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

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