Construction of the new Adult Day Program space at Glacier View Lodge will be completed later this spring.
“We are immensely grateful to the many individuals and service organizations in the Comox Valley that provided donations to meet the construction shortfall,” said Michal Aikins, executive director at Glacier View Lodge. “We have reached our fundraising target of $150,000 to help us to build this new ‘home away from home’ for seniors of the Comox Valley attending our Adult Day Program.
“The new space will also relieve pressure on the current Lodge and will allow us to provide a more therapeutic environment for our residents who have difficulty coping in noisy and busy activity spaces.”
The Adult Day Program provides a social and stimulating day for the client in a safe environment, while the caregiver has some well-deserved and needed respite time to themselves.
“You were very good to my wife on the day program and when she lived at the Lodge,” said one of the major donors to the expansion project. “One of the truly special things about the Lodge is the staff’s ability to see the essence of each person in their care. I know that they understood and valued who my wife was, before that awful disease took her memories and ability to communicate.”
Another contribution came from the Comox Valley Community Foundation.
“We are very grateful to the Foundation for the grant of $5,000” said Liz Friis, director of Resident Lifestyle & Community Programs. “The money is earmarked for creative program supplies for both the Day Program and Lodge residents. Research tells us that creative expression can be enhanced in later life.”
The Lodge is still in need of donations to assist in furnishing the new space and the outdoor courtyard. For more information about making a donation, please call Liz at 250 338 1451 or visit our website at www.glacierviewlodge.ca To follow the progress of the construction, please like the Glacier View Lodge facebook page!