Ma­jor chal­lenges ahead

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

«We are fac­ing a pop­u­la­tion growth as well as a rapidly ag­ing pop­u­la­tion: from now un­til 2016, the num­ber of peo­ple 65 years and older will rep­re­sent 25 % of the pop­u­la­tion, a phe­nom­e­non that will be present through­out Que­bec in the next 10 years (2025)... This means our ser­vices will be in­creas­ingly im­por­tant in the up­com­ing years, in terms of what we have to of­fer and in terms of vol­ume.»


Ac­tive for close to 30 years, the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion is now launch­ing its third ma­jor fundrais­ing cam­paign. The pre­vi­ous cam­paigns held in 1999–2003 and 2004-2008, were able to raise $2.4 and $3.6 mil­lion thanks to the un­re­lent­ing work of vol­un­teers and the gen­er­ous sup­port of donors.

On av­er­age, the Foun­da­tion has rein­vested $500,000 an­nu­ally in the ac­qui­si­tion of equip­ment and spe­cial­ized med­i­cal and paramed­i­cal tools. For Ms. Monique Cor­beil, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the CSSSM « the Foun­da­tion is a source of pride for the pop­u­la­tion, busi­nesses and in­sti­tu­tions in the com­mu­nity. It has, and will con­tinue to sup­port Ma­gog health care in its de­vel­op­ment…»

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