Karim Chagani from Cascade Gardens featured by BC Care for National Volunteer week!

Heartiest congratulations to volunteer Karim Chagani from Cascade Gardens in Burnaby who has been featured by the BC Care Providers Association for National Volunteer Week, April 24 to 30, 2022!

National Volunteer Week takes place from April 24 – 30 and provides an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to Canada’s 24 million volunteers. This year’s theme is “Volunteering Is Empathy in Action.” Last month, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC put out a call to our members, asking operators to share stories and accolades about some of their most notable volunteers.

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Faces of COVID-19: Devonshire Care Centre art therapy project displayed at Southgate Centre

Student group organizes art therapy project for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

As seen in CBC News · Posted: Oct 22, 2020

The results of an art therapy project for residents at the Devonshire Care Centre in Edmonton were hung up on a storefront in Southgate Mall. (Submitted by Asad Makhani). When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Asad Makhani worried that the seniors he worked with in long-term care, who already struggled with isolation, would see those feelings of loneliness amplified by the pandemic.

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Park Place People: Big Support for Team Tee-Shirt Initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for our teams in long term care, assisted living, supportive living, and independent living. With teams in BC, Alberta, and Ontario, in both urban and more rural communities, we have learned so much together about pandemic safety and teamwork.

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Park Place Seniors Living Supports Free Health Care Aid Training Program in BC

BC’s current climate has highlighted the important need for increased education and training opportunities in seniors’ care. Recently, the BC Care Provider Association (BCCPA), secured a new Community Workforce Response grant of over $800,000 to train 48 students interested in pursuing careers as health care assistants. The funding will cover the entire cost of tuition for participants in addition to providing financial supports for travel, childcare, and other allowances.

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Message from Park Place Seniors Living President, Al Jina

Keeping our residents safe and well cared during this Pandemic requires our front line staff to come to work and be safe while providing care and service. In order for them to do so means for them to have the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gowns, and gloves.

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Healthy Aging and Independent Living – 4 ways retirement communities can benefit your health

It finally happened. Your kids or grandkids said the word you’ve been dreading for the past 10 years “seniors home” (gasp!). You’re thinking I’m fully capable of taking care of myself, I don’t need to be in a home, I’m not old. And you’re right. You don’t need to be in a home. This is where independent living options come in. We can feel your eyes rolling but, hear us out! Independent living differs greatly from the traditional nursing care homes you likely grew up associating all seniors homes with. Independent living residents are retired, fully capable 65+ Seniors who are simply looking for more freedom. Freedom from household chores. Freedom from cooking every meal. Freedom to socialize and enjoy this time.

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8 Benefits of Choosing a Park Place Seniors Living Residence

Do you or your loved ones want to maintain your independence, while having easy access to care services and amenities? Then, a Park Place residence is the right move. Residents retain their daily routine, participate in social activities, and enjoy a fulfilling life. Whether you’re exploring independent living, supportive and assisted living or long term care, Park Place is committed to providing a quality care experience and enriching the lives of Seniors.

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Thank You to Our Local Heroes

A sincere thank you was extended to firefighters who battled the summer’s Mt. Hicks wildfire at a dinner on Friday, October 12th.

Members from Kent Harrison Search and Rescue, Agassiz, Popkum, Harrison, Seabird and BC Wildfire were invited to the buffet-style dinner at the Agassiz Seniors Community (formerly Cheam Village) where community members got a chance to thank the crews for their hard work fighting the hill-side blaze.

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Benevolence Care Centre – Now Open in Edmonton

Park Place Seniors Living welcomed its newest home of 99 Long Term Care beds, Benevolence Care Centre, on April 12th, 2018. Located in Edmonton, Alberta construction of the residence began in June of 2016 and employs over 100 professional staff. The brand new 82,000 square foot care centre features private rooms. On-site special amenities include: a spa room on each level, TVs located throughout the building, fireplaces in all lounges, an open-air patio, 2nd level patio, a dining room on each level and is surrounded by a beautiful park-like setting.

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