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, as a society, 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 had 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.

– Peggy Smith, the author of ”Three Scores and Ten, What Then?’