Month: December 2017

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The Heart of the Season

  This year the Aberdeen Health Foundation invested over $1.5 million to enhance health care in Pictou County. Support included more than $1.3 million in new equipment for many of the hospital’s departments, $55,000 in specialized training for staff, over $18,000 for mental health, and $65,000 for projects in our community that foster healthy outcomes….

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Artful Purpose: Helping Cancer Patients

  Doug Guthro has made it his mission to help others in Pictou County who have to travel to the city for cancer treatment. It came from his own experience supporting his wife who needed three weeks of radiation treatment in Halifax earlier this year. During that time, they were able to stay at the…

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Sobeys Staff Get in the Spirit of Giving

Patients and visitors to the Aberdeen Hospital on Thursday morning were greeted by a friendly crew offering free parking, hot chocolate, sweets, and candy canes. New Glasgow was one of just six locations in Canada to be treated to a “Magical Wishes” event, courtesy of the staff at Sobeys head office in Stellarton. In addition…

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Taking Every Opportunity to Give Back

“You have to look after your community. Your community is your family,” says Fred Haddad, owner of Maple Cedar Restaurant in New Glasgow. Giving back is so important to Haddad that he regularly donates a portion of the proceeds from sales at his new restaurant to various causes in the community. During the week of…

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One Door Centre Helping Patients with Chronic Illness

The One Door Centre has made it easier for Wade McCann to manage his chronic illness. Before the clinic opened in 2013, Wade’s COPD meant multiple appointments, travelling to different locations to see different specialists. COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term for a number of progressive lung diseases, in Wade’s case…

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