The 100 Mile & District Hospital Auxiliary (OMDHA) monthly general meeting will be held today (May 1) at 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the South Cariboo Health Centre. The one-hour presentation will highlight guest speakers talking about “advanced care planning,” and promises to be very informative. Members and their spouses are welcome to attend.
The 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund is accepting applications for a bursary for continuing education or skills training. It is available to residents of Watch Lake, Green Lake, Pressy Lake, 70 Mile House and surrounding areas.
Consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate a strong connection with this community.
Applicants must submit a 300-500 word letter explaining their goals, education plans and community connection by June 7 to The 70 Mile & Area Fund, c/o S. Wheeler, Box 29, 70 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2K0.
June has been declared as ALS Awareness Month in British Columbia.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin.
The average life expectancy after diagnosis is three to five years, and equipment costs for each patient average $137,000, while nursing and home care costs can be up to 10 times this amount.
For more information or to donate, visit the ALS Society of BC at www.alsbc.ca.