Broadmead Care Golf Tournament Raises $80,000
The high temperature on Friday May 3rd was one of two records set on that day. Happily for golfers, it was also the day of the 10th annual Broadmead Care Golf Tournament which raised a record-breaking $80,000 at the Uplands Golf Club, more than double the previous year’s amount. Funds will be used to purchase super-low electric beds that will enhance the comfort, dignity and independence for hundreds of WWII and Korean War veterans and seniors at the Lodge at Broadmead and Veterans Health Centre and for adults with disabilities at Nigel House and Harriet House.
Special thanks are extended to emcee Jack Knox who entertained the golfers at the dinner and to all our sponsors for making the event so successful.
For more information, call Kathy Baan at 250-658-3274 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors! Go to our sponsorship page for a full listing of those who support veterans, seniors and adults with disabilities.
Donations support exceptional care. Broadmead Care receives government funding to support the basics. Donations purchase equipment like beds, lifts and mattresses; support programs like creative arts, music therapy and spiritual care; and fund renovations. To donate, click on the red button at the top right of your screen, mail your cheque payable to Broadmead Care to the address below, or call Kathy at 250-658-3274. Thanks!
Families and Friends
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Congratulations to Broadmead Care Director of Care, Fiona Sudbury, who received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in February for excellence in nursing. Please click here to watch the presentation.
The second issue of our Broadmead Care Moments newsletter is out! Enjoy the read! Click on the cover to open.
Please read the first issue of our Broadmead Care Moments newsletter by clicking on the first page below.
It's Legion Week June 24th-30th
Enjoy the free, public festivities, support your local Legion and join today!
BBQs, Open Houses, Pancake Breakfasts, and live music are just some of the neat things local Legions are hosting!
Legion Week is officially proclaimed by the Government of British Columbia and the Yukon. It's a time to showcase the incredible charitable and volunteer work of the Legion, which touches the lives of all fellow citizens.
· Did you know that the Legion is the largest developer of veteran and senior affordable and assisted living housing?
· Did you know that the Legion contributes significantly to medical research and special hospital equipment?
· Did you know that the majority of BC Family Physicians are trained through the UBC program sponsored by the Legion? Did you know that the Legion sponsors the majority of youth sports teams and youth organizations?
· Did you know that the Legion raises $21 Million through gaming which is re-invested in community programs?
Yes, the list goes on and on, no doubt your community's best kept secret! Visit your local Legion Branch, join and become part of your community's growth. Broadmead Care wishes to thank all Legions around the Province for their support and hard work. Your donations have made the lives of our veterans, residents and adults with disabilities more comfortable.
TELUS AND RBC - VOLUNTEERS EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Many thanks to our friends at Telus and RBC who - through their corporate volunteerism programs - sent staff to brighten lives at Broadmead Care.
Telus Day of Giving
Sixteen Telus volunteers accompanied the Nigel House residents to enjoy a day at the Selkirk Waterfront Festival on Saturday May 25th. The residents enjoyed shopping, ice cream, hot dogs and entertainment thanks to our Telus friends. The outing would NOT have been possible without the Telus volunteers - thank you, Telus, for your amazing Day of Giving. You really do Give Where You Live.
RBC Day of Service
On Sunday, May 26th, nine staff from the RBC - Royal Bank of Canada - Broadmead branch arrived at the Lodge at Broadmead, spades and trowels in hand. Led by their manager, Pat Hannah, the group descended on one of the perimeter gardens that was covered in crab grass. With strong backs, good humour and a lot of hard work, the group pulled weeds, chopped low-hanging branches that were obscuring residents' views, and planted a wildflower garden. Thank you, RBC - this lovely area would not have been possible within the scope of Broadmead Care's budget. As the flowers bloom, you will bring joy and beauty to residents and their families.
CONCERT TO SUPPORT NIGEL PROGRAM
Many thanks are extended to Beth Bennett who put on a concert to benefit the residents of Nigel House. Held at St. Dunstan's Anglican Church on June 2nd, the event featured a wide range of music. Admission was by donation to Broadmead Care's Nigel Program to support adults with disabilities. Thank you so much, Beth, for your kindness.
Broadmead Care Receives "Accreditation With Exemplary Standing"
Broadmead Care received notice from Accreditation Canada that it has received the highest possible level of accreditation - Accreditation with Exemplary Standing - by Accreditation Canada. Broadmead Care was specially commended in the areas of high quality care, providing safe and healthy workplaces and strong governance and operational management.
Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts peer reviews of national and international health care organizations to assess the services they provide to patients and clients based on standards of excellence. Broadmead Care attained the highest level of performance and achieved excellence in meeting more than 500 accreditation standards. Broadmead Care was particularly recognized for its determination and commitment to ongoing quality improvement, leadership, and the staff's dedication to the provision of safe, quality health services.
Nigel House volunteer Elisabeth Merner received CTV's Amazing Kid award at the end of March for outstanding community service including volunteering with Nigel House and Nigel resident Diane Rogers. Watch the story here featuring Diane and Elisabeth! Congratulations!
Watch the story about our Shred-a-Thon on CTV Vancouver Island! Click here! (you will need to fast forward to 7:58 of the newscast)
Thank you to everyone who helped make Saturday's Shred-a-Thon a huge success! You helped raise over $10,000 (including a generous donation from one of our dear donors) and a net profit of $9601.63!