The Auxiliary Howard Young Medical Center recently donated $8,000 to the Lifeline Program in Woodruff and Eagle River that serves over 400 residents in the Lakeland and Eagle River areas.
“Lifeline is an easy-to-use medical alert service designed to reduce the risk associated with living alone. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button,” said Ron Kroeger, Auxiliary Howard Young Medical Center Lifeline Coordinator. “The Lifeline Personal Help Button connects subscribers to a trained personal response associate who can send help quickly – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Kroeger.
Today there are 32 volunteers (22 in Woodruff and 10 in Eagle River) dedicated to managing and installing the Lifeline units throughout the community. “Hospital volunteers are a vital part of our community based hospital and we are grateful for their dedication to this important service,” said Christine Caz, Ministry Howard Young Health Care Volunteer Coordinator.
This money was raised through the Auxiliary’s Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar, their annual fundraiser, held yearly since 1977. Next year, their redesigned annual fundraiser, Harvest of Holidays, will be held on October 8 at Reulands Conference Center.
“The Auxiliary is so thankful for the support of the community,” said Jean Sass, President, Auxiliary Howard Young Medical Center. “Through the generous purchases made by the community at the luncheon, raffle and bazaar, the Auxiliary is able to give back to the community via the Lifeline service.”
Proceeds from the Harvest of Holidays in October will continue to support the Lifeline program.
If you would like to become a member of the hospital Auxiliary to assist with the Lifeline program or other volunteer opportunities, call 715-356-8975 in Woodruff and 715-479 0230 in Eagle River. For information on the Lifeline Program, call 715-356-8644 in Woodruff and 715-479-0211 in Eagle River.