"Perhaps the most important accomplishment of 2017 happened behind the scenes: the update to our Strategic Plan, which runs through 2025. Our Board of Directors led the process and consulted widely with members of the Perley Rideau community..."
This May, Team Perley Rideau will participate in Ottawa Race Weekend while raising funds for the Foundation. Team member Lisa says:
"I am running for my grandfather, John R. Newell, who lives at the Perley Rideau. He moved in last June and is so pleased with the kind of care he has received - my family and I are impressed too!"
Female Veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War will be honoured on Tuesday, March 6, as part of International Women’s Week celebrations at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. During the event, each of the 44 female Veterans who live at Perley Rideau will receive a special shawl handmade by Mylène Levesque.
The event is also a fundraiser for the Perley Rideau Foundation, whose mission is to support the care of seniors and Veterans residing at the Health Centre. Admission is free; a silent auction will be held and High Tea will be served.The event is sponsored by Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services, Home of the home of the National Military Cemetery, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery and the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
Major (ret'd) Edmund (Ted) Griffiths, CD, now spends much of his time reading, and chatting with fellow Veterans and other residents of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. The peaceful, caring environment stands in stark contrast to some of his experiences during a lifetime of service to Canada.
Since moving in to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Connie Sandilands spends as much time as possible in the arts-and-crafts studio and woodworking shop. Given her background, it comes as no surprise that the 96 year-old likes to stay busy.
"Thank you again to supporters of the Professional Development Fund for helping me to remain at the forefront of care while becoming better able to enhance the quality of life of those we serve." Read more for a staff perspective on donors' impact.
If you have “… no home to go to – come here. The staff spoil us. In fact, it’s a little embarrassing you know”. These are the opening remarks of Mr.Gerald Bowen, a resident at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (the Perley), during the reception mounted by the Ottawa Service Attachés Association (OSAA) at the Perley last night. OSAA is an association of the Defence Attachés from around the world and posted to Ottawa and who have taken the Perley under their wing to raise money and to try and make life better for the veterans served by the Perley.