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Letter from Dania Executive Director Lui Franciosi — February 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Dania,

I want to provide you with an update on our COVID-19 status and brief you on other events of the past month at Dania.

I am pleased to report that we had no residents or staff at Dania Home or Dania Manor who tested positive with COVID-19.  This is a great sign of the virus gradually subsiding based on our community’s efforts of vaccination, handwashing and mask wearing.  If we do have any further updates on our COVID-19 status, we will immediately share it with you via our website at

In January, we also launched our newly developed website at   Many residents, families and staff have commented on the beautiful design and extensive content.  We welcome any further feedback regarding the site’s content or user friendliness. 

We recently heard back from Accreditation Canada about our site’s accreditation status.  As you may recall, this organization assessed Dania processes last Fall in which we met 99.6% of the 670 standards checked. They awarded us with ‘Accreditation with Commendation’, but we appeal it based on the available evidence.  I am happy to report that they changed their mind and they gave us their highest status of ‘Exemplary’.  I would like thank our Dania Board, Leadership Team and staff who made this happen. I am also grateful to the residents and families who supported us with their stories of good care during the survey. Congratulations again to all on this remarkable achievement!

Lastly, I would like to invite you to attend our next family council meeting on Monday, February 27, 2023, at 6pm at Dania Home or virtually for those unable to attend in person.  Refreshments will be available to all of you that evening. Please find enclosed the Zoom meeting details below:

Topic: Dania's Family Council Zoom Meeting Invitation

Time: Feb 27, 2023 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 842 2477 3210   Passcode: 733910


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

About the author

Lui Franciosi

Executive Director