Bruce Power has made an $18,000 donation to the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London to support its Priority Resident Care needs, the company announced today.
The program provides men and women who served overseas in World War II or the Korean War with residential interdisciplinary care to enhance their quality of life and meet the unique needs of military veterans. The St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute is one of a limited number of residential long-term care programs for veterans living in Ontario. Today, there are 126 Veterans who call Parkwood Institute home, with an average age of 93.
Veterans located throughout the South West Local Health Integration Network are referred to the program for long-term care. The network stretches from Grey-Bruce County in the north to Elgin County in the south.
“Today is Remembrance Day, which reminds us of the sacrifice that Canadian men and women made for the country,” said Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck. “It’s important, however, to remember Canada’s Veterans every day. The St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program does that with places like Parkwood Institute, which provides dedicated care that honours and respects the brave women and men who fought for us.”
The support provided by donors such as Bruce Power helps fund special events, engaging programming, new medical equipment and care, and comfort items that otherwise wouldn’t be made available.
“We are grateful and inspired by Bruce Power’s commitment to the Veterans we serve,” said Heather Tales, Director of the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. “The company’s gift towards upgrading and replacing the ceiling lifts over each bed will enhance the safety and independence of our Veterans.”
For Remembrance Day, Bruce Power has purchased wreaths to be placed at 15 ceremonies in surrounding communities to honour the achievements and sacrifices of Canadian veterans.
Bruce Power and its partners in the nuclear supplier community celebrated a total of $1 million donated to Wounded Warriors Canada — becoming the first $1 million donor in the history of the organization. This funding goes toward programs that assist with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma recovery, education, job skills training, and veterans transitioning to civilian life.
With a long-term horizon that extends to 2064, Bruce Power can continue its support for socially responsible initiatives such as these along with a $2 million commitment over the next five years to enhance health care, mental health and education initiatives.
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