St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury Launches its 50/50 Campaign for Compassionate Care

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We are excited to announce the launch of our 50/50 DRAW. This is a great opportunity for YOU to support our compassionate care at St. Joseph’s! This is the one 50/50 Draw in YOUR community dedicated to rehabilitative and restorative care for local citizens when they are most vulnerable!

St. Joseph’s Sudbury has been providing compassionate and caring services to YOUR community for 18 years. Traditional government funding goes entirely to cover basic costs for resident and patient care but does not provide additional dollars for new equipment, upgrades and maintenance.  With the launch of our 50/50 draw we look forward to the opportunity to make the improvements over time that will make our resident and patient stays that much more safe, comfortable and in the case of our rehabilitation patients, rewarding.

COVID-19 has taught us much and has added greater urgency for the need to ensure we upgrade our facility to the highest standards.  The pandemic has resulted in unexpected costs for staffing, agency staffing and PPE.  Moving forward, we have all learned the importance of being prepared for all eventualities.

That’s why YOUR support for our 50/50 Draw is so needed and so appreciated!

YOU can buy YOUR tickets via our secure portal at stjoessudbury5050.ca

Thank you from the entire St. Joseph’s family!

Mike DiBrina and family donate $100,000 to the St. Joseph’s Villa Caring Beyond Capital Campaign

Media Release:  June 2021

From left to right: Michael DiBrina, Rosemary DiBrina, Celia Teale, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation, Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO

The St. Joseph’s Villa’s Caring Beyond Capital Campaign is pleased to announce that its fundraising campaign received a substantial donation today from Mike & Rosemary DiBrina and their family in the amount of $100,000.

Mike DiBrina, who was born and raised in Sudbury, is a strong believer in reinvesting in the community. “His passion for his community is truly commendable and for this we are truly grateful” said Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The generous donation brings the total dollars raised to $3.2 million toward its goal of $4.2 million.

The funds raised through the Caring Beyond Capital Campaign are being placed toward the upgrade and rejuvenation of St. Joseph’s Villa of Sudbury. This includes a new roof, upgrading of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, windows, beds and mattresses, kitchen and bathroom equipment, chairs and blanket warmers among many other essential items. St. Joseph’s Villa is celebrating 18 years of compassionate and caring service to our long-term residents and their families.

About St. Joseph’s Villa
St. Joseph’s Villa is a long-term care home accommodating 128 residents in Sudbury. Build on 28.4 acres of beautifully wooded property at Laurentian University near the site of the new Northern Ontario School of Medicine, it is situated on South Bay Road, with a beautiful view of Lake Ramsey and the surrounding wilderness.

St. Joseph’s Villa of Sudbury Inc. (SJV) was provincially incorporated and received its letter of patent as a non=profit corporation on September 13, 2002. The objective of St. Joseph’s Villa is to establish, equip, staff, maintain and operate a Long- Term Care Facility of which it has done since its opening on December 1, 2003.

Guided by our core values of service, integrity, dignity and excellence, our approach to holistic care respects the unique needs and fosters the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of our residents, staff and volunteers. These values are reflected in the manner in which our staff and volunteers care for our residents.

Media Contact:
Celia Teale
Campaign Co-Chair
cteale@adrgdevco.com

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Regency Bakery and Doyle Dodge Partner Together to Donate To St. Joseph’s Foundation’s Caring Beyond Capital Campaign

Media Release:  April 2021

Max Massimiliano, Regency Bakery and Anthony Rocca, Doyle Dodge present a cheque in the amount of $2,200 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator

Left to right: Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator St. Joseph’s Villa, Anthony Rocca, Doyle Dodge and Max Massimiliano, Regency Bakery

Max Massimiliano, Regency Bakery and Anthony Rocca, Doyle Dodge present a cheque in the amount of $2,200 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, Administrator. Funds will be placed towards the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury’s Caring Beyond Capital Campaign for St. Joseph’s Villa.

Background:

In honour of the Feast of St. Joseph, which was celebrated on March 19, 2021, Regency Bakery in partnership with Doyle Dodge donated $1.00 from every Zeppole sold between March 13 to 20, 2021 to the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury.

The Feast of St. Joseph is observed by Christians in commemoration of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and legal father of Jesus Christ. Taking place during the period of Lent, a time of fasting, the holiday is traditionally a meatless feast in Europe.

Zeppoles are little fried dough balls that are coated in powdered sugar and filled with vanilla custard and amarena cherries – an Italian delight!

“We are grateful to Regency Bakery and to Doyle Dodge, who are celebrating their 100th year in Business in 2021, for this generous donation” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

Celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph at Regency Bakery

Media Release: March 11, 2021

Zeppole at Regency Bakery Sudbury

In honour of the Feast of St. Joseph, celebrated on March 19, 2021, Regency Bakery in partnership with Doyle Dodge will be donating $1.00 from every Zeppole sold between March 13 to 20, 2021 to the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury

The Feast of St. Joseph is observed by Christians in commemoration of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and legal father of Jesus Christ. Taking place during the period of Lent, a time of fasting, the holiday is traditionally a meatless feast in Europe.

Zeppoles are little fried dough balls that are coated in powdered sugar and filled with vanilla custard and amarena cherries – an Italian delight!

“We are grateful to Regency Bakery and to Doyle Dodge, who are celebrating their 100th year in Business in 2021, for this generous donation” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

Please support this great initiative by visiting Regency Bakery at 1355 Regent Street to purchase your Zeppole.

Thank you for your kind support!

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

COVID-19 Update from the CEO – January 5, 2021

January 5, 2021

“You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else.” – Denzel Washington

Although it was the holiday season, COVID did not take any time off. I sincerely thank you all at all sites, all staff, and medical staff for continuing your dedicated efforts at keeping our patients and residents safe and secure during the holiday season.

