Thursday, September 17 was an extraordinary and energy-filled night of celebration, fellowship, and everything 80s for our two philanthropic groups at Providence Healthcare. MAPP and WIPP members came together to have some good ol’ fun under the stars at their first-ever drive-in movie event – and it did not disappoint. Over 150 donors and guests gathered at The Stardust Drive-In Theatre to join Providence Healthcare in celebrating our two successful MAPP & WIPP $100,000 grant recipients.
The 20th anniversary of Cuisine & Cuvée, presented by The Co-operators, was unlike any other signature fundraising event before. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, we went digital – digital & delectable to be exact. With this new, exciting format, Providence Healthcare Foundation raised an incredible $200,000 (net) for Providence Healthcare’s patients, residents, clients and staff! The essential dollars raised during this event will ensure Providence can continue to offer the best care experiences for all those we serve.
Over the years, Rexall has supported Providence Healthcare Foundation by jointly hosting Grandparents Day, an annual awareness event established to benefit seniors. In 2017, the retail pharmacy chain generously offered to match every dollar fundraised, up to $25,000, each year until 2020. To date, Rexall has donated $100,000 to the Foundation’s Hope Starts Here campaign, thereby making healthcare transformation possible.
"I love working with people and helping to care for residents," Kay shared. Khizrana, better known as Kay, is a dedicated Resident Assistant, who's been with the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence for almost 20 years. She’s a calm tower of strength that helped to provide support to residents during COVID-19, and even now as things are seemingly returning to normal.
Melissa joined the Houses of Providence team during the COVID-19 outbreak. With residents being restricted to their rooms to keep them safe, the Houses team were faced with the challenge of keeping residents engaged, and providing meaningful programs, while adhering to health and safety protocols. Melissa came on and with her brought joyful song.
Debra, Activation Assistant for the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, woke up one morning in late March with a cough. Working in a long-term care home she was aware of the risks at the time with COVID, but hadn’t considered that she herself could have contracted the virus. She called in sick and went directly to an Assessment Centre for testing.
We‘re celebrating the 26th annual Providence Golf Classic in a unique way in 2020! Due to COVID-19, we’ve restructured this year’s Providence Golf Classic (PGC).
Dedication is the word that comes to mind when referring to Jeanne and her 31-year tenure at the Houses of Providence. Jeanne is a registered nurse who has spent her entire career in long-term care. She loves this aspect of nursing and admits that the dynamics of long-term care differ significantly from other aspects of healthcare, given the home-like environment and longer duration of stay. Read more.
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