, they will also receive information on nutrition, […]

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  • Donor Making a Difference for Women & Children’s Health

    June 6, 2017

    Don Horne was able to get a firsthand look at how his donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation is making a difference for women and children’s care at the Aberdeen Hospital. Alana Toole, RN gives Don a demonstration of the new Pediatric Video Intubation Scope for the operating room. Susan Malcolm and Nurse Manager Debbie […]

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  • Helping Big Brothers Make Matches

    May 29, 2017

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment is helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County make matches in our community. Pictured are Little Sister Emily MacDonald and Big Sister Renee Campbell, who were recently matched. Emily has been active in other Big Brothers Big Sisters programs the past five years while waiting for a Big […]

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