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Letter from Dania Executive Director Lui Franciosi — September 2023

September 11, 2023

Dear Residents and Families of Dania,

I hope you continue to have a great summer.  I have some important updates to share with you from our Dania campus of care.

Over the last month, we had one staff member at Dania Home test positive for COVID-19 while Dania Manor continues to have no new resident or staff cases.   The positive case was confirmed on the worker’s days off, which means that exposure to our residents and other workers was less likely. However, our Leadership Team and Staff continue to monitor the situation and follow the best practices and the advice of Fraser Health and BC Centre of Disease Control.  We like to thank you for your patience and understanding as well as encourage you to monitor our COVID-19 status at for any new updates.

I would like to invite you again to our first Centenarian Tea Celebration on National Centenarian Day, Friday, September 22, 2023.  The event will bring together a large number of Centenarians from the Fraser Health Region to our Carl Mortensen Manor Auditorium.  It will start at 11:30am with Centenarians and their family guest escorted down a red carpet to their tables and receiving a light lunch with tea.  At 12:30pm, they will have an opportunity to mingle with community leaders such as BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley who have already confirmed their attendance.

We also like to announce that we are having a ‘Rejsegilde’ or ‘topping out’ ceremony at the Dania Seniors Affordable Housing Project on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 1pm.  It is a Danish tradition to celebrate with builders and greater community the completion of the last beam being placed on the roof of this new building.  We will have food and drink as well as important dignitaries with us to remember this great day in Dania’s history.

Lastly, I would like to invite you to attend our next family council meeting on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 6:30pm at Dania Home’s Boardroom or virtually for those unable to attend in person.  Refreshments will be available to all of you that evening. Please find below the Zoom meeting details:


Topic: Dania's Family Council Zoom Meeting Invitation

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

Meeting ID: 839 4439 2694    Passcode: 693177

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


Lui Franciosi

Executive Director


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Lui Franciosi

Executive Director