We recognize that anticipation is high regarding vaccinations and staff have ongoing questions. There are a number of factors at play and vaccination planning is currently underway as per the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan as laid out by General Rick Hillier. Our commitment to you is to be transparent and provide answers and updates regarding the vaccination roll-out plans as they become available.

Internal Updates

SJV Outbreak Update

On January 1, 2021, PHSD declared a COVID-19 Outbreak at SJV due to a positive result in a staff member.

We continue to work closely with Public Health Sudbury & Districts to ensure all measures are in place to protect our residents and you. I want to assure you that the risk of infection in our facilities remains low. At this time all residents and other staff remain asymptomatic. We will continue to monitor this situation in cooperation with our medical director Dr. M. St. Martin and the PHSD.

None of the residents who were in contact with our employee are symptomatic and all are being tested. Our residents will continue to be isolated in their individual rooms as necessary.

With the declaration of this outbreak, additional control measures have been put in place and are being overseen by an outbreak management team. These include the following:

  • General visits are not permitted.
  • Only 1 essential visitor per resident at a time will be allowed to care for their loved one. Please remember that essential visitors require a Covid–19 negative result not older than 7 days to enter the building.
  • During visits everyone is required to wear a mask AND eye protection such as goggles or a face shield.
  • Non-essential items will not be allowed in the facility.
  • Resident leaves of absence are not permitted.
  • Residents will not be allowed to leave the property unless it is for an essential medical appointment.
  • Residents will be eating their meals in their rooms.
  • The café and hair salon are closed.

I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the tremendous work that you are doing in caring for our residents during this challenging time.

Provincial Update

The Province of Ontario remains in Grey Lockdown.

Data Update
As of January 5, 2021, in Ontario, the cumulative total of confirmed cases is 197,360 which is an increase of 3,128 from yesterday – this includes 166,790 resolved cases and 4,730 reported deaths. There are currently 25,840 active cases in Ontario.

Northern Ontario Active Cases

  • Algoma Public Health – 28
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit – 18
  • Northwestern Health Unit – 19
  • Porcupine Health Unit – 10
  • Sudbury & Districts Public Health Unit – 23
  • Timiskaming Health Unit – 20
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit – 60

At work I ask that you please continue to maintain strict PPE and infection-control vigilance. In our personal lives, we need to ensure that we continually assess and mitigate our risks in the social encounters and activities in which we participate. Please wear your mask, please wash your hands and please limit your contact to those only within your household.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

Additional Resources

Ontario.ca/COVID-19
Public Health Ontario
Sudbury & District Public Health
Covid-19-self-assessment
COVID-19-Assessment-Centre in the Greater City of Sudbury

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.

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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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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #11219 DONATE TO VILLA ST. GABRIEL VILLA

September 2018

Don Bryson Peter Draper and John Cook from the Knight of Columbus Council #11219 Chelmsford and Nathalie Dubé from Delta Gaming present a cheque in the amount of $500.00 to Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator.  Funds will be placed towards Villa St. Gabriel Villa.

      Left to right:  Don Bryson, Peter Draper, Nathalie Dube, John Cook and Ray Ingriselli

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Media Release – August 2014

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

From left to right:  Joe McDonald, Robert Bertuzzi, Jo-Anne Palkovits and Dan Boyd

Joe McDonald and Dan Boyd from Schuster Boyd McDonald and Robert Bertuzzi from Reliable Cleaning Services, present a cheque in the amount of $35,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.   These funds were raised at the Chip in for Charity Golf tournament sponsored by Schuster Boyd McDonald which took place on August 9th, 2018 at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club. The monies will be placed towards the Cycling Without Age program at each St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.  Cycling Without Age is an innovative program designed to enhance the lives of seniors by providing them with an opportunity to remain connected to and active in the community.

Tournament Champions 2018

From left to right: Jay Jewett, Brian Coufal, Dave Petryna, Pat Laferriere

Funds raised by the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury help support St. Joseph’s Health Centre; a non-profit organization that provides services for some of the most vulnerable citizens within the Greater Sudbury Community.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre oversees the operation of the Village of Care Campus located on South Bay Road which includes St. Joseph’s Villa, a 128-bed longterm care home and room with potential growth. In addition, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital, is co-located on this site.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre also operates Villa St. Gabriel Villa, a 128-bed long-term care home located in Chelmsford, Ontario.

Honouring Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for her 15+years of service with St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury

Media Release – June 2018

The St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors and the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors chose to honour and recognize Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for her 15+ years of service with the Foundation as she steps down as the Foundation Chair and Gala Co-Chair after her many years with the organization.

With fierce determination and a keen leadership style, Ms. Warwick-Conroy has been integral in

developing and seeing to fruition numerous fundraising activities for St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa such as the Foundation’s annual gala.  Since 2004, the Foundation has raised nearly $1 Million which has been placed towards the purchase of capital equipment and furniture. Our residents, patients, staff and volunteers have benefited from sit-to-stand lifts, Arjo therapeutic tubs, a Special Needs bus and the Healing Gardens on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa, to name but a few.

As a result of Jeanne’s “retirement”, the SJCCC Healing Garden has been re-named the The Jeanne Warwick-Conroy Healing Garden in recognition of her fundraising efforts.  In fact, the funds used to build and create the healing garden were as a direct result of Jeanne’s effort.  Thank you Jeanne Warwick-Conroy for Caring… beyond the moment!

Photo:  from left to right –  Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Jeanne Warwick-Conroy and Sr. Bonnie MacLellan, General Superior, Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie.