Donations

As a not for profit society we rely on the support of others to provide Quality Enhancement Programs, purchase new equipment and expand services to our community. See our current priorities below. All donors receive a tax receipt.

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” ~ Anonymous

Providing outstanding, compassionate dementia care can be expensive. Glacier View Lodge needs your help to enhance the quality of care provided to our residents and program clients.

Our current funding priorities include:

Eden Project

Following the teachings of Dr. William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative Project, the Lodge is striving to become an even more vibrant place for our residents to live.

Glacier View Lodge is committed to creating a human habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals and people of all ages. It is these relationships that provide the young and old alike with a pathway to a life worth living.  Knowing that loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our elders, we have been working to create a more stimulating environment that allows for spontaneous interactions.  In many ways, we are bringing the Eden Philosophy principals to life.

You can help “Sponsor a Pet” by donating just $5 each month . 

Loving companionship is the antidote to loneliness. Elders deserve easy access to human and animal companionship.  We all know the joy and comfort that pets bring into our own lives.  This is even more important for our seniors.   Your gift of $5 a month will help us to fund the food, equipment and veterinarian care that our pets require to stay happy and healthy.

Furnishings in the Special Care Unit

The furnishings in our special care unit dining room/lounges have served us well since 1991, but it’s time to replace them.  As always we will be selecting items that is ergonomically appropriate for seniors as well as items that meet health care and infection control standards.  Donations to the Book of Lights Fund from December 2016 – November 2017 will be directed to the SCU Furnishings.  The Book of Lights started as a Memorial Fund.  The purchase of a ‘light’ in our Christmas light display honours someone you loved or wish to honour.  Book of Lights donation forms are available at our Reception office, or donations can be made through our website donor tab.  Please make a note that this gift should be directed to the Book of Lights.

Enhancing Quality of Life

You can “Support a Program” with a donation of $10 or more each month.

Did you know that not all of the programs at Glacier View Lodge are funded by our health authority? Many of our vital programs such as Music Therapist and Restorative Care, that enhance quality of life, depend upon grants and donations.

Please call the Lodge directly if you would like to discuss how your gift is directed.

An Elder-centered community imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings can take place This is the antidote to boredom.  The “Support a Program Fund” will help us support  quality enrichment programs such as gardening, restorative care and Music Therapy.

“Music has the power to touch us all, at any stage of life.  Music moves past the effects of disease and resounds in the heart.   Music allows us to feel and move, and if the right song is chosen, to be able to recall and express past memories.”   Liz Friis

Want to watch about the power of music in the life of the Lodge? Please see our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpOIdVenKM

 

Thank you!

In the past two years, donations have made it possible for us to build a new space for the Adult Day Program, update the equipment and environment for our Spa Program, and start to incorporate more animals into our environment.  None of this would have been possible without your generous support.

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