In lives full of remarkable moments, we help create even more.
Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.
To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.
Our Remarkable Moments
Change Day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Extendicare HillcrestIt was a big day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Extendicare Hillcrest as staff pledge for Change Day.
It was a big day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Hillcrest. The staff were excited at both facilities and really enjoyed the chocolate fruit kabobs. We also received many pledges from the staff for Change Day.
What is Change Day? It is one act, small or big, can lead to improvement in our health or the healthcare system. Anyone was invited to make a pledge, start a ripple, and become a Change Day Hero.
We tied this in to our wellness committee for it goes hand in hand with some of the things we are trying to accomplish.
This was the first year of Change Day in Alberta. It started in British Columbia. Alberta Health Services liked it so much that they implemented in Alberta this year with a goal of 6000 pledges. It looks like we reached 5950 pledges so we are pretty close.
If you are interested in Change Day please visit the http://www.changedayab.ca
This was a fun and easy day to take part in and we believe it is going to catch on pretty fast.
Making a Difference at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Extendicare HillcrestOur maintenance supervisor Cathy is currently on a humanitarian aid mission to Ensenada Baja Mexico to help those less fortunate.
Our maintenance supervisor Cathy is currently on a humanitarian aid mission to Ensenada Baja Mexico which will last approx. 3 weeks to help those less fortunate. When the facilities found out she was embarking on this fantastic mission we decided we did not want to send her empty handed!! Over the last 2 months staff have collected various medical supplies, personal care items and education supplies to send along with Cathy to help those in need who she will work with in orphanages and migrant worker’s camps. Overall we collected more than 80lbs of donations and we look forward to hearing about her trip and seeing some pictures of all the people she has helped and met. We are helping people live better around the world.
Stroke Rehabilitation and RecoveryMr. S. was in his early 80’s when he came to us from the hospital after suffering a debilitating stroke.
Mr. S. was in his early 80’s when he came to us from the hospital after suffering a debilitating stroke. His rehabilitation was going to be very difficult and would require a tremendous dedication on his part. Giving up would have been easy, but Mr. S. did persevere. He focused on one goal – to play one more round of golf and that sustained him through his most difficult moments. He started every day with a joke and through it all; his positive attitude was an inspiration to everyone. The Occupational Therapist worked with him on the mechanics of a golf swing and he committed to countless hours of physiotherapy. Not only did Mr. S. realize his goal of playing in a golf tournament this past July, he did one better and was discharged back home this September. Before he left, he asked to speak to all residents and staff and his message was simple – there is great power in staying positive. We videotaped it and use it to inspire staff and residents.