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Letter from Executive Director Lui Franciosi - June 2024

June 11, 2024

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 happening at Dania.

Dania Home has seen a total of six residents test positive for COVID-19 in the last two days. We also have seen one resident diagnosed with influenza. All affected neighborhoods are currently on enhanced monitoring with staff following all necessary Fraser Health protocols to monitor and contain these cases.  We ask that visitors check regularly our COVID status on our website at  We do appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. Dania Manor has seen no cases of COVID-19 or influenza at this time.

As mentioned last month, the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) has invited Dania to be the first organization in the Province to trial their new mobile driver licensing services at Dania Home next Tuesday, June 18.  They will deliver the full range of driver licensing services available at a traditional office (except for road testing).  These services include commonly requested transactions such as BC Services Card and BC Identification (ID) Card renewals.  Dania’s Family Council Chair Craig McCulloch and his Members take full credit for having the Province start this initiative.  Please contact our new Office Administrator Denise Brown at 604-292-8136, and she will schedule a time for your loved that day.

We also have a ‘Ping-Pong for Good’ event scheduled between 1pm and 4pm for Tuesday, July 2 where Dania Home and Dania Manor residents will play competitive ping-pong for a trophy with other long term care and assisted living residents within Burnaby, New Westminster and Tricities. Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley has confirmed that he will be playing ping-pong and cheering on residents that day along with potential political representatives attending from other municipalities.  The event will occur at the Carl Mortensen Manor Auditorium (4035 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC) with refreshments provided. We welcome all Dania residents and families to attend.

The Family Council and I would like to also welcome you to attend this month’s Family Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024 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: June 17, 2024 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 839 4439 2694    Passcode: 693177

Lastly, we invite all families to visit Dania and enjoy this Father’s Day weekend with their loved ones.

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.


Lui Franciosi

Executive Director


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Lui Franciosi

Executive Director