On Tuesday, September 26 Providence Manor held a Coffee Break and Tea Social in support of the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A. The annual event is one that staff and residents alike look forward to, and this year was no exception.
The morning Coffee Break featured delicious baked goods which were generously made and donated by staff, placement students, and family members of residents. The Tea Social, which was held later the same day, made use of Providence Manor’s collection of decorative tea cups and antique silver set. Residents were invited to come out and enjoy baked goods and live music while supporting a great cause.
A variety of tasty treats and other items were generously donated by the Kingston branch of the Cineplex Odeon, The Iron Duke on Wellington, Bread-Man Bakery and Catering, and Cooke’s Fine Foods & Coffee to help make the event a success. One hour of private rink time at the Godfrey Arena was also available, which was the prize awarded to staff at Providence Manor and the Hildegarde Centre for being the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s. These prizes were won by staff member Debbie Lee, and family members Robert MacDiarmid and John Cordeiro.
A total of $1347.00 was raised at the annual Coffee Break and Tea Social, which allowed staff to once again surpass their fundraising goal. Shannon Beckstead, Recreationist at Providence Manor, said, “It is always so motivating to see that every year staff, residents and friends of our home come out to support these fundraising efforts through baked good donations and volunteer support; it shows that this cause holds a lot of importance to all who participate.”
Staff at Providence Manor and the Hildegarde Centre are looking forward to the next fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A, the Walk for Alzheimer’s, which will take place in the spring of 2018!