Mary is a loving mother of two and a doting grandmother of five, ranging in age from 15 to 20. She’s also a long-term care resident in the Houses of Providence, calling Providence home, for the last year and a half.
Birthday joy can come in different forms. Jordan celebrated his 38th birthday last Friday by treating the Providence Healthcare staff to a delicious meal. Doris, Jordan’s mother, was a recent patient at Providence and the compassionate care experience received, fueled Jordan’s desire to pay it forward.
So many of us are desperate to get our hair cut with salons being shut due to COVID-19. The same is true for our residents in the Houses of Providence, our long-term care home. This is the story of Marlon and how he decided to help our residents by launching a mobile barber shop, bringing haircuts directly to them, safely.
Providence Healthcare Foundation’s Cuisine & Cuvée is receiving national recognition for its beautifully presented food experience prepared by Toronto’s top chefs. We are proud to announce that 2019’s #CuisineandCuvée has been nominated as a finalist for the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
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.”
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