The twinkling, colourful lights that surround Providence Transitional Care Centre all started like most great ideas, with a vision.
While the inside of the building was decorated for the holiday season, the outside was lacking that festive feel.
A former patient who spent her time enjoying the outside views, observed the beautiful fall leaves and worried that other patients and their families would only see the bleakness of winter; a harsh reminder that they were not at home. They envisioned what the large trees surrounding the entrance could look like if they were covered in holiday lights – imagining the joy and hope the lights could bring as they sparkled against a snowy backdrop.
Thanks to a generous donation from Barr Homes, their vision is now a reality for the patients, staff and volunteers at the 64- bed facility offering specialized, restorative care aimed at getting older adults home.
“The holiday season is a difficult time to be in hospital, away from family, friends and those important traditions and celebrations”, says Lyle Brown, Facility Manager at PTCC. “We are so grateful for this generous donation from Barr Homes as we know it will truly make a difference.”
Barr Homes donated their time and equipment to install a number of holiday lights. It brightens the dark sky that arrives so early this time of year and gives patients, their families and staff a beautiful view when looking outside.
Thank you to Barr Homes and to our former patient whose wonderful idea will certainly bring that festive feeling to many at PTCC this year.