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Amica Helping Hands Charity announces $250,000 donation to William Osler Health System Foundation
March 01, 2019

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Vulnerable Brampton seniors will get access to additional wellness assistance not covered by OHIP thanks to a new $250,000 Compassionate Fund donated by the Amica Helping Hands Charity to Osler Foundation.
 
Amica Helping Hands Charity, the charitable arm of Amica Senior Lifestyles, will announce an annual gift of $50,000 for five years to Osler Foundation to help pay for services and devices that will improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable seniors in Brampton. Seniors at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will be eligible to receive the wellness assistance they need but otherwise couldn’t afford, such as dentures or dental work, mobility devices and therapy equipment, nutritional supplements, transportation for medical appointments and more.
 
“When I toured the Centre for Seniors Wellness and Rehabilitation at Peel Memorial, met the brilliant and passionate Dr. Sudip Saha, and learned about William Osler Health System’s holistic approach to seniors’ wellness, I knew this was the right place for us to support,” says Doug MacLatchy, CEO of Amica Senior Lifestyles and Chair of the Board of the Amica Helping Hands Charity, which is committed to supporting underprivileged seniors in Canada.
 
MacLatchy will make an official announcement on Friday, March 1 by helping unveil a new plaque and seating area at Peel Memorial, where he will be joined by representatives of Osler Foundation and hospital staff. Brampton City Councillor Doug Whillans (Wards 2 and 6) and City Councillor Jeff Bowman (Wards 3 and 4) will also be in attendance.
 
“The seniors program at Peel Memorial is dedicated to supporting the holistic health and wellness of seniors. This significant donation from Amica Helping Hands Charity will aid in this mission, enabling us to provide important services to vulnerable seniors in Brampton and surrounding areas,” says Dr. Sudip Saha, Medical Director and Division Chief of Seniors Systems at William Osler Health System, which includes Peel Memorial.
 
Peel Memorial’s innovative and dedicated seniors program makes it simpler for patients to get the senior care they need. The Centre for Seniors Wellness and Rehabilitation shows its commitment to seniors in a variety of ways, including providing assistance when navigating appointments and making doctors’ offices more accessible. Peel Memorial’s program offers the largest range of dedicated care for geriatric patients in Canada with seven sub-specialized clinics.
 
“Our mission as a company is to enrich the lives of seniors, providing them with a personalized experience where they feel connected, supported, valued and in control,” says MacLatchy. “We care deeply about seniors and the personal challenges they face. It feels good to give back.”