Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital
The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital held its September Lunch and Learn Program at the Shorewood Country Club. Lisa Muldowney, President of the Auxiliary, welcomed those in attendance.
The program was presented by Scott Butler, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations, Edwin Rodriguez, Marketing Specialist, and Kimberly Maben, Communications Specialist, all with Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY.) The speakers provided material and information on the many ways LERHSNY (LakeErieHealth.org) is reaching out to the community. HealthQuestWNY is a comprehensive community wellness initiative which includes a free newsletter, seminars, classes and support groups among other things. HealthQuestWNY is also on twitter, facebook and pinterest, offering FREE health and wellness information to residents of WNY daily.
Another initiative is the "I CareAlways!" program created for the employees of LERHSNY facilities to help them better serve the needs of patients and visitors. A new series of newspaper ads promoting LERHSNY has also been developed.
Muldowney reported on the success of the recently completed Ready for School Campaign. Local schools benefited from the generosity of those who made donations. The Auxiliary Membership Drive is ongoing. Anyone wishing to join but who did not receive a membership application should call Joanna at 366-2973. Memorial donations to the Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital may be made at any time.
The Auxiliary continues to conduct fundraising efforts throughout the year to support Brooks Memorial Hospital. Several upcoming events sponsored by the Auxiliary include the following sales being held in the Brooks Memorial Hospital Lobby from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.: Small Indulgences on Nov. 9; Silver Lining on Dec.7; and Books are Fun on Dec. 17 and 18. The major fall fundraising event is the annual Election Day Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, Nov.6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dunkirk Elks Club. The Tree of Lights Ceremony and Carol Sing will take place in the Brooks Memorial Hospital lobby on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
The next Lunch and Learn Program, which is open to the public, will be held at Shorewood Country Club on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon. The guest speaker will be Carolyn Grady, Yoga Instructor and owner of Dunkirk-Fredonia Yoga Center, whose topic will be "Diving into the Body to Release the Mind-Yoga-Stretching-and Relaxation." For more information and to make a reservation for the luncheon call Alona at 366-1640 or Shirley at 366-5046.