A longtime supporter of the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society, the Nanaimo Foundation, presented the society with a donation of $150,000 for its new dementia care home on Northfield Road.
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Nanaimo Foundation is delighted to deliver a $150,000 gift to Eden Gardens,” said Ted Carson, chairman of the Nanaimo Foundation board of directors, in a press release. “It is excellent to see this state-of-the-art dementia care complex constructed for Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Foundation is honoured to support this vital need in our community.”
The Nanaimo Foundation offers visionary donors a safe and secure place to invest in the communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville. Donors trust the Nanaimo Foundation to funnel their donations to the appropriate source.
With this recent donation, the Nanaimo Foundation’s gifts to Travellers Lodge tops a half-million dollars.
“As our largest donor to date, the Nanaimo Foundation truly embodies the kindness and generosity of our community,” said Mike Herold, Travellers Lodge past chairman. “This donation will support our new facility and will allow us to continue to offer the essential compassionate care programs we offer our elders.”
Along with several Nanaimo Foundation board members, Carson presented the donation to Herold and Travellers Lodge board directors, and administrator, as construction continues on the new facility and surrounding gardens. Travellers Lodge and the Nanaimo Foundation share a successful history of working together to support vital services in the community.
Nearly 70 per cent completed, the new Eden Gardens facility will provide much larger rooms for its elders in a village-like atmosphere. The two-storey wood-framed building will feature communities with neighborhoods, outdoor gardens, a solarium and areas for activities and family visits. It will also serve as a training center for other nursing care facilities in Canada on its Eden Alternative concept. When completed, Eden Gardens promises to be one of the top dementia care facilities in the country.
For more information, please visit www.nanaimotravellers