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New tables and chairs at Kipnes Centre for Veterans

At the Kipnes Centre Mrs. Nash and her daughter Mary enjoy lunch on the new tables and chairs

Fairy garden at CapitalCare Strathcona

Strathcona resident Stephanie Chopoidalo, volunteer Gladys Schultz and Pablo

Pablo is not camera shy

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Donors change lives of residents at CapitalCare

CapitalCare Foundation is very thankful for the support from our donors and supporters. The following items have been added to the centres, enhancing the lives of the residents where they live.

At the Kipnes Centre for Veterans we were able to update all tables and chairs in the eight dining rooms, thanks to the many donations from our Military Community, families, and friends. The tables are specially designed with adjustable heights to accommodate the many residents in wheelchairs. This adjustment provides a lot of flexibility for seating arrangements and enhances the Veterans' comfort and experience at meals.

Sometimes the smallest things purchased with Foundation dollars are just as meaningful because they bring joy to residents. The little Fairy Garden at CapitalCare Strathcona is a delightful addition to the centre.
An aquarium, repurposed from another centre, houses the Fairy Garden. Tiny live plants and miniature decorations and figurines create a magical little world that is changed to reflect the seasons and yearly events.

The Fairy Garden is a place residents can visit with staff and family, finding the items that are identified on a nearby chalk board, counting fairies, angels, frogs, or Christmas trees. This garden is a small thing but it is a big part of the CapitalCare Strathcona community, made available through donations to the Foundation. You help to bring joy, comfort and a little bit of home to our centres.

When the residents at CapitalCare Strathcona received news of a generous donation to the Foundation in support of pets, the resident council recommended purchasing a larger bird. Residents and their families had greatly enjoyed the arrival of a flight cage along with many colourful and musical canaries and finches in the spring of 2016. So in early October the residents welcomed a new member to the CapitalCare Strathcona family, a black headed Caique parrot named Pablo

Pablo is very sociable and enjoys plenty of company. Residents get joy from interacting with Pablo as he happily sits on their fingers, soaking up their loving attention. When the music volunteer comes in to play his guitar and sing, he will pick up Pablo and place him on the tuning pegs at the head of the guitar. Pablo sings and dances adding to the entertainment and comfort of music.

On behalf of CapitalCare Strathcona, thank you to our donors through the CapitalCare Foundation for making these types of home-like enhancements possible at our centers. Without your caring and support moments like these would never be realized.


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