Red Deer Hospice Society is expanding their facility, which will allow an additional 100 residents to access the centre each year.
A $30,000 grant from Servus Credit Union will help fund the 15,000 square foot expansion.
“We are pleased that our partnership with this community-minded organization continues to grow, and we feel fortunate to receive their support,” said Evelyn Storm, executive director of the Red Deer Hospice Society.
The expansion will better meet the growing and changing needs of Central Alberta, the society stated in a news release.
The increased number of beds – from ten to sixteen – will allow more families to die with dignity, compassion and care. The expansion will also create additional family lounges and quiet areas, two multipurpose rooms for community programming including respite and educational opportunities as well as staff areas for increased work efficiency and safety.
“We’re proud to continue our support of the Red Deer Hospice Society,” says Pat Quesnel, Red Deer resident and senior vice president of human resources and corporate services at Servus. “The Hospice has been a valued member of Servus and part of this community since its inception.”
Fundraising for the expansion began this summer with work continuing to reach the $5.2 million goal. “We have just celebrated our $1,000,000 mark and expansion donors are being recognized,” shared James McPherson, chair of the expansion campaign.