Canterbury Foundation “Where Life is Worth Living”
- Canterbury Resident
October 18, 2019 - the Promise of Home Gala
As the population of Edmonton seniors continues to grow, and the average income for seniors decreases, there is a significant need for more advanced, affordable and home-like care options. While more seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes, too often they are not able to stay healthy, live safely, and confidently access their surrounding amenities and services. Furthermore, when it comes time for end-of-life care, seniors in Edmonton – and their families - have limited options. Dementia is another growing concern for present and future generations of seniors, currently with over 40% of residents (over 135 residents) living with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairment at Canterbury Foundation.
As part of this advancement, and a key part of our upcoming Capital Project, amongst many others, one of the key focuses is the development of a strong Community Outreach Program. We see, first hand, the benefit every day of having a Social worker and a Chaplain on site. We see the difference in residents that are fighting many issues related to aging; social isolation, anxiety, depression, transition issues, and many more. Our Outreach Program team places a strong emphasis on ensuring their services are accessible and experienced by all. As such, we are looking to develop funding for this program and the services it provides through our fifth Annual Promise of Home Gala, presented by Stuart Olson.
We are thrilled to share that online ticket sales are NOW AVAILABLE!
Please click HERE to purchase tickets and learn more about sponsor and partnership opportunities click HERE.
Please contact Mackenzie McKinley, Events Coordinator at (780) 902-1018 or Mackenziem@canterburyfoundation.com if you have any questions!