Media Alert - Villa Charities Opens Second Seniors Project, Villa Colombo Vaughan

    $30 million long-term care facility opens north of Toronto

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - After a growing demand for their trademark
services and programs for seniors in the Italian Canadian community, Villa
Charities has opened, Villa Colombo Vaughan, the organization's second
long-term care facility north of the city. Construction on the 125,000 sq ft.,
160 bed state of the art facility began almost five years ago with a donation
of land by philanthropist John Di Poce.
    Villa Colombo Vaughan accepted its first resident on October 30th, 2006
and reached full occupancy by January 2007.
    Since 1976, Villa Colombo has provided residential long-term care and
services to seniors in a culturally sensitive environment that honors the
Italian heritage. Villa Colombo and Villa Colombo Vaughan are affiliates of
Villa Charities, an organization committed to providing care for the elderly,
assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities and encouraging community
participation through fitness, culture and the arts.

    WHAT:     Grand opening of Villa Colombo Vaughan

    WHO:   -  The Honourable George Smitherman, provincial Minister of
              Health and Long Term Care

           -  The Honourable Greg Sorbara, provincial Minister of Finance

           -  Linda Jackson, The Mayor of Vaughan

           -  Dino Chiesa, Chair of Villa Charities; Rudy Bratty, Chair of
              Villa Charities Foundation; Sam Ciccolini, Chair of Villa
              Colombo Vaughan

    WHEN:     Friday April 27, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:    Villa Colombo Vaughan
              Di Poce Centre, 10443 Highway 27 (south of Nashville Side Rd.)
              City of Vaughan (Kleinburg), ON

For further information:

For further information: to arrange an interview with a speaker or a
representative of Villa Charities or to RSVP, please contact: Cristina
Dalimonte, MAVERICK Public Relations, (416) 640-5525 Ext. 244,; Oliviana Mingarelli, Communications, Villa
Charities, (416) 789-7011 Ext. 304,

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