Abbotsford Hospice Society holds annual general meeting

Board members named for the next year

The Abbotsford Hospice Society recently held its annual general meeting. Board chair David Turchen is pictured second from right.

The Abbotsforfd Hospice Society (AHS) held its annual general meeting on Oct. 20, and has announced its board of directors for the next year.

David Turchen continues to serve as board chair and is joined by: vice chair Marcus Akhtar, secretary Stacey Somerville, treasurer Markus Delves, and directors Rex Leonard, Mike McWhinney, Christoph Reiners, Peter Adrian, Lahkvinder Jhaj, Sukhi Dhanda, and Josh Bach.

Turchen said that the past 12 months has been “one of the most transformational years” in AHS history, with the opening of the Holmberg House adult hospice on Marshall Road adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Turchen said the board is now looking to the future.

“While our highest priority is sustaining the work we currently do, we are actively considering ways that we can expand our programs to offer services, some of which we in fact offered in the past,” he said.

AHS executive director Ron Kuehl said Holmberg House is currently fully occupied and has a waiting list.

He said that for every person served by AHS, $300 is needed per day in support from the community.

“Further program development and community support is being explored but will be considered once funding for existing programs becomes stable,” Kuehl said.

Visit abbotsfordhospice.org for more information about the organization.

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