The Northumberland PACE Speakers Series will host its second virtual conversation of 2024, ‘Why, What and How of Organ and Tissue Donation’ on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 PM

with guest speakers, Tiffany Lue and Rebecca Massecar, Registered Nurses, and Hospital Development Specialists with Trillium Gift of Life Network, part of Ontario Health.

Tiffany Lue is a Registered Nurse and Hospital Development Specialist with Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network [TGLN]). She has dedicated the last 12 years of her career to the field of organ donation and transplants.

Starting her nursing career at Toronto General Hospital, Tiffany was responsible for taking care of organ transplant recipients pre-and post-operatively. Spending time with the some of the sickest patients in Canada was a humbling and inspiring experience, as she learned about their transplant journeys.

Her passion for innovation in donation and transplant led Tiffany to receive a Master of Nursing and continue her career with Ontario Health (TGLN).

Since 2018, Tiffany has supported donation education and policymaking with the aim to improve donation processes throughout Ontario. In her current role, Tiffany supports patients and families as they generously give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Rebecca Massecar is a Registered Nurse and Hospital Development Specialist with Ontario Health (TGLN).

In her role as a Registered Nurse, Rebecca gained valuable clinical experience at the bedside in a Medical and Palliative unit, while expanding her knowledge about the process of organ and tissue donation. Rebecca’s passion for leadership and education led her to complete a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2020.

In 2021, Rebecca transitioned into her role at Ontario Health (TGLN), where she supports several hospitals in Southwestern Ontario and their donation programs.

Rebecca’s favourite aspects of this role include working with hospitals as they support organ and tissue donors while providing education to health care teams and the public about donation.

Tiffany and Rebecca’s virtual discussion will explore important questions about tissue and organ donation, including “Why is organ and tissue important?” “Who can donate tissues or organs?” “What are the common misconceptions about organ and tissue donation?” and “If someone decides they want to be an organ and tissue donor, what is the next step?”

As is standard within the PACE Talk format, questions from the audience will also be addressed. These questions may be pre-submitted by emailing prior to March 28, 2024, or time permitting, posed live during the event itself.

Since 2018, The Northumberland PACE partners have been hosting free public education sessions on a broad range of health and wellness topics and have consistently drawn large groups of community members with a variety of questions and perspectives.

Lasting an hour in length, each PACE talk consists of a 30-minute talk, a 20-minute question-and-answer period with the guest speaker(s) and a short moderator summary.

Bring your questions, your suggestions, and your experience and join in what is expected to be another informative discussion on a topic chosen by previous PACE attendees!

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited to the first 300 registered attendees. This event is hosted through Zoomand attendees are asked to login to the event 5 minutes prior to the start. Register for ‘Why, What and How of Organ and Tissue Donation’ today at, where you’ll also find recordings from many of the previous seasons’ talks prepared by student partners from Loyalist College.

What’s New in Healthcare

Care in the Later Stages is a 3-week learning series that is designed to help family members and friends of persons with dementia understand what to expect in the later stages of the dementia journey. Participants will learn strategies to prepare for the later stages, ways to enhance the quality of life for the person with dementia, and helpful approaches to promoting their own self care. Family members and care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are invited to attend this learning series.

This series is offered FREE of charge, but spaces are limited. Registration is required for this program. If you would like to know if the Care in the Later Stages program is a good fit for your learning, or are interested in registering, please contact your Client Support Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society. If you are connecting with the Alzheimer Society for the first time, please contact our Intake Coordinator at (705) 748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588, ext. 235.

OHT-N partners issue renewed call to action to help minimize the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, during the holiday season – click here for poster

Fall Prevention & Exercise @ CCN

About the Exercise Class: This exercise class for seniors is a generalized class that includes a warmup, cardio, strengthening, stretching and cool down. The class includes both chair exercises and standing exercises. The specific exercises and the pace of the class is tailored to the abilities and safety of the group. This is a free ongoing program for seniors that runs on a drop-in basis, meaning once you are registered, you can attend anytime. Classes are 45 minutes in length. To register for this class, clients can show up to any of the scheduled classes 15 minutes early, once the registration package has been filled out in full, you can begin the class that very day. In some cases, answers on the health questionnaire may elicit a recommendation to speak with a physician before starting the classes. For questions about registration, please call 1-866-514-5774. For  more information and to see the schedule click here.

Update on Covid 19 & Fall Respiratory illnesses 2023 and immunizations

Influenza, RSV and Covid -19 will all be circulating in our community this fall. Immunization is one way to protect yourself.

NFHT will be running two vaccination clinics a week, (based on vaccine supply and demand) starting October 12, in the lower level of the Northumberland Mall. For more information on how to book online click here.

Resources for Patients:

Time to Fight Lyme!

Tick season has started, click here for a Tick Talk on how ticks spread Lyme disease, signs of bites, symptoms of Lyme and how it is treated, and how to avoid bites. For more information about ticks please see the HKPRs updated local information click here.