A younger generation of recruits will be needed to replace an auxiliary's aging members.

The Macgregor and District Health Care Auxiliary plans to raise awareness to curb a growing concern of age within its members. 


Member Janice Snaith explains the average age of the auxiliary is 50, and soon a younger generation will need to be recruited to sustain the group's purpose. 


She notes the group is a vital part of the MacGregor health centre, providing labour and service, as well as funding necessary equipment and maintenance.  The auxiliary also provides bursaries and scholarships for health education. 


By helping to keep the hospital in the community, Snaith believes the auxiliary is preventing 26 patients from being displaced. 


There are only eight original members still active with the group, it was formed in 1950.