In lives full of defining moments, we help create even more.
Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.
To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.
Our Defining Moments
Extendicare Coming Together and Making a Difference for Fort McMurray Fire VictimsExtendicare coming together and sharing our unique stories in making a difference for the Fort McMurray Fire Victims.
On Wednesday May 4, 2016 , everyone had heard about the Fort McMurray fire. . As staff went about their business, a large number of people escaping the fire arrived at the Edmonton Radisson South looking for accommodation. They were accompanied by their families, pets, etc. Many had harrowing stories to share about their loss and the short window of time they had to escape from the fire. Usually at the end of the trade shows the vendors usually have food and non-food supplies leftover. This would include non-opened food, non-perishable food, dried fruit, granola bars, frozen meat products, etc. After reviewing the situation the SGP team spoke with the vendors and came up with a wonderful plan. They decided to donate the food to the chef in the kitchen so that he could cook up meals for the families that were there. The delegates were very supportive and appreciative. We would like to say kudos to the SGP team and the SGP partners for that wonderful gesture.
Extendicare Athabasca was put on standby to accept evacuees and they received a call to take an evacuee that had been treated in hospital and needed a safe place to sleep. Many of their employees have been volunteering after work at their local reception centre which provides clothes, food etc.
Extendicare St. Paul
On Friday May 6th Extendicare St. Paul had pre-arranged a BBQ at the Co-op for their Food Bank Drive. Of course priorities change, and after speaking with their local food bank, they adjusted the fund raiser to be for the Fort McMurray relief as the local food bank was not currently in need. On Wednesday May 11th Extendicare St. Paul received a new admission, a woman from Ft. McMurray who received home care.
Extendicare West End Villa
The West End Villas Resident’s Council voted to donate all money raised from their Friday Breakfast Club to the Fort McMurray Fund. In addition staff and residents did an impromptu bake sale and all money raised was again donated to the Fort McMurray Fund. The total raised last Friday was $315!
Extendicare Leduc and Salem Manor
On May 3rd, 2016 Alberta Health Services asked if any of the Extendicare Edmonton area homes would be able to admit Long Term Care Residents due to the Fort McMurray evacuation. Extendicare Leduc welcomed four residents and Salem Manor welcomed three residents.
Extendicare Van Daele
The staff is coordinating a silent auction with items donated from businesses, fellow staff members and families.
On May 20th Extendicare Bayview hosted a fundraising BBQ and served up burgers, hot dogs to show support for Fort McMurray.
EXTENDICARE ASSIST HOMES
Sunrise Village Drayton Valley
As the town of Drayton Valley welcomed over 150 families to their town the team at Sunrise Village Drayton Valley came together and have extended an offering of a home cooked lunch three days a week. The team volunteers their time to put together a well thought out nutritious menu and has been delivering meals to those who have been affected.
Sunrise Village High River
At Sunrise Village High River they did an internal 50/50 draw as well as put their Jean Friday money towards the Fort McMurray fund.
Sunrise Village Olds
On May 28th, 2016 the Sunrise Village Olds staff hosted a BBQ at their local big park in Town.
Tendercare Living Centre
The staff at Tendercare will be doing a walkathon to commemorate senior’s month in Ontario and will be donating all the money towards Fort McMurray.
The staff at Villa Colombo held an ice cream sale and raffle to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross and Fort McMurray.
PARAMED CALGARY BRANCH
The ParaMed Calgary Branch held an in office bake sale to contribute to the Canadian Red Cross donations for Fort McMurray.
Our Home's SocialiteMr. H was in his 90’s when he came to live with us in the fall of 2013.
Mr. H was in his 90’s when he came to live with us in the fall of 2013. His wife was already living with us. Although fiercely independent, Mr. H. could no longer live alone as a result of his cognitive decline. He resisted at first and his behavior made it clear he did not want to be here. Mr. H.’s care team made an extra effort to win him over and get him involved in our community. Slowly but surely the resistance melted away to the point where he is now one of our most socially active residents. He is our unofficial greeter at the front door and he is in the process of organizing his first ever poker night for the boys.