The Come Home to Great Care campaign was officially launched in Arnprior on January 16th. The goal of the campaign is to raise $5 million — $4 million to help build the new Grove Nursing Home, and $1 million for new hospital medical equipment. The campaign is chaired by local businessman Ed Reid and recently retired town recreation director, Glenn Arthur.
The new Grove will bring a much-needed additional 36 long-term care beds to the area. Built in 1981, The Grove is the only licensed nursing home in the entire Arnprior region. With its current capacity of only 60 beds, Arnprior and area has less than half the provincial average of long-term care beds. There are currently 100 people on the waiting list for a bed at The Grove.
Construction of the new Grove will start in 2019. Occupancy is scheduled for early 2021.
“We’ve already raised $2 million,” says Bruce Hill, Executive Director of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. “The campaign team has been quietly securing gifts from businesses, individuals, service clubs and from within Arnprior Regional Health. Now we’re turning to the generous members of our community to help reach our goal.”
“Each contribution means more seniors will be able to grow old in the town where they grew up, to stay close to their family,” explains campaign co-chair Ed Reid. “It’s also an investment in making sure our hospital has the life-saving medical equipment it needs which the provincial government doesn’t fund.”
For more information:
Bruce Hill, Executive Director
Arnprior Regional Health Foundation
613-623-3166 x532 or Bruce.Hill@arnpriorhealth.ca.