OTTAWA, Aug. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation is proud to announce that Barbara Ann Scott, Grete Hale and General (Ret'd.) Rick Hillier have graciously accepted to be Honorary Co-Chairs of the $5 million Building Choices, Enriching Lives Capital Campaign.
"Building Choices, Enriching Lives is an exciting campaign to raise funds to help meet the need for more housing for seniors including veterans," said Managing Director Daniel Clapin. "We are truly honored to have such remarkable persons join our efforts by accepting these important appointments."
Both Grete Hale and Barbara Ann Scott are seniors and are well aware of the issues that are facing seniors today. Grete Hale is recognized as a humanitarian and is one of Ottawa's leading and most committed citizens. Barbara Ann Scott is well-known internationally for her leadership in the sports world and has visited Perley Rideau for many years to meet with residents. General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier has held senior positions in the Canadian Forces, and understands Perley Rideau's unique responsibility to veterans.
The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre has embarked on a bold new strategy to create a Seniors' Village, to expand its programs and services, and to provide a broader continuum of care for seniors and veterans alike. A significant component of the strategy is the construction of specially designed apartment buildings, one of which will be opening in January and the other in October 2013. The apartments offer seniors the privacy of independent apartment living or the security of assisted living for those who want to maintain their independence but need help with some daily activities, and as one of the first apartment clusters in Ontario for those in the early to mid-stages of dementia.
About Perley Rideau
Perley Rideau is a not-for-profit centre for healthy living, primarily focused on providing quality care for seniors, with a unique responsibility to provide for veterans and community residents.
Image with caption: "Grete Hale and Barbara Ann Scott-King, Honorary Co-Chairs of the $5 million Building Choices, Enriching Lives Capital Campaign, visited The Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre today to show support to create a Seniors' Village which features two specially designed apartment buildings, now under construction. (CNW Group/The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120808_C4932_PHOTO_EN_16718.jpg
SOURCE: The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation
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Sylvie Moncion, Director of Communications (613) 746-2035