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I’m walking for Granny
Jun 27, 2018

On September 9, Providence will be celebrating Grandparents’ Day with a “Walk, Run & Roll-a-thon”. I’ll be walking with my “grand-dog”, Henri (because I don’t have grandchildren), and I will also be walking to show my love for my Dad, who is an amazing grandfather for my two daughters (Dad won’t be at the event because he is on a four-month trip – at 90-years-old he will be kayaking in the Arctic). But most of all, I will be walking to honour my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Scott – Granny.

It’s for her comfort and safety
Jun 25, 2018

Ellen likes her bed! A 92-year-old mother of five, grandmother of nine and great grandmother to an increasing brood of little ones, Ellen is one of the 288 residents who live in our long-term care home – Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence.

Men’s Group Donates Funds for Simulation Training Program
Jun 22, 2018

Donors in our men’s philanthropy group – Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) – has voted to make the Providence Healthcare Simulation Program its funded project for the next year. The donors have voted to direct $100,000 of their dollars to this innovative program, which was one of three projects presented by Providence staff for their consideration at the MAPP annual voting meeting in June.

Ahmed – A Father’s Day Story
Jun 14, 2018

This Father’s Day, we will be thinking of all the dads out there who serve as role models for their children – sometimes in ways they didn’t expect. In this blog, we take a look at Ahmed who is a patient receiving rehab therapy at Providence Healthcare, while caring for his family and showing them what strength is all about.

Help us Raise Money for Beds that Improve Safety, Comfort and Health
Jun 1, 2018

If you could make a small donation to help a long-term care resident be safer, more comfortable and maybe even healthier, would you do it? Providence Healthcare is raising funds for our long-term care home – Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence – to speed up the replacement of our 288 residents’ beds. We are buying bedframes and controls that are the new safety standard and mattresses that improve sleep and reduce pain and bed sores.

Planned giving isn’t just for the wealthy!
May 23, 2018

Many people mistakenly believe you have to be wealthy to leave a planned gift. That couldn’t be further than the truth! In fact, about 10 per cent of Canadian adults include planned gifts in their Wills, and it is a growing trend. Regardless of the size of the estate (the total of the money and property held by a person), planned gifts can be arranged in a way to maximize tax benefits and the donation available to the charity.

Planning your Legacy
May 16, 2018

George Cobham Sr. has arranged to provide for Providence Healthcare in his Will to honour his mother and continue her legacy. George’s mother volunteered at Providence when he was growing up as the youngest child in a family of six children. “While my mother always had time for me and my siblings, she also made time for her beloved Catholic Women’s League work and Providence….She saw how Providence could assist those who were less fortunate and were struggling with life’s challenges, and yet they were treated with dignity and with the utmost care and respect.”

Stroke does not diminish this mother’s determination
May 11, 2018

In honour of Mother’s Day, we searched through our bank of 2018 stories to find the most inspiring, loving story about motherhood that we could share with you. Even if you’ve never been a new parent, imagine being the mother of a four-day-old perfect baby. You are just home from the hospital and you are focusing on adapting to being a parent to this little bundle of joy. You are a little scared, but also over-the-moon in love and coping pretty well. Read more.