It was in 1938 when the first recorded minutes were taken by a group of Danes, they had gathered to discuss the establishment of a retirement home for their aging community. In 1941 a committee was elected and hence purchased an old farm property with a 50 year old house that sat of 4.3 acres of land.
In our present day, Dania Home has established a campus of care that has partnerships with Fraser Health Authority, BC Housing and the achievement of Exemplary status as awarded by Accreditation Canada.
Dania celebrated the 75 year milestone with Dania Board Members, community members, dignitaries, service providers, Dania staff and residents from Dania Manor and Carl Mortensen Manor. The celebration featured speeches and congratulations of accomplishment from Richard Lee (MLA for Burnaby North), Raj Chouhan (MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds), Dan Johnston (Councilor, City of Burnaby & Acting Mayor), Dee Chatha (Director of Residential Care & Assisted Living, FHA) and Ann-Britt Everett (Honorary Consul, Royal Danish Consulate). The guests of the event enjoyed a performance by the Tivoli Singers Choir, followed by refreshments and appetizers in the new Dania Home.
Dania is one of a few care facilities in Canada to have earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for 2014 - 2018. Accreditation Canada certifies that Dania and its contractors meet the national standards of quality for health services set by the Council.
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