The Dania Ladies Auxiliary was formed in December 1942 to assist in the start of Senior Citizens’ home for elderly Danes and continue their contribution to the residents with:
Ladies Auxiliary puts on a birthday party on the first Wednesday of each month for all the residents celebrating a birthday in that month. The ones with birthdays and their guests are seated at the centre table decorated with lace tablecloths and using our china dishes. For those over 90, a bouquet of flowers is provided by the Mayor of Burnaby with a letter of congratulations.
The Auxiliary provides the food for the party which consists of Danish sweet buns, Danish pastry and Danish birthday cake. Music is provided during the party and a number of our residents get up and dance with staff members and volunteers.
The Ladies Auxiliary holds an annual Christmas Party for the residents in the dining room on a Saturday afternoon in December. Entertainment is provided by the St.Lucia girls from the Danish Church directed by Ebba Siple. Each resident is given a Christmas present, card and poinsettia plant delivered to their room while they are at lunch. The Ladies Auxiliary has provided decorations for the Home.
Dania is one of a few care facilities in Canada to have earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for 2018 - 2022. 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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