Ernest (Ernie) and Mary Dodgson moved into our long-term care home, the Houses of Providence, just over a year ago, and truly believe this is their home. Hailing from England, Ernie was a painter and decorator and also served as part of the British Royal Air Force, while Mary had her hands full, as a stay at home mom of four, and later joined the workforce when they moved their family to Canada.
When it was time for him to start looking into a long-term care home, Providence seemed like the natural choice for Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald. He had spent his life in the east end of Toronto, working in the Providence community and with the Sisters of St. Joseph who had opened the Houses of Providence. He is very happy to call Providence home.
Like many during COVID-19, Samantha has found herself working from home with significantly reduced hours. HR professional by day and Crafty-Mommy by night, Samantha decided to use her crafting to keep happiness levels up and stress levels down, this led to the birth of the “Hero Bear.”
As part of ‘Leave a Legacy Month’ this May, Providence is pleased to provide a series of articles to celebrate this special way of giving with our supporters and friends.
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has changed the world in completely unprecedented ways. The vast majority of us are staying home and practicing social distancing and self-isolation to do our part in ”flattening the curve.” Read this article for advice on executing and planning your estate during COVID-19.
“Telemedicine has the capacity to improve workflows, enhance quality of care, and support better coordination and transition of care for patients,” said Godfrey Wong, Occupational Therapist and Telemedicine Adoption Specialist at Providence. “My hope is through this uptake in virtual services in response to COVID-19, both providers and patients will see continued benefits of telemedicine services, even after this pandemic is over.”
Jennifer Stewart has been the President and CEO of Providence Healthcare Foundation for 20 years. During her tenure, she has been a critical part of the fabric of Providence, working with our incredible donors to make a real impact for Providence - from the transformational $16 Million Hope Starts Here Campaign to a $5 Million Endowment for the Houses of Providence, and everything in between and since.
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