#CommunityOfCare: Service clubs – ‘the backbone of our community’

  St. Joseph’s Villa & Foundation is so fortunate to be surrounded and supported by community service groups that care wholeheartedly about initiatives in our community. With ribbon-cutting only days away, we reflect on the community partners who have made Margaret’s Place Hospice possible on our campus. – The Dundas Lions Club The Dundas Lions…

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#CommunityOfCare: A ‘gift of love’ from Bishop Crosby & the Diocese of Hamilton

– Bishop Douglas Crosby and the Diocese of Hamilton team touring the construction site of Margaret’s Place Hospice – ‘To have such a grand vision of this in our hometown, there was no question we would get behind it.’ Margaret’s Place Hospice is only weeks away from completion. As we prepare for the ribbon-cutting ceremony,…

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#CommunityOfCare: Built with the skilled hands and passionate hearts of Ira McDonald

– Ira McDonald Construction team at Margaret’s Place Hospice – ‘Building Margaret’s Place with skilled hands and passionate hearts.’  Thanks to the tremendous work of Ira McDonald Construction and its team’s commitment and passion for this project, Margaret’s Place Hospice is only weeks away from completion. Averaging around 35 workers a day on-site and seeing…

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#CommunityOfCare: Behind the design of Margaret’s Place with mcCallumSather

– Renderings by mcCallumSather  – ‘It’s about advancing end-of-life care for the hospices of tomorrow…’ The vision of Margaret’s Place Hospice relies not only on the community support to raise funds, but also the mastery of those who were to design and build it. For these initiatives, St. Joseph’s Villa relied on the expertise of…

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Margaret’s Place Hospice Construction Update | Comfort and Care in Community

June 14, 2021 Comfort & Care in Community Newsletter Margaret’s Place Hospice Construction Update –   Margaret’s Place Hospice Construction Update Ira McDonald Construction has been on the move with the build of Margaret’s Place Hospice. As construction of the hospice considered an essential service, construction remained on schedule throughout the pandemic. Now in the…

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#VillaHeroes: Judy Volpato, a daughter’s love is forever

#VillaHeroes: Judy Volpato, a daughter’s love is forever “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.” – Tia Walker Through the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Joseph’s Villa has kept resident-family connection of the highest importance. Essential caregivers play an integral role in maintaining this connection…

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#VillaHeroes: No mission too big or small for Adrian Grigorescu, Maintenance Lead Hand

  #VillaHeroes: No mission too big or small for Adrian Grigorescu, Maintenance Lead Hand Meet Adrian Grigorescu. He is the Maintenance Lead Hand at St. Joseph’s Villa, and an integral part of our community. The Maintenance Team is a vital organ of St. Joseph’s Villa. Their day-to-day duties vary based on the facility, staff and…

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#VillaHeroes: Finding the silver lining with Therapeutic Recreationist, Kate Gallant

Warmhearted. Determined. Empowering. These three words perfectly describe Kate Gallant, a Therapeutic Recreationist (TR) at St. Joseph’s Villa. It all started when she was in high school, completing a co-op placement in the TR department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Her love for the profession was apparent and she later pursued an education in Mohawk College’s…

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Comfort & Care in Community: Enhancing lives through community support

February 19, 2021 Comfort & Care in Community Newsletter Enhancing lives through community support   Dundas Legion gifts $15,000 for new bathtubs The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36 of Dundas has been a long-time supporter of the Villa Foundation. Thanks to its generous contribution through this year’s Dundas Poppy Fund, we can continue to meet our residents’ physical, emotional…

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