Something's Missing Project
Grandview neighbourhood 'sky-view' lights and coach lamps

Doorway decor in Grandview hallway

Aeroponic garden tower at Dickinsfield for year round gardening program

Indoor and outdoor gardens at CapitalCare Lynnwood
McConnell Place West Coffee Corner - project completed!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Something's Missing

June 2019 update

Making the house a home

SOMETHING’S MISSING helps us bring the comforts of home into our centres so that not even one resident or family says, "It’s good but something’s missing." The project ideas came from discussions with residents and families as they identified  ways to improve their day to day living in the centres..

The projects have needed financial support, some renovation and refurbishment, and some community involvement. 

Project updates

Grandview - Hallway Beautification   
Goal: $30,000 per unit (approx.)
Raised: $37,000  Needed: $27,000 for second neighourhood.

Grandview's hallways are transforming! One of the three neighbourhoods (units) now has 'sky-view' lights in the hallway and coach lights by each resident room door. The door pediments, house-style mailboxes and house numbers are complete, along with new flooring. Jewel tone coloured doors are ordered. The colours and design will assist residents living with dementia to easily identify their rooms, thus providing confidence and comfort. 


Strathcona - Bathing Room Upgrades
Goal: $15,000
Raised: $15,000  

Bathing room upgrades, including towel warmers, at CapitalCare Strathcona in the memory care neighbourhood are now complete!  Staff are working on the finishing touches to warm up the decor. With your support all three bathing areas have been renovated so that seniors with increasing frailty can enjoy bathing experiences with the necessary assistance and the comforts of home.


Dickinsfield & Lynnwood - Horticulture Programs
Goals: $30,000 each
Raised at Dickinsfield: $22,000  Needed: $8,000
Raised at Lynnwood: $20,000  Needed: $10,000

Gardening programs at Dickinsfield and Lynnwood now bring year round living green. Telus Community Foundation has helped fund the Grow and Learn program at Dickinsfield, bringing together two generations to learn traditional soil planting and no-soil tower gardening.

At Lynnwood the Winter Cultivation Garden, assisted by a TD Financial grant, brings the garden indoors so residents can tend the plants year-round. Outdoors a refreshed garden has become a popular place for residents and families to visit. Still in the works is a multi-use raised bed community garden.

 

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Click the Donate Now button at the top of this page, or call CapitalCare Foundation at 780.448.2413.

Completions

McConnell Place West - project complete!

Your support for McConnell Place West has helped us raise a total of $8,000 which has meant the new “Café Corner” located within the walls of McConnell Place West is now a quiet oasis for coffee lovers. It’s the place to go for families who want to create the experience of coffee on the patio with their mom or dad who is now living with
dementia. We love you a latte!

​Norwood & Laurier House Lynnwood - funding complete!

The residents at Norwood and Laurier House Lynnwood have new dining room furniture. The new furniture will be used in both the current settings and in the new Norwood building when it opens; benefitting residents now and in the future.

Kipnes Centre for Veterans - funding complete!

Kipnes Centre residents and their families now have a new family visiting space. The room on the second floor provides a comfortable space for family and friends to gather, complete with kitchen, dining area, living room, and children's play area - just like home! 

The room at Kipnes Centre for Veterans before renovations.

   
The family room at Kipnes Centre for Veterans after renovations. 

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