Greg Willmon

Donation supports dementia care in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – New facility set to open in April receives $100,000 in support of its bathing program.

Barrie Rogers has seen the affect that dementia can have on individuals and their families.

After touring the new Eden Gardens home currently under construction on Northfield Road in Nanaimo, Rogers, a Nanaimo businessman, became involved.

Through his Rogers Foundation, and Budget Car and Truck Rentals, he pledged $100,000 to Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society over a five-year period.

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge has been specializing in dementia care at its current home for more than 12 years with day programs, community bathing, and full care for 90 residents with dementia.

With the move to Eden Gardens slated for April 2017, Travellers Lodge will accommodate 130 residents in this facility and will continue to offer day programs and community bathing.

The Rogers Foundation donation was in support of the community bathing program that provides bathing to 25 community members per week who are unable to facilitate this at their own homes.

Budget Car and Truck Rentals’ donation will be recognized in the main reception area of Eden Gardens.

With these donations, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society is one step closer to achieving its goal of $2 million for its capital building campaign.

Donations for naming opportunities are still available;  please call 250-760-2646 or visit www.nanaimotravellerslodge.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Learning outside the classroom suits VIU’s carpentry program just fine

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning

Nanaimo chef the Sensitive Vegan takes tongue-in-cheek approach to serious cooking

Jesse Rubboli creates cassava-based recipes and shares them via YouTube and on social media

Resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay in the middle of the night

Seven-foot-tall resident able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

Crash causes injuries, traffic tie-ups in downtown Nanaimo

Accident happened Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Terminal Avenue and Comox Road

Gabriola skatepark project gets $567,000 infrastructure grant

Federal and provincial governments providing money for Huxley Park amenities

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read