Photo, from left to right: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #256 Service Officer, Bob Chow tests the monitoring system with Joan Ryan of Nanaimo Lifeline. Branch #256 recently donated $2,000 to the Silent Guardian Fund in order to help veterans and their families receive Lifeline Services.
The Royal Canadian Legion Mount Benson Branch #256 actively seeks ways in which to help the health and wellness of veterans and their spouses. The group recently donated $2,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for the Silent Guardian Fund. The Silent Guardian Fund helps individuals afford the monthly fees of Nanaimo Lifeline Services. Lifeline is a 24-hour personal emergency response service (PERS) that monitors medically-at-risk individuals so they can stay at home longer. Legion #256 has given $16,500 to the Silent Guardian Fund since 1998 and almost $85,000 in total to the Hospital Foundation since 1990. Nanaimo Lifeline’s Joan Ryan said, “This is a tangible way in which to support those who need a little assistance in order to stay at home. Legion 256 has been an incredible supporter and, in turned, helped their veterans continue to live independently.”