The Nanaimo Lions’ Club continues its commitment to help the most vulnerable members of the community by contributing a $1,000 gift to Nanaimo Lifeline. Lifeline provides “peace of mind” for medically at risk clients and their families through its Personal Emergency Response Service. The service allows people to stay in the comfort of their own home longer. Users need only to push their “personal help button” and a Nanaimo-based Lifeline representative will communicate with the client to determine what level of assistance is required, and that help will then be sent.
The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, which owns and operates Nanaimo Lifeline, established the Silent Guardian Fund to help those with fewer resources afford the minimal monthly fee. The average age of a Nanaimo Lifeline client is 71 years and 77% are women; a $400 donation can support a Lifeline client for an entire year. The Nanaimo Lions have supported the Foundation for more than two decades and given almost $25,000 for equipment and services throughout the hospital, as well as to the Silent Guardian Fund.