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Staff Appreciation Day – Friday, 10 June 2016

“Our Staff Rock” is the theme for our Staff Appreciation Day. It is an opportunity for us to thank our staff for their hard work and compassionate care for our residents.  If you would like to contribute to our event in any way, please contact Liesel, Quality of Life Manager at

Invitation to learn about the Eden Alternative

Posted 5 May 2016

We would like to invite families and friends to a presentation about the Eden Alternative. You will learn about the origins of this care philosophy and its main principles, Pat Kasprow, former CEO of New Vista will share her experiences and stories as she introduced Eden to her care home. Jutta Purchase, CEO of the German-Canadian Care Home will update you on the initiatives that have been implemented to date at GCCH. There will be time for questions and answers. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Event date: Saturday, 14 May 2014, from 2pm to 4pm, Atrium, German-Canadian Care Home. There will be coffee and cake; the event is free.

Grand Opening of our new Play Ground

Posted 3 May 2016

Welcome to Debora Sutherland

Posted 13 April 2016

We would like to welcome Debora Sutherland who assumed the position of Director of Care effective 5 April 2016. Debora is a registered nurse with extensive experience in clinical leadership, program development and implementation and human resource management. Debora is looking forward to meeting residents, families and other members of the German-Canadian Care Home community.

Farewell to Judy Rowbotham, Director of Care

Posted 31 March 2016

Today, we are saying good-bye to Judy who has been our Director of Care for over five years. We are sad to see Judy go but happy for her as she is looking forward to a well-deserved retirement. During her time with us, Judy consistently demonstrated her commitment to the residents, her staff and the care home. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Eden philosophy and understood the benefits it offers to our residents. We will miss Judy on our team and wish her much happiness and success for this new chapter in her life.

Satisfaction Survey

Posted 17 March 2016

All families will soon receive a satisfaction survey in the mail.  Please take a moment to answer the questions. A postage- paid, addressed envelope will be attached. You may also drop off the completed survey at the care home.

Your input and feedback are very important to us. We strive to provide the best possible service and care to our residents. The results will be posted on the Family Council Board and shared with the Family Council

Thank you very much in advance for your participation.

Wine & Cheese – Meet & Greet

Families and friends of our residents are invited to Wine & Cheese and meeting with the management team on Thursday, 10 March 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in the Stuhlmüller Library, located in Dresden Haus. We look forward to meeting you, answer your questions, hear your concerns and suggestions and getting to know each other. Hope to see many of you there.

Walk For Alzheimer’s

Please join us for a 5km walk on Sunday, 1 May 2016 at Creekside Community Recreation Centre. Registration: 12pm; Start Time 1pm.

Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0B1. Contact: 604-681-6530.

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