For Mental Health Week (May 4-8), our long-time supporter and friend of the Foundation, MeditationWorks brought in a vintage 1972 Airstream to Providence Healthcare. On May 6, they broadcasted free meditations every 15 minutes for two hours to help staff, patients and residents relax, unwind and recharge.
Providence patients are facing challenging days. As visitors have been restricted from the hospital, not only are they feeling alone, but many are coming with little to no basic essentials. Loved ones no longer have the ability to drop off care supplies such as toiletries (deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste), underwear and clothing.
When the Kassum family heard that Providence needed critical funds to help fight COVID-19 and support our acute care partners, they knew what they had to do. We are humbled at an incredibly generous $20,000 contribution from the Kassum Family Foundation, made in memory of Ken Kassum, to help support Providence during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Eating nutritious meals and maintaining a healthy diet are as important now, as we stay home, as they’ve always been. Getting the things you need to make a balanced meal may feel harder to do now, with new rules put in place at grocery stores and long wait times for pick-up and delivery orders. Providence Healthcare, Registered Dietitian, Tina Seegobin shares some insight on what we can be doing to make things a little easier.
In honour of Volunteer Week, we extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our selfless and generous volunteers. The work we do to support our patients, residents and clients would not be possible without their contributions of time, talent and treasure.
With the Kassum Family Foundation’s incredible support, Providence will be able to purchase several vital signs machines, helping us to monitor and support our most vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Staying home is the number one priority for everyone right now, as we continue to do our part to flatten the curve on COVID-19. The question is…how can we stay healthy while staying home? Kim Garland, Providence Healthcare Physiotherapist, shares some tips on what she’s doing during these challenging times.
Dr. Ashley Verduyn took time this week to answer our questions about Providence Healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s the Chief and Director of Medical Affairs at Providence Healthcare with an interest in making a positive impact in people’s lives.
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