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A big donation to Halcyon House

From left: Halcyon House resident Evelyn Thorp, Dawna Dinning of the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary, Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society; Helen Scown, the president of the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary; Karolina Moskal, the site manager of Halcyon House; and residents Phyllis Head and Bill Spavor.  - Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News
From left: Halcyon House resident Evelyn Thorp, Dawna Dinning of the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary, Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society; Helen Scown, the president of the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary; Karolina Moskal, the site manager of Halcyon House; and residents Phyllis Head and Bill Spavor.
— image credit: Alex Cooper/Arrow Lakes News

Halcyon House was the recipient of a big donation from the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary. The auxiliary donated $10,000 that went to the purchase of a new call bill system for tenants at the assisted living residence.

The system was needed after the company that ran the old one closed down, meaning there was no service or parts available if something went wrong, said site manager Karolina Moskal.

Now, each tenant has been given a pendant with a button they can push if they need help. The system is entirely independent so it works even when the power goes out; and it keeps track of all calls that are made.

The $27,000 system was installed by Terracom, who recently signed a 10-year contract with Interior Health, so future service is assured.

Helen Scown, the president of the auxiliary said they are happy to provide any health-related donations.

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