St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa abides by a vision to provide residents with the highest quality of care,
within a welcoming home, where everyone feels supported and cared for.
The Foundation is honoured to work alongside the Home, and with the community, to support this vision.
COVID-19 Emerging Needs
It’s takes teamwork, compassion, creativity and dedication to keep residents safe, connected and well cared for during the COVID-19 crisis.
St. Pat’s is wholly dedicated to the task at hand, yet as the pandemic continues, community donations will play a vital role in providing staff with the resources needed to provide the highest quality of care, to reduce social isolation and connect residents with loved ones, and to support staff through this difficult time.
What we Fund
Your donation supports the delivery of first-rate, compassionate care, enriches programming and contributes to the warmth and vibrancy of our Home
St. Patrick’s Home is blessed with a family of supporters who are devoted to the health and wellbeing of the 288 residents that reside here. They give to St. Pat’s because they’ve seen first-hand how their donations enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the spirit of our Home.
Keeping the Spirit Alive newsletter
It’s a tremendous responsibility to care for the vulnerable in times of crisis.
Our fall newsletter takes you inside St. Patrick’s Home seven months after the start of the pandemic to see…
Late Fall 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!
This year, with the onset of afternoon sunsets and cold weather, and with Remembrance Day honoured, we decided to deck the halls of St. Patrick’s Home ahead of schedule.
We just couldn’t wait to brighten our nine home areas – Galway, Cavan, Carlow, Dublin, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford – with a Christmas tree and lights, festive decor, music, and good cheer!
In the courtyard and the front garden, fresh pine Christmas trees will be strung with lights, and the Nativity Scene will be set. Inside, the fireplace will be draped with boughs of holly, while in the lounge, Paddy’s Place and The Gathering Place, tremendous poinsettias and beautiful trees will make each space feel cozy and welcoming.
We know that the weeks preceding Christmas will be different this year, but the spirit of the holiday season is with us, and within us.
In the coming days and weeks, the residents will be busy – trimming trees, gathering with cohorts (at a safe social distance) for holiday movies, crafting decorations to give or to keep, playing holiday trivia and other games, singing and listening to carols, and watching live musical performances on our closed-circuit television system.
We will miss the choirs and carollers that usually perform and roam our hallways at this time of year, but we’ve invited them to sing instead from the family garden, parking lot, and the perimeter of the Home. Without question – and for better or for worse – there will be at least one evening of outdoor carolling, led by the Leadership Team.
What we lack in pitch and harmony, we make up for in heart! Also on tap, is a live performance of The Night Before Christmas (on December 24th of course) by the young, energetic recreation team with Mitchell, as Santa; Agatha, as Mrs. Claus; and Liz, as The Grinch!
You can be a part of the celebrations, and make a resident feel special on Christmas Day too by signing and returning greeting card included in our year-end mail campaign, or by sending a photo of you, your family or workplace – with a special message that we’ll compile into a slide show for the residents.
Your kind gestures will let someone at St. Pat’s know that she or he is thought of, cared for, and never alone.
Thank you, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of St. Patrick’s Home and the Foundation, for being a part of our community of supporters. We wish you comfort and joy throughout the holiday season.
Stay safe and be well.
Executive Director, St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
- Adapting during difficult times
- A day in the life at St. Pat’s
St. Patrick’s Home: A Year in Review
Last March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Shortly after, the doors to St. Pat’s closed to all visitors and volunteers. In this video, you will take a peak behind our doors to see the spirit and fight that kept us going over the last 12 months.
Community & Social Engagement
Throughout 2019, community donations have allowed us to cover the cost of transportation, tickets or admission fees, professional musician and entertainer’s fees, and so much more.
News & Events
Hashtags such as #StrongerTogether and #InThisTogether aren’t clichés at St. Patrick’s Home. They are sentiments that reflect the spirit and fight that carried our Home through the most difficult days of the pandemic; and allowed us to appreciate every bit...
We are GRATEFUL to the St. Pat’s community for making the holiday season as lovely as possible for the residents, families and our staff. There was so much love showered on our Home that we decided to create a newsletter of THANKS. Take a peek below, and...
The weather was on our side this past Sunday, when two community organizations gathered inside The Larry Kelly Family Garden to sing Christmas carols and spread good cheer to the residents, families and staff of St. Pat’s. Our thanks to Kathy Hague and...