Volunteer program helps children become siblings


For Immediate Release

October 17 , 2013


(LONDON, Ontario) – A new baby’s arrival is an exciting time for a family but can be challenging for young children who don’t understand the full impact of becoming a sister or brother. Volunteers from the May Court Club of London are helping make the transition easier for kids and parents through the Sibling Awareness Program, held each month in the birthing unit at London Health Sciences Centre’s Victoria Hospital.

This free one-hour program is aimed at three- to six-year-olds whose mother is expecting a second child. In addition to visiting a birthing room, children are taught about new babies and their impact on other members of the family through a puppet show, a storybook and "newborn" dolls.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Sibling Awareness Program and interview representatives from the May Court Club:

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Time: 10 to 11 am

Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Road East

Parking: Parking is available in parking garage P1 with access to zone B via level 2

**Media are asked to meet in the zone B, level 2 atrium by 9:45 a.m. on October 19. Please contact Tori Laird if you are planning to attend.**

For media inquiries contact:
Tori Laird
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 76760, Pager 17040

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