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.
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.
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.
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. Read more.
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