The Knights of Columbus, which has more than 800 members in the Kingston region, presented a cheque for $30,000 to support the redevelopment of the Providence Manor long-term care home. This donation will bring the Knights of Columbus past the halfway point of their $50,000 commitment to the project.
“The Knights of Columbus have a long history of supporting important projects in our community. There has been an outpouring of support for the new Providence Manor building and we are pleased to be more than halfway towards achieving our $50,000 goal. We know that with the continued support of our generous members and community that we will reach this goal,” said Pete Scott, Providence Manor Appeal Chairman and member of the Knights of Columbus.
For more than 150 years Providence Manor has provided a home for seniors in our community. The current 243 bed facility is aging and no longer meets the complex needs of its residents.
Providence Care is planning for an exciting future for Providence Manor by relocating and redeveloping the long-term care home on the Heathfield property owned by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Central Kingston. Providence Care has begun the design stage of this new project, and pending approval, details about the new long-term care facility will be released in the fall of 2018.
“Today more than 86 per cent of Providence Manor’s residents have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment,” said Cathy Szabo, President and CEO of Providence Care. “A new home will provide residents with an improved living environment designed to meet their complex needs, while also implementing efficient and sustainable design,” added Szabo.
“This generous donation by the Knights of Columbus and their ongoing commitment to raise $50,000 will directly benefit prospective residents and their families. The state-of-the-art care environment that will come with the new Providence Manor will meet residents’ needs, enhancing their lives and enabling them to live the life they choose,” said Brian Devlin, Chair for Providence Care’s Board of Directors.
“We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for their support of this project. This home is an important part of the health care fabric in our region and provides care for hundreds of individuals in our community every year,” said Denise Cumming, President and CEO of UHKF.