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Rexall Foundation Donates $14,800 to the Glebe Centre

Rexall Foundation Donates $14,800 to the Glebe Centre

February 01, 2018

 OTTAWA (February 1, 2018)– The Rexall Foundation has donated $14,800 to the Glebe Centre, a long-term care home that provides specialized care to 254 residents ranging in age from 40 to 105 years old. The donation will go towards a purchase of eight electric beds.

Most residents currently have manual beds which requires staff support when a resident wants to get out of bed. Residents wait for staff to position the bed and help the resident get up or adjust the bed to a comfortable position.

“The Rexall Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellness of seniors in Canada and continues to help seniors live healthy and active lifestyles,” said Brian McLaughlin, Chair, Rexall Foundation. “The electric beds will provide residents with independence, allowing them to adjust their bed to the perfect comfort of choice whether sleeping, watching TV or reading.”

“The Glebe Centre is thrilled to receive a very generous donation from the Rexall Foundation,” said Courtney Rock, Fund and Development Manager, The Glebe Centre. “We are grateful the Rexall Foundation has provided us with the funds needed to purchase critical items needed in the home.”

The Rexall Foundation has been helping build strong and vibrant communities by supporting numerous charitable organizations since 2002. Whether it’s a community or children’s hospital or a disease prevention organization, the Foundation values the role it plays in helping the delivery of numerous programs and services in Canada. In 2017, the Rexall Foundation donated over $685,000 to 55 charitable organizations that promote the health and wellness of children and seniors, including charities in Ontario, such as Hemophilia Ontario, Hospice Renfrew, Nova’s Ark, Assaulted Women’s Helpline, Sunnybrook Foundation, The Darling Home for Kids, plus many more local and national charities across Canada.

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For More Information:
Julia Sutton, (w) 905.501.7900, (c) 416.458.3648,
jsutton@rexall.ca