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.
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.
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.
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.”
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. All of a sudden, you have a blinding headache. You can’t move your arm. You can’t speak. You don’t know what’s happening.
One thing is for sure. Harold Leslie Wilson loved and was loved. Married to Sheila Quinn in 1955 in Toronto, he was father of five children and lived a full life in Toronto. He was a Chartered Accountant with a successful practice and was devoted to his faith, family and friends. He loved sports, music and movies with a passion and relished sharing that love with everyone in his life.
Providence Healthcare Foundation held its annual “Women in Philanthropy for Providence” (WIPP) voting meeting on April 12, 2018. This is the meeting when Providence Healthcare employees pitch their ideas to WIPP donors for innovative projects they are hoping to fund over the next year. WIPP raises money to fund projects that will cost $100,000 – usually one $100,000 project per year, however this is a special year because enough money was raised to fund two projects!
May is National Leave a Legacy Month. A legacy is how you will be remembered after you are gone. It can be something physical and real – like money or property, or it could be something less tangible – like a legacy of kindness that other people try to live up to.
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