With this longer than normal winter, residents will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the outdoor garden of the Great-West Life Rooftop Garden and Solarium. However, the interior is finished – all we’re waiting for now is our occupancy permit!
As of December 31, 2012, donors have given gifts and pledges of $483.000. The Foundation’s commitment is to raise $500,000, so we’re almost there!
The construction of a rooftop garden and solarium is an integral part of the quality of care we provide at Misericordia for the parents and grandparents who call us ‘home.’ This garden will provide long-term care residents and their families with private access to outdoor green space and a four-season sunroom.
To be built on the seventh floor of the Cornish building, the garden will be an inviting and friendly visiting space providing magnificent skyline views of the city, facing both east and west. The rooftop garden will provide long-term residents access to fresh air and sunshine. Our residents no longer have a porch or garden or yard to enjoy. The rooftop garden aims to provide a peaceful place away from the noisy streets below.
Green space reduces stress and helps the elderly feel safe in a non-threatening environment. This is an important and exciting project for MHC because it will ensure improved quality of life for residents. As an enclosed space, this will be a secure, comfortable area for long-term residents to enjoy.
Your gift to the rooftop garden and solarium will allow our elderly residents to enjoy a better quality of life. If you want to be part of it, call 204-788-8458 to make your donation.