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Letter from Dania Executive Director Lui Franciosi — December 2023

December 6, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Dania,

I hope you are all doing well.  I would like to provide you with some updates from our campus of care.

As we come to the end of 2023, we continue to be COVID-19 free with staff and residents still receiving their scheduled COVID-19 vaccine boosters.  We are pleased with our progress thus far and we look forward to seeing the continued protection of our community.

In November, we hosted our regular Family Council meeting at Dania Home, but unfortunately, we observed a lower turnout than usual.  Therefore, Family Council Chair Craig McCulloch and I would like to invite all current and new family members to attend these meetings, held every third Monday of each month, where we discuss important topics that concern BC’s healthcare system and the impact it has on our residents, families and staff.  I would like to thank all those family members that normally come and invite them back.  Our next meeting is Monday, December 18, at 6:30pm.  For those that are unable to attend in-person, we also have a virtual method available.  Here are the ZOOM meeting details used for every meeting:

Topic: Dania's Family Council Zoom Meeting Invitation

Time: Dec. 18, 2023 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83944392694?pwd=MXRLTk5Ca2g2aGdVUXB0Ynh1ZW9RZz09

Meeting ID: 839 4439 2694    Passcode: 693177

 

I am pleased to report that the project for installing the permanent air conditioning units in each resident room is now underway at Dania Home.  On December 7, 11 and 12, 2023, there will be coring/drilling of the concrete floor between 9:30am and 10:30am to enable refrigerant lines to be drawn from the roof into each of the neighborhoods.  Residents will be given ear protection and moved temporarily to the Multi-Purpose Room on their respective day and timeframe.  Notices will be displayed throughout the building to alert all residents, families and visitors of any project work in progress.

I would like to invite everyone to visit Dania over the next three weeks and enjoy the beautiful Christmas displays with their loved ones.  Our staff have done a wonderful job in decorating our front entrances of our buildings, including all of our neighborhoods at Dania Home.  I am very thankful for their passion and devotion; the Christmas spirit is truly alive and well at Dania.

Lastly, I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this past year, especially with the lingering COVID risk that resides within and outside our community. We are doing our best to keep our residents, families and staff safe.  I want wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

If you have any further questions, please contact me anytime. I am always available to you by phone or email.  Thank you and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Lui Franciosi

Executive Director

604-292-8132

luif@dania.bc.ca

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Lui Franciosi

Executive Director

604-292-8132
luif@dania.bc.ca