I’m so blessed to be here at Perley Rideau with Marjorie, my extraordinary wife. We’ve lived all over Canada, travelled extensively, raised three wonderful children and enjoyed our best life in retirement. But as Marjorie developed dementia, I knew it would take more than me to give her the best care possible – which is why I hope you read our story.
Danielle and I are always grateful for the admiration we receive as nurses, but honestly, we’re just two sisters from Ottawa. You’re the reason we start our shifts knowing we’ll have the resources we need now and in the future.
If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know how worrisome and stressful it can be. The weight of it all can keep you up at night, especially right now, having a loved one in long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic. But I’m comforted knowing Dad is happy and comfortable at the Perley Rideau.
Our response to COVID-19 is essential to containing the impact of this virus throughout our Seniors’ Village and beyond. As healthcare providers across the city come together to fight this virus - community members like you are doing your part by social distancing and helping to flatten the curve. Now, you can do even more to help by donating to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Particularly popular – and effective – is the latest interactive environment created by residents, instructors and volunteers in the art Gallery on the second floor. This immersive multi-media art installation, entitled Octopus’ Garden, evokes the seashore and the ocean depths.
The cancellation of the 2020 edition of Ottawa Race Weekend won’t deter the newest members of Team Perley Rideau. Marie Gauthier and Susan Davies, seniors who reside in Perley Rideau’s independent-living apartments, are determined to keep fundraising and training for one of the Weekend’s events – the two-kilometre race – with their walking poles.