Providence Healthcare
Providence Healthcare

Jennifer’s grandmother June Rogers was a club member in the Adult Day Program for six years. An avid Leaf fan, to say the least, she held season tickets for 67 years. In spite of having Alzheimer’s disease in her later years, she still enjoyed the game. In 2013, when she was 88 years old, the longtime Scarborough resident was named winner of the Sportsnet’s Ultimate Sports Fan contest.

A Letter from a Grateful Family

Mom and I would like to thank you all for your card, kind words and beautiful pictures to reminisce about how much Nana meant to not only us but you all during her six years at the Adult Day Program. We are at a loss right now without her and feel as though our home is empty but as you all know she filled our hearts with many memories of her smiles and determined will to keep going. She truly was happy during her time at the program and most enjoyed the food (obviously!) but also the hand massages, nail paintings, games and the time you took to sit and talk with her and ensure she felt like she mattered to each and every one of you.

During the later stages of Alzheimer’s at your program, you modified the needs and programming to ensure that she was still a part of the program and made every attempt to ensure that her smile remained upon her face and that she received the best care possible. In addition to all your support and care for Nana we would like to thank you for your kindness, patience, understanding and support during our time there. You were willing to hear our suggestions on ways to support the client and their families and allowed us to share in Nana’s special times with you through programming and party events. We always wanted what was best for her and you all did your very best to accommodate and listen to our needs. Whether it was putting her into the program when my mom wasn’t well or allowing us an extra seat on Santa’s lap during the Christmas festivities, it meant a great deal to us.

Although Nana is no longer with us, the memories in our heart of time spent together at the Adult Day Program will always be a part of who she was and the life that she had there.

Thank you again for everything you have done. You made her journey here a beautiful and bright one filled with love and laughter.

Sincerely,

The Rogers Family