Red Deer Hospice celebrates hitting fundraising halfway mark

Red Deer Hospice Society in middle of $5.2-million expansion

Red Deer Hospice Society held a garden party on Saturday to celebrate reaching the halfway mark on a $5.2-million expansion fundraising campaign.

“We are truly grateful to every person and business who chooses to support the Red Deer Hospice and our expansion,” said Val Hilario, expansion fundraising co-ordinator.

The expansion project at the hospice in Anders is also at the halfway point. It will include an additional six beds, additional soaker tub and showers, expanded kitchen, medication room and nursing station, improved family lounges and quiet areas along with multi-purpose rooms for community programs.

The project is going well, she said. “We’re on time, on budget and we’ve been able to remain open the whole time and provide care for those who need us.”

Details of the fundraising campaign to raise the remaining $2.6 million are expected to be announced in coming weeks.

A fall opening date is planned and when complete the society expects to be able to serve about 100 more residents and their families each year.

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