On behalf of Hospice Wellington, we would like to thank 100 Women Who Care for exactly that, caring. Thank you for your generosity and for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity has brought improved sunlight to our residence at Kortright and Scottsdale in Guelph. Your thoughtfulness shows you are aware of the fact that many people within our community need our services, supports and our compassion.
Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
Sunshine does something for us…it does something to us. It makes bad days a little bit better…and it makes good days, great. Sunshine grabs our attention. How often have you been sitting somewhere and the sun comes out from around a cloud and shines a beam of light through a window. Often times you turn and look to appreciate that beam of light, even just for a moment.
Morris West said, “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
That is what this solarium is all about. Moments created, laughs remembered, a place to be in the moment. These residents know that the storm is coming, but this renovated solarium gives them the ability to appreciate that sunshine.
So what have the funds allowed us to do in this sacred space that overlooks the beautiful Gosling Gardens…
We replaced all window coverings. Even the beautiful sunshine can be a little bit too much sometimes. We upgraded all of the furniture to ensure comfort for loved ones, while leaving enough space to wheel a resident’s bed into the room also. We updated the room with a fresh coat of paint in a calming colour and will soon be adding a fan to the room, as the sunshine can make the room quite warm at times.
We thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for making such an impactful decision. This solarium means so much to so many.
“The moment won’t last forever. The memory will.” – Michelle A. Homme
Thank you 100 Women Who Care!
From all of us at Hospice Wellington