About 120 Princeton and Area residents participated in the first annual Colour Me Healthy Fun Run at Princeton Secondary School on Saturday, May 23rd. The fundraising event was organized by the PSS Leadership Class and their teacher, Crystal Larsen. Proceeds will be donated to the Healthcare Sustainability Society for use in promoting Princeton as a leader in innovative change in healthcare. SOHC was one of many organizations and businesses that made monetary donations to the event.
The Support Our Health Care (SOHC) Newsletter #4 has been sent to our members and supporters. The articles are:
- President’s Message
- Princeton Health Care Steering Committee Updates
- Music & Memory Program at Ridgewood Lodge
- Update on Brian Day Case
- Rally for Public Health Care
- Meeting with Jackie Tegart, MLA
- “Vote for Public Health Care” Campaign
- Colour Me Healthy Fund Raiser – May 23rd
To see a copy of the newsletter, click on the following link:
pdf SOHC Newsletter #4 final
May 3rd to 9th is National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada. Organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, their hope is that Canadians will become more aware of the need to provide access to quality hospice palliative care across the country.
The Princeton & District Hospice Palliative Care Society provides this important service to our community. On March 31st, they held their first Annual General Meeting since registering as a “not for profit” society. June Hope presented the President’s report and Trisha Akerley, the financial report. The following Officers and Directors were elected for the year 2015-16:
Chair – June Hope (until June 2015)
Vice Chair – John Akerley
Secretary – Carol Clarke
Treasurer – Trisha Akerley
Directors – Agnes Newman, Lynn Boyd, Susan Hamilton
The Society discussed final upgrading of the Hospice rooms at Princeton General Hospital and identified two priorities for the coming year; palliative care training for present and future volunteers and creating more awareness for the Society.