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Healthcare Auxiliary distributes grants

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Donor and recipients of grants: front and centre, SC Healthcare Auxiliary president Carole Murray; left to right at the rear, Anne Titcomb (Sunshine Coast Resource Centre), Maureen Clayton, Brian Smith and Hugh Macaulay (Arrowhead Clubhouse Board), Michelle Bruecker (Better at Home), Donna Shugar (vice-president, Hospice Society) and Pat Hunt (Seniors Information and Referral). Photo submitted

The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary has established a granting program that will provide a percentage of their yearly fundraising to healthcare related community programs. This year, five programs will share $24,000.

Bellies and Babies (Sunshine Coast Community Services Society) provides pre and post-natal nutritional counselling and support and will now be able to add a “Mamas supporting Mamas” group focusing on post-natal depression, changing relationships and redefining self.

Hospice Society, with its more than 70 volunteers, provides compassionate care and support to 100 individuals and their families monthly. They have plans to provide enhanced volunteer training and community awareness activities.

Better at Home (Sunshine Coast Community Services Society) provides services such as housekeeping, light chores and gardening to enable seniors to remain in their homes. They will be able to meet an increased demand for services.

Sunshine Coast Resource Centre will provide Information and referral outreach and support to seniors needing assistance in identifying and accessing services on the Coast.

Arrowhead Clubhouse is a rehabilitation centre that provides support for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. They needed support to be able to remain open five days a week.

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