The Renewal of Luther Special Care Home began in 2007-09 with renovations to the 49-bed dementia care unit that created the smaller and more home-like Temperance Neighbourhood and Munroe Neighbourhood.
The Phase 2 renovations to the 2nd floor kitchen, dining room and lounge began in mid-October 2011 and were completed at the end of January 2012. Highlights of the work were:
· Creation of an open kitchen to serve as the “heart of the home.”
· Addition of a self serve refreshment bar.
· Expansion of the 2nd floor dining room and lounge into the sun room, adding space for programming and enhancing views of the courtyard.
Follow this link to see a video of the men's coffee group that meets in the renovated 2nd floor dining room:
During the Phase 2 renovations, an alternate meal plan was introduced for the 40 2nd floor residents. We are very grateful to residents for their patience and understanding during this period, and for all our "Helping Hands" and "Helping Feet" volunteers who donated hundreds of hours of your time. Without you, we could not have managed.
Similar renovations will take place on the 1st floor of Luther Special Care Home once adequate funds have been raised. For more information on how to support the Renewal of Luther Special Care Home with a donation, please visit the LutherCare Foundation page.
Click here to view the weekly Renewal Update publication.