Month: June 2016

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Students raise money for Oncology Patient Fund

Teachers and students of Trenton Elementary and Middle School recently hosted the second annual “Debbie’s Walk”. The event is a fundraiser in memory of Debbie Campbell, an educational assistant at Trenton Elementary who passed away in January 2015 from cancer. The school reached out to Debbie’s husband John for suggestions on the best way their…

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Funding Healthy Outcomes in Pictou County

Now into its fourth year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment and Legacy Fund continue to support projects that encourage healthy outcomes and build resilient kids and families. Five organizations will together receive more than $112,000 in funding this year. Frank H. MacDonald School’s “Primary Technology Project” will level the technology playing…

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Rooftop Garden at Hosptial to Benefit Patients and Community

 The rooftop adjacent to the Women and Children’s Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital is about to get much prettier thanks to a number of partners. Staff of the Women and Children’s Unit with the support of Public Health, the Hospital Auxiliary, hospital volunteers, and the Aberdeen Health Foundation are coming together to create a community…

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Two Donors Come Together for Paediatric Rehab

Two donors – Ace in the Hole Septic and Investors Group – were invited to the Physio Department at the Aberdeen Hospital recently to see their donation in action in the Paediatric Rehabilitation room. The donors were able to meet staff and the family of Bria Dort, who are thrilled with the addition of mirrors…

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Driving Hope

The van drivers for New Hope say the road is smooth on this fun-filled and inspiring volunteer adventure. New Hope, a psycho-social rehabilitation centre for mental health outpatients in Pictou County, is an oasis of hope, a sanctuary for the stresses of life, and a place for renewal. Staffed by a well-liked team of registered…

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Hospital Fully Equipped with AEDs

Thanks to a nurse who saw a need, the Aberdeen Hospital is now equipped with AEDs on every floor. AEDs are small portable defibrillators; they provide a critical first response for heart attacks and can be life-saving in critical situations. ER Nurse, Donna Cyr, felt that the Emergency Room shouldn’t be the only place in…

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