As I sit here and type my first blog post on my porch, it’s hard to miss the first bit of Fall crisp in the air. Changes are indeed on the horizon, and not just for the leaves.

Not to wish time away but the changes on tap for health care on the South Shore are exciting, especially after hearing and talking about them for so long.

Over the summer, the Health Services Foundation team and I have been diligently working to learn more about the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project and how we (as one of the fundraising arms of the hospital) can support it.

We used the summer months to align a volunteer group of business and community leaders to help guide the Foundation in a campaign to support this redevelopment; a project that is going to enhance local health care for generations to come. We look forward to bringing you more information on our efforts soon.

If you are hungry for more information, the Health Services Foundation has a newly refreshed website with lots of information on the redevelopment, as well as other wonderful initiatives and ways to give to either Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital or South Shore Regional Hospital.

You can still find our website at

As we look to Fall, we also look at the traditional start of the Foundation’s event season with the Charm Diamond Centre’s Women’s Giving Circle. The Foundation’s Board Executive have had several discussions about the pros and cons of having another year of in-person or virtual events.

The 8th Women’s Giving Circle will retake the virtual stage this year with four fresh projects. We are certainly excited to learn more about what our local health care teams need, while spending time together, perhaps in our pajamas!

Here’s to a healthy and generous Fall.

Stay safe & healthy,

Arleen Stevens

Executive Director – Health Services Foundation of the South Shore