HYMC Volunteers Gift Holiday Bazaar Proceeds to Lifeline Program

The Howard Young Medical Center Auxiliary recently donated $9,500 to the Lifeline Program in Woodruff and Eagle River that serves 380 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, Howard Young Medical Center Volunteer 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,” continued 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’re grateful for their dedication to this important service,” said Christine Caz, Howard Young Medical Center Auxiliary Coordinator.

If you would like to become a member of the hospital Auxiliary to assist with the Lifeline program or other volunteer opportunities, call 715-356-8548 in Woodruff and 715-479-7411 in Eagle River. For information on the Lifeline Program, call 715-356-8644 in Woodruff and 715-479-0211 in Eagle River.

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