As President, Ms. Smith requested that her Club fund these two causes due to the compassionate care her mother, Elizabeth Shinnan, received during her final days in the Palliative Unit and as a Lifeline customer. Ms. Smith said, “The care we received in Palliative was wonderful; it was like a whole other world. The doctors even called the day after Mom passed to see how our family was doing.” Furthermore, Nanaimo Lifeline is a personal alarm system that allows medically-at-risk individuals to stay at home longer. The Silent Guardian Fund offers those with limited resources to access Lifeline services.
Maeve O’Byrne said, “It is with great appreciation that the Hospital Foundation receives this donation especially due to the inspiration for the gift. The Nanaimo Lions’ Club truly understands the importance of helping individuals in our community when they are most vulnerable. This is a heartwarming gesture of good will and we thank the Lions for their help.”
The next Nanaimo Lions’ Club Flea Market will be held on March 31st at Beban Park and for more information about Nanaimo Lifeline visit www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/lifeline