Burpee Mills Golden Age Club Donates $1500 to Telemetry Campaign
The Burpee Mills Golden Age Club has donated $1500 towards the Telemetry Campaign for the two Island hospitals. The new telemetry monitoring system will provide continuous remote monitoring of the heart’s rhythm right from the patient’s bedside. The information can then be sent to a central computer station where it can be used by specialists to help care for patients.
“We, at the west end feel very fortunate to have such well-equipped medical facilities on the Island” , stated club President, Penny Palonen.
“This year the Burpee Mills Golden Age Club has donated funds to three areas where they will benefit seniors in our community. Besides giving to the hospital’s Telemetry Campaign, the club also donated $600 to the Gore Bay Medical Centre to purchase a new wheelchair for the doctor’s office and $500 to the Gore Bay Library for new audio books.” Mrs. Palonen indicated the funds were raised through the Golden Age Club Funeral Lunch Program and the Burpee Mills Breakfasts.
Appearing in the photo from L to R are Cora Hayden (MHC Director & Member of MHC’s Fundraising Committee), Derek Graham (MHC President & CEO) and Penny Palonen (President of the Golden Age Club)