Amica Conversations - Amica donates $250,000 to help seniors get vital health services

Amica Helping Hands Charity is pleased to announce an annual gift of $50,000 for five years to William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) to help pay for services or devices that will improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable seniors in Brampton. That means seniors at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial), a hospital in Brampton, will now get the assistance they need but otherwise couldn’t afford, such as dentures or dental work, mobility devices and therapy equipment, nutritional supplements, transportation for medical appointments and more.

“When I toured the Centre for Seniors Rehabilitation at Peel Memorial, met the brilliant and passionate Dr. Sudip Saha, and learned about William Osler Health System’s holistic approach to seniors’ wellness, I knew this was the right place for us to support,” says Doug MacLatchy, CEO of Amica Senior Lifestyles and Chair of the Board of the Amica Helping Hands Charity, which is committed to supporting underprivileged seniors in Canada.

MacLatchy made the announcement by helping unveil a new plaque and seating area at Peel Memorial, where he was joined by Brampton city councillors, representatives of the Osler Foundation and hospital staff.

“The seniors program at Peel Memorial is dedicated to supporting the holistic health and wellness of seniors,” says Dr. Sudip Saha, Medical Director and Division Chief of Seniors Systems at William Osler Health System, which includes Peel Memorial. “This significant donation from Amica Helping Hands Charity will aid in this mission, enabling us to provide important services to vulnerable seniors in Brampton and surrounding areas.”

Peel Memorial’s innovative and dedicated seniors program makes it simpler for patients to get the senior care they need. The hospital shows its commitment to seniors in a variety of ways, such as by assisting with navigating appointments and making doctors’ offices more accessible. Peel Memorial’s program offers the largest range of dedicated care for geriatric patients in Canada, with seven sub-specialized clinics. “We’re grateful for the Amica Helping Hands Charity’s commitment to supporting seniors in our community,” says Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “Your gift will help us deliver important services to seniors in need, close to home.”

“Our mission as a company is to enrich the lives of seniors, providing them with a personalized experience where they feel connected, supported, valued and in control,” says MacLatchy. “We care deeply about seniors and the personal challenges they face. It feels good to give back.”

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