HAAO – Central East Region Auxiliaries’ Conference

The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary hosted the Central East Region Auxiliaries’ Conference on April 23rd @ Wyndance Golf Club. Over 177 delegates and special guests were in attendance. Dr. Jennifer Wilson spoke to the theme of the conference – the power of volunteers. She spoke passionately about her work in the ER at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and how the equipment purchased through Auxiliary donations had assisted her work and saved lives. She then related her Uxbridge experience to her own volunteer work in Ghana – working there with little or no equipment, medication etc., and still being able to bring knowledge to the area to improve the lives of the very young and old alike.

Sgt. John Keating spoke in the afternoon about elder abuse and identity theft – again an impassioned speaker. He was able to use humour to encourage all present to take power to protect not only our vulnerable elderly but ourselves as well

Wyndance Golf Club provided a great venue and service and  from all accounts it was a great day!

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