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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Bruce Power Donates to Veteran Care Program

Tiverton | by Megan Johnson  

The company donated $18,000 to the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London

On Remembrance Day (Nov 11) Bruce Power made an $18,000 donation to the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London to support its Priority Resident Care needs.

The program provides men and women who served overseas in World War II or the Korean War with residential interdisciplinary care to enhance their quality of life and meet the unique needs of military veterans. The St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute home to 126 Veterans who call Parkwood Institute home, with an average age of 93.

Veterans located throughout the South West LHIN are referred to the program for long-term care. The network stretches from Grey-Bruce County in the north to Elgin County in the south.

Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck says it’s important to remember Canada’s Veterans every day. “The St. Joseph’s Veterans Care Program does that with places like Parkwood Institute, which provides dedicated care that honours and respects the brave women and men who fought for us.”

Heather Tales, Director of the Veterans Care Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London says Bruce Power’s gift will go towards upgrading and replacing the ceiling lifts over each bed, which “will enhance the safety and independence of our Veterans.”

Earlier in the Fall, Bruce Power and its partners in the nuclear supplier community celebrated a total of $1 million donated to Wounded Warriors Canada — becoming the first $1 million donor in the history of the organization. This funding goes toward programs that assist with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma recovery, education, job skills training, and veterans transitioning to civilian life.

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