I am walking 5k in the Scotiabank Marathon and reaching out to friends and colleagues to raise funds for the quality of care of our residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched our resources and our capacity to provide quality care to our seniors to the max.
I am walking to raise money to address our most urgent priority – the replacement of our 25 year-old air-cooling and ventilation (HVAC) system.
Unfortunately, although our Home is aging, it is not old enough to qualify for the recently announced additional government support for capital projects for nursing homes. This additional support is only for Homes where there are no ventilation systems at all. Fortunately, we are not one of those homes but we can’t wait until our HVAC system breaks down completely.
We cannot afford to wait. We know there are breakthrough infections among vaccinated people, and these infections are among those who, like our residents, are frail and have complex health issues. We also know that new variants may emerge and spread even faster.
An up-to-date air-cooling and ventilation system in our Home will improve the air circulation, thus minimizing the possibility of a spread of any air-borne viruses, including COVID-19. Our HVAC system is very much outdated, it breaks often and it is becoming increasingly difficult and increasingly expensive to find parts to repair it.
Your support would make a direct and long-lasting positive impact on the safety and quality of care of our 152 current residents, and many more residents in the future.
Our seniors deserve the best possible care and it is with your support that we will be able to continue to provide it!
Halya Lyznyk, Director of Resident Care
Your support today will help save seniors’ lives!
The Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre is dedicated to serving the needs of seniors and meeting the demands of a growing senior population with care and compassion. We take care of frail seniors, faced with multiple health issues, including Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We run a social program for seniors from the community, helping them stay active and connected.
During this time of pandemic, your support will help us protect the lives of many seniors, helping them stay safe and connected.
Join us to make a difference!
1) Register to walk or run and ask family and friends to support you.
2) Sponsor a walker/runner.
3) Make a donation
Benefits of walking/running for the Care Centre
• A chance to win amazing prizes
• Invitation to a post-race pyrogie party
• Free transportation from the Care Centre to the event and back
• Free registration for everyone who raises more than $250
• FUN and friendships
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 23||Olga Mychalczuk||$50.00|
|Oct 21||Bob Maksymec||$300.00|
|Oct 21||Halya Lyznyk||$150.00|
|Oct 14||Daria Kowalyk||$100.00|
|Oct 13||GeriatRx Pharmacy||$1,000.00|
|Oct 05||Paul & Juli Roslin||$100.00|