Stories

An important update regarding COVID-19

Our response to COVID-19 is essential to containing the impact of this virus throughout our Seniors’ Village and beyond. As healthcare providers across the city come together to fight this virus - community members like you are doing your part by social distancing and helping to flatten the curve. Now, you can do even more to help by donating to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.  

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Octopus' Garden

Particularly popular – and effective – is the latest interactive environment created by residents, instructors and volunteers in the art Gallery on the second floor. This immersive multi-media art installation, entitled Octopus’ Garden, evokes the seashore and the ocean depths. 

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Maintaining a Sense of Normalcy

To protect public health and maximize quality of life for Perley Health residents, staff and managers continue to adjust policies and programming in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Super Women of Perley Health

The cancellation of the 2020 edition of Ottawa Race Weekend won’t deter the newest members of Team Perley Health. Marie Gauthier and Susan Davies, seniors who reside in Perley Health’s independent-living apartments, are determined to keep fundraising and training for one of the Weekend’s events – the two-kilometre race – with their walking poles. 

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A New Sense of Purpose

Jim Whitehead has found a new purpose in life, one that honours the legacy of his wife Pat, who passed away in 2018 after coping with Alzheimer’s disease for eight years. 

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A Home Filled with Love and Laughter

Working at the Foundation for the past six years, I’ve had this beautiful birds-eye view of seniors and Veterans enjoying life to the fullest at Perley Health. Thanks to you, their days are filled with comfort, meaningful activities and opportunities to get together. 

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Jessie's Story

You can imagine that in my 97 years, I’ve lived through my share of ups and downs. As a Veteran of the Korean War, I’m blessed to have lived such a full and meaningful life. And I’m so grateful to you for helping to give me such a wonderful home here at Perley Health.

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