We were honoured yesterday to receive a $2,500 donation from local author, Peggy Smith, from the sale of her first book.

Here is what Peggy had to say.  “I wrote my book “Three Score and Ten, What Then?” to help others. I wanted to provide information and promote awareness about long-term care. I feel we need to do a better job of caring for our ill and frail elders. When I had finished writing my book and was in the publishing process, I decided that I wanted to donate a large portion of the proceeds from my book to a good cause in honour of my parents, John and Mary Schmidt, who died in long-term care. When I heard about the Nipissing Serenity Hospice, I knew that it was the perfect choice; the money will stay local and will help people within the North Bay area. I feel honoured to be able to contribute to a facility that will provide love, compassion and care to so many.”

Accepting the donation are, left to right, Mathilde Bazinet, Chair of the Board; Author, Peggy Smith, and Volunteer Coordinator, Norma Brousseau.