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Baptist Housing welcomed a couple of special guests this past week. Mrs. Laureen Harper was in town! She and Vancouver South MP Wai Young visited both Clarendon Court (and greeted each and every Resident who were seated in the living area as well as the Team Members) and also Shannon Oaks in Vancouver. Mrs. Harper was pleased to congratulate Baptist Housing on its 50th anniversary and was greeted by CEO Howard Johnson, who showed her around the buildings. She toured the main floor of Shannnon...
Make your cup of coffee count this October. What is a “Coffee Break ®”? An opportunity to band together with others to direct attention to Alzheimer’s and to raise money for further research and care. The vision and inspiration of the Alzheimer Society is to have Coffee Break ® events hosted in homes, offices, community centers, schools, churches, city halls, retail outlets, and health facilities: anywhere coffee can be served and a donation collected. Whatever the size of each event, the...
It's never too late to donate! Seniors at our Shannon Oaks residence in Vancouver are joining together to bless their community with donations for the Vancouver Food Bank, proving that making an impact has no age limit. Be inspired by their example and drop off any non-perishable food donations at the Shannon Oaks Lobby at 2526 Waverley Avenue during the week of October 1-7.
Faces young and elderly yesterday broke into smiles as a special plaque was revealed. The plaque, commemorating 50 years of quality seniors housing in British Columbia, was displayed in front of a newly planted oak tree inspired by the name of the surrounding residence, Shannon Oaks. This September marks Baptist Housing’s 50th year of providing exceptional care to seniors, a mandate which has remained true to its compassionate founder’s vision. Seeing the great need to provide safe and...
For those who are retired, you know what it’s like to suddenly have more free time in your lives. Your mind is filled with thoughts of family, friends and the rich memories you’ve created thus far. You've also begun thinking more about the meaning of it all and the purpose for your life today. Where is all of this headed? Is there more to life than this? We are inviting you to bring these questions to a course called Alpha, taking place at Shannon Oaks Oak Bay in Victoria. WHAT IS ALPHA?...
The Heights at Mt. View is Baptist Housing’s newest housing development. This residence, currently under construction in Saanich, BC is a 7-storey, 260-suite residence which provides complex care, and will replace the suites at two previous Baptist Housing locations in Victoria, Mount Edwards Court Care Home and Central Care Home. This transition represents an exciting opportunity as Residents make the transition from one residence to another. The design of The Heights has been inspired by...
We are thrilled to be able to share Baptist Housing’s 50th Annual Report with you – a celebratory edition featuring our people! Inside, you will find profiles of a small number of the many Residents, Team Members, volunteers and partners who have been a part of our ministry to seniors over 50 years. We hope you enjoy learning more about the people whose lives have been touched by the presence of Baptist Housing. To read Baptist Housing's 50th Anniversary Annual Report, click here.
Elders belong to a vulnerable sector of society and are often exposed to conditions in which their wellbeing is threatened due to dependent relationships on friends, family and service providers for money, food, or shelter. According to the Government of Canada’s website, the most commonly recognized types of elder abuse include physical, psychological and financial, financial being the most prevalent. Once a year on June 15, communities around the world plan activities and programs to...
On May 16, 2014, CEO Howard Johnson was pleased to make an exciting announcement. Baptist Housing, through our Grandview Towers campus in East Vancouver, is excited to partner with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is a non-profit which partners with local community organizations to create mutually beneficial events and share resources, and participates in many community-based initiatives that address larger community issues. Their new initiative, called...
The Kelowna Gospel Mission is in need, and we would like to help them out! On Wednesday, May 28, Baptist Housing will "stuff" their Kelowna bus with donated goods to deliver to the Kelowna Gospel Mission. Donation due date is Wednesday, May 28 at the Activites Department in any of our Kelowna residences. We are collecting men's, women's and kid's clothes, bedding and linens, kitchen and household items, furniture - as long as it's gently used, and not ripped, torn or stained. Monetary donations...