Cultural History of Ukraine & Russia

Dr. Florian Gassner

Vancouver, August 29, 2022 – The German Canadian Care Home is pleased to invite members and friends to a presentation by Dr. Florian Gassner (UBC) on the cultural history of the Ukraine & Russia on Saturday, Sepember 17, 2022 at 2 pm. October 15th will be a traditional Oktoberfest celebration.

As always, they will serve coffee, tea and cake at 2 pm, with the presentation beginning at 2:30 pm. They ask for your patience and understanding in case of last-minute changes to the schedule.

Family & friends are welcome, but every visitor will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19. We will also have masks available for you to use, if necessary.

Thank you for your donations, which will help cover the costs for the coffee, cake and any other related expenses.

Please use the side entrance to the big hall (atrium).
Follow the signs down to the right and through the lower parking lot.
Don’t enter through the care home.

We are counting on you to take responsibility and protect yourself and others by wearing a mask whenever possible throughout this event.

Please contact Waltraud Custer with