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Carpenters & Allied Workers Local 2486 donate benches to Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Media Release – July 31, 2020

From left to right back: Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Rheal Gelinas from the Carpenters and Allied Workers Union Local 2486, and LEA Kailey Parsley
From left to right front: Bob Neveu, Sandy Maclennan and Florian Castonguay, residents at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Gratitude is extended to the Carpenters and Allied Workers Union Local 2846 who donated benches to Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Residents will have the opportunity to finish the benches as an activity and then they will be used on the grounds at Villa St. Gabriel Villa. Our gratitude is extended on behalf of our residents.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Board Liaison  705-674-2846 ext. 2104

Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations donates $10,000 for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment at St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Media Release:  June 2020

Left to right: Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator St. Joseph’s Villa; Doug Conroy, Manager Human Resources, Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations and Marcel Charron, President of Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor)

Earlier this month, Marcel Charron, President of Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor approached Glencore to ask if they could either donate PPE or provide funding to St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa to be placed towards the purchase of PPE.

Surrounded by Unifor staff members, Doug Conroy, Manager of Human Resources at Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations presents a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator of St. Joseph’s Villa of Sudbury. The funds will be placed towards the purchase of personal protective equipment at both St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa. “Our gratitude is extended to Glencore for their generous donation to purchase much needed PPE for our staff” stated Roger Leveillé, Site Administrator, St. Joseph’s Villa.

Great Canadian Giving Challenge June 2020

What is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge?

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national contest hosted annually by CanadaHelps.

In the month of June, every $1 donated (minimum $3 donation required) from June 1st through June 30th using the St. Joseph’s Foundation donation page on our website acts as a ballot to enter us to win a $20,000 donation.

All registered Canadian charities listed on CanadaHelps.org are eligible to win the $20,000 prize drawn on Canada Day, July 1st.

Subway and Quiznos provide lunch to the Staff at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Media Release:  May 27, 2020

As part as a Canadian Gujarati Cultural Association of Northern Ontario (CGCANO) initiative to show appreciation to front-line healthcare workers in long-term care homes in Greater Sudbury, Manthan Patel, owner of Sudbury Chelmsford and Azilda and Dhiren Patel, owner of Quiznos South End location, donated submarine sandwiches for the staff at Villa St. Gabriel Villa on May 27, 2020. “We are so appreciative of the kind community support – Thank you!.”

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2020-05-28T13:25:57-05:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Celebrating our HealthCare Superheroes at Villa St. Gabriel Villa

Media Release:  May 26, 2020

Staff wore their healthcare superheroes t-shirts and some sported capes to bolster staff morale at Villa St. Gabriel Villa. “We are so fortunate to have a dedicated and loyal staff who are willing to go above and beyond during these difficult times. On behalf of the residents, we thank all of our healthcare superheroes!” stated Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2020-05-26T12:54:56-05:00May 26th, 2020|COVID-19 News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Celebrating 71 years of Wedded Bliss

Media Release:  May 13, 2020

For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death or a pandemic us do part. Who could have guessed in 1949 the need to add an additional barrier to such a classic wedding vow. On Monday May 11th, Ida and Clary Gatien celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Ida is a resident of Villa St. Gabriel Villa in Chelmsford. Before the province shut down all non-essential visitations to long-term care facilities Ida’s husband Clary would visit daily, arriving at 4 p.m. to spend the dinner hour with his wife. Hearing the news of the upcoming anniversary the Life Enrichment staff of St. Gabriel’s Villa decided to make this a window visit no one would forget. Staff decorated the visiting window at St. Gabriel’s Villa, purchased flowers for Ida and invited Ida’s care workers down for a sparkling beverage to toast the special couple. Clary was able to deliver his card and read his wife a very special anniversary wish. An anniversary certificate was also presented to both Ida and Clary from Villa St. Gabriel Villa.
When asked what the secret to a long successful marriage was Clary shared that he simply found a good woman; very loyal and dedicated to her family and the church.
In this unprecedented time it is uplifting to witness the amazing staff in long-term care who more than ever are going above and beyond to keep families connected and residents engaged!

Information: Angie Gilchrist, Programs Coordinator
705-674-4447 ext. 1016

2020-05-13T14:21:54-05:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19 News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Villa St. Gabriel Villa Management Show their Support to Staff with …. Frozen Treats!

Media Release:  April 30, 2019

From left to right: Claudette Lacasse, Director of Care, Donna-Lee Crowe, Human Resources Coordinator, Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, David Long, Chaplain, Terrie-Lynn Jolette, Social Worker

From left to right: David Long, Chaplain, Mary Carriere, RPN, Claudette Lacasse, Director of Care

Management at Villa St. Gabriel Villa wanted to treat their hard-working staff this week so they dressed up and trolleyed from neighbourhood to neighbourhood delivering frozen treats to the staff’s delight. “We are so fortunate to have a dedicated and loyal staff who are willing to go above and beyond during these difficult times. On behalf of the residents, we thank you!” stated Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2020-05-04T13:35:14-05:00April 30th, 2020|COVID-19 News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Staff & Patients from SJCCC Show Support to Staff & Residents of SJV

Media Release:  April 27, 2020

In a display of strength and solidarity, staff and patients from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre showed their support to their colleagues and to the residents of St. Joseph’s Villa who are currently in a COVID-19 outbreak.
“This act of kindness brought tears to everyone’s eyes and made the St. Joseph’s Villa staff and residents feel grateful to be part of such an amazing St. Joseph’s family. We are so fortunate to have such amazing staff working at both facilities. They are truly rock stars!” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator.

Background
St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed Rehabilitation Hospital and St. Joseph’s Villa, a 128-bed Long-Term Care home are co-located on the Village of Care site on South Bay Road. Both are distinct operations, with separate entrances and separate staff.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant / Board Liaison 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Sends Cheers to our Volunteers!

National volunteer week represents an opportunity for us to pause and express our gratitude toward our passionate volunteers who make it possible for us at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa to deliver on our Vision of Making Lives Matter.
We are thankful to each and everyone of our volunteers, thankful – for their dedication, their loyalty, and their commitment to our residents, patients and staff. This past year, our more than 300 volunteers have contributed over 14,000 hours of caring support!

It is our time to applaud OUR VOLUNTEERS!

For those who are able to continue to volunteer during these tumultuous times, we are truly grateful. To all others, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Please stay healthy!

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Filles D’Isabelle Cercle D’Youville 1377 Make a Donation to VSGV

Media Release:  December 16, 2019

Left to right: Elianna Desbois, resident, Rita Roy-Thibeault, Suzanne Aubin, Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator, Cyril Belanger, Rolande Berthiaume, Hermance DeLafontaine, Patricia Pelto, Carmen Labine, Jacques Trottier

The Filles D’Isabelle Cercle D’Youville 1377 members present a cheque in the amount of  $1000.00 to Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator. Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant / Board Liaison 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2020-04-30T14:35:59-05:00December 16th, 2019|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|