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Legacy Dinner 2016

On May 6, 2016, Gasoline Alley was decked out like a 1950’s diner from the hit musical “Grease”, right down to the strawberry milk shake style floral decorations on the tables. Guest adorned their 1950’s high school clothes, with a few Pink Ladies thrown in for good measure.

We are very fortunate to have the attendance of Bishop Henry as part of our program. A diversely talented emcee, Greg T, along with a talented group of young singers and dancers with EDJE Dance Theatre, helped to bring the music from the show to life.

Funds raised from this event will support the purchase and installation of overhead lifts to support residents in Long Term Care living in Providence Care Centre. We welcomed KMB Commercial Floor Coverings Inc. as a new sponsor this year.

During tough times in this city, organizers were delighted with the attendance and the financial support we received at this event. It is comforting to know that Calgarians continue to care about seniors’ health and wellbeing.

“Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many!”

Photo Gallery - Legacy Dinner 2016

Take a Tour of the Father Lacombe Care Centre

Come and take a tour of the Father Lacombe Care Centre. Learn how with this PDF.

Community Video 2016

Legacy Dinner 2015

2015 Legacy Dinner – “Come Together” to Grow Our Caring Community – a Musical Tribute to The Beatles was again a success! Over $110,000.00 was raised from the evenings events! This is the most ever in Gala History. Guest were greeted by Austin Powers (aka greg T.) and enjoyed an evening of toasts from Sister Gloria, Bishop Henry (to name a few), had a wonderful meal, drinks and dancing with great music from Calgary’s own Beatle tribute band: “All You Need is Love”. The premier of the Father Lacombe’s resident’s video was shown – “Octopus’s Garden” to introduce our new Providence Care Centre Garden Campaign. Thank you to all who contributed in making this event such a success.

An Octopus' Garden Video


Come along as the Father Lacombe Resident’s share their visit to the Octopus’s Garden.


Photo Gallery - Legacy Dinner 2015


An Enchanted Evening from South Pacific - 15th Annual Legacy Dinner

It was an enchanted evening with a very happy ending, just like in the movie "South Pacific".

Friday, May 2, Calgary, Alberta A fun filled evening that provided great entertainment with Jack Sparrow as Emcee, hula dancers - “Pearls of Polynesia”, song and dance numbers from South Pacific performed by the “Some Enchanted Singers”, champagne, activities such as the Umbrella Pull, Tiki Hut, treasure hunt and photography booth as well as lots of one of a kind or unusual auction items contributed to a successful event. Trips to Mexico, Palm Springs, San Francisco and even Africa in the live auction were snapped up as party goers, many dressed in tropical attire, watched the city get blanketed in snow as we pretended we were in Bali Hai!

Sister Gloria brought her usual warm style of welcome to all the guests, Bishop Henry entertained us with his floral green shirt instead of his usual black and delivered the blessing and swash buckling Jack emceed the evening's program.

It was a sell out event with the crowd participating in raising over $100,000.00 net. These funds will be used toward the purchase of beds and other furniture required to transform Providence Care Centre from a building into a home.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our amazing sponsors:

LEGACY SPONSORS
Sisters of Providence, General Administration Montreal
Sisters of Providence, Holy Angels Province

BUILDER SPONSOR


SUPPORTER LEVEL
Respiratory Homecare Solutions Inc.

To the Organizing Committee who put their heart and soul into ensuring the success of the event, we are truly grateful: Cecilia Grinham (Chair), Adrienne Beaucage, Betty Bergeron, Corinne Erickson, Rachel Erickson, greg T., Kelly Lott and Evelyn Stewart.

To all the many donors, Elevate Auction, Bandi Photography, Bill Hemstock, Willow Park Wines & Spirits and Avenida Grower Direct thank you for making this a memorable event.

To view the gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

New senior care centre breaks ground

Friday, October 4, Calgary, Alberta – With the need for continuing care beds growing every day, the Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) today broke ground on a much-needed 137,000 sq.ft. continuing care centre.

Owned by the Sisters of Providence of Western Canada, the $38.5 million South Calgary care centre means the Society will be able to provide an additional 160 continuing care spaces for Albertans who are currently awaiting placement.

“This is the realization of a dream,” says Sister Gloria Keylor, Provincial Superior. “We have seen the need for additional continuing care for seniors in need of compassionate care for many years. Now, to see the construction start is quite marvelous and very exciting.”

Raymond Cormie, Executive Director for the Father Lacombe Care Centre says the long and proud history of working with seniors and their families helped to guide them in the design of the new care centre.

“The society has always been a strong advocate for thoughtful, quality care for all seniors. The new home, known as Providence Care Centre, will allow us to build on our experience and to expand our operations to provide more access to care options.”

When opened in April 2015, residents living at Providence Care Centre will enjoy the natural backdrop of Fish Creek Park, private studio rooms, secure courtyards with walking paths and gardens and many common areas, lounges and libraries suitable for social time and family gatherings.

Founded by Father Albert Lacombe O.M.I. and the Sisters of Providence of Western Canada in 1910, the Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) is Calgary’s oldest not-for-profit Catholic continuing care provider. In the spirit of our Catholic heritage, we serve those in need regardless of religious beliefs. We continue to foster our founding Sisters’ values of excellence, compassion, sacredness of life, justice and spirituality.

Media inquiries / for more information:

Raymond Cormie
Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society)
Chief Executive Officer
Email: rcormie@flnh.net
Office phone: 403-254-6275
www.flnh.net

New Calgary care home for seniors
a step closer to reality

Calgary, Alberta, August, 2013 – Access to compassionate care for aging Albertans who can no longer safely live at home received a boost today when Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) announced it will begin construction of a new 160-bed continuing care home this fall.

The $38.5 million facility – to be known as the Providence Care Centre – will be owned by the Sisters of Charity of Providence of Western Canada and built in the South Calgary community of Midnapore, across from the Sisters’ 114-bed Father Lacombe Care Centre that opened in 1966.

Growth driven by need

Raymond Cormie, Chief Executive Officer for the Society says the Providence Care Centre is being built in response to current and anticipated needs.

“Unfortunately, there comes a time for some when living at home – even with help – is no longer the right or safe option. At any given time, over a thousand Albertans are awaiting placement into continuing care homes. That challenge is now being compounded by a wave of baby-boomers who will double the population of Albertans over the age of 75 within the next 20 years.”

One hundred and twenty rooms in the Providence Care Centre will be designated for ‘Supportive Living’ – for residents with stable or predictable health needs and wishing to enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing required health and personal care supports are on site when needed.

Thirty rooms will be designated for ‘Long-Term Care’ – for residents with complex, unpredictable medical needs. The remaining 10 rooms will be funded in partnership with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary and designated for the use of retired Priests and other clergy.

Residents will enjoy beautiful surroundings, including private studio rooms, secure courtyards with walking paths and gardens. The building design focuses on small community settings, natural light and ample common areas, lounges and libraries.

“We are pleased to be working with DIALOG as the architects. We have a strong collaborative approach to design a home that will work for the seniors of today and many generations to come,” said Cormie.

Bird Construction named general contractor

Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) also announced today that Bird Construction has been selected as general contractor for construction of the Providence Care Centre.

“I’m pleased and proud that Bird will lead execution of this important project,” said Cormie. “Like the Father Lacombe Care Centre, Bird has a long record of client satisfaction and a deep commitment to safety, fairness, teamwork, honesty and integrity.”

Bird Construction President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Talbott says the project is an excellent fit for his organization. “Bird and its employees are very proud of the work we do outside of our job sites and offices to build strength in our communities. It’s truly a pleasure to apply our skills and expertise to a facility like this that helps to assure care, respect and dignity for those who have helped to build this province.”

Making it a reality

The Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) has received $16.2 million through the Alberta Government’s Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) to address a portion of capital costs required to complete the Providence Care Centre.

The Society established a non-profit registered charitable organization – the Father Lacombe Care Centre Foundation – to raise $15 million to enhance quality of life for the residents and ensure their safety through the purchase of specialized equipment such as lifts, baths, and beds.

To learn how you can help, call 403-254-6280.

Founded by Father Albert Lacombe O.M.I. and the Sisters of Providence in 1910, the Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) is Calgary’s oldest not-for-profit Catholic continuing care provider. In the spirit of our Catholic heritage, we serve those in need regardless of religious beliefs. We continue to foster our founding Sisters’ values of excellence, compassion, sacredness of life, social justice and spirituality.

Media inquiries / for more information:

Raymond Cormie
Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society)
Chief Executive Officer
Email: rcormie@flnh.net
Office phone: 403-254-6275
www.flnh.net

Ian Reid
Bird Construction
District Manager – Southern Alberta
Email: Ian.Reid@bird.ca
Office phone: 403-319-0470
www.bird.ca








 


Providence Care Centre renderings



Libraries, lounges and a bistro encourage development of social support networks.


Resident's Room

Studio rooms will be located in clusters – or small neighbourhoods within the facility.


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