Nanaimo Foundation Donates $50,000 to Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society

Nanaimo Foundation Donates $50,000 Towards Eden Gardens

Nanaimo, BC – October 24, 2013 – The Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society, a local non-profit society which cares for nearly 100 Nanaimo residents with advanced dementia, recently received a $50,000.00 donation from the Nanaimo Foundation towards the construction of “Eden Gardens,” a new care facility that will be built at 1917 Northfield Road.

“The new building project will enhance the Elders’ living space,” said Janeane Coutu, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge board director. “It will create an environment that embodies and fosters caring, interacting with other living things, spontaneity, and joyful moments.”

“Our role in the community is to connect and share with people who care,” said Ted Carson, Chairman, Nanaimo Foundation. “This significant donation will help Elders with dementia who need around the clock health care. We are happy to have helped in this project.”

Photo [L-R] – Robert Grose, Director, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society
Carolina Ponsford, Manager of Programs, Training and Development, NTLS
George Hanson, Grants Director, Nanaimo Foundation
Caroline Kavanagh, Co-Administrator/Director of Care, NTLS
Ken Bibby, Co-Administrator/Business Manager, NTLS
Daniel Martinez, Development Director, Nanaimo Foundation