Warm Hug for Residents

Baptist Housing Residents from Village at Smith Creek have been given the gift of warmth with the arrival of a blanket warmer. Normally available only in larger healthcare settings the Team knew Residents would benefit from the comfort a warm blanket could provide. Hugs normally abound at the Village at Smith Creek but now a warm blanket accompanies them.

Community and Family Members who recognized the comfort a blanket warmer could provide generously supported the Village at Smith Creek Team's fundraising efforts. Over the past year the Team held bake sales, garage sales, plant sales and more to raise funds for this very expensive piece of equipment. When a supplier discount was about to end a generous community partner, Orchard Ford, stepped in and donated the balance of money needed to purchase the blanket warmer.

"We feel that being able to provide the comfort of a warm blanket, much like a warm hug, is a wonderful way to meet the needs of our Residents, many who have complex medical issues. In times of anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, chronic pain and palliative care, a warm blanket goes a long way in providing comfort to those that need it most" said Lisa Burton, Care Facilitator Village at Smith Creek.

"Orchard Ford Sales is very pleased to assist Village at Smith Creek with the purchase of a blanket warmer to benefit their Residents. Orchard Ford is a proud supporter of West Kelowna and surrounding communities. This will provide a warm hug to those in need; we can all use one sometimes. Congratulations to Village at Smith Creek for offering a warm, caring home for our family members, many of which are pioneers and builders of the best place in Canada to live, the Okanagan!" said Trevor Pollon, General Manager Orchard Ford.

Photo: Trevor Pollon, Orchard Ford with Village at Smith Creek Team Members and Residents