4 May 2018: Residents of Long Term Care at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) will be able to enjoy some activities outside in the coming months thanks in large part to a donation from the American Society of Bermuda. Club president Ellie Najac said the Society, comprised of US citizens who live in Bermuda, make donations quarterly to various groups on the island.
“Our focus is on seniors and children,” said Ms Najac. “This is our second donation this year, earlier we gave to Age Concern.”
A tent was in the gift pack donated on Friday 20 April by members of the Society at KEMH. Activities coordinator Capri Smith said the tent will allow her to move some activities outdoors in the coming months, as it will provide much needed shade for the senior participants.
“We asked what was needed and then went shopping,” said Ms Najac. “We’ve donated a 12ftX12ft tent, a glue gun with accessories, construction paper, crayons and games. I also added a large box of chocolates.”
“We truly appreciate the donation by the American Society of Bermuda,” said BHB Clinical Director of Long Term Care Granville Russell. “It’s the thoughtfulness of groups and individuals like Ms Najac, Ms Smith and Ms Stovell, that allow us to continue to provide engaging activities for our residents helping to improve their quality of life even in their twilight years.”
At 105, Louise Franks, the oldest resident , was on hand at the presentation. She regularly enjoys participating in arranged activities.
Pictured from left are: BHB Clinical Director Long Term Care, Granville Russell; American Society of Bermuda members Jane Smith, Tina Stovell and Ellie Najac, BHB Long Term Care Activities Coordinator Capri Smith. In front: BHB Long Term Care residents Dorothy Pearman, Louise Franks and Dorothy Cann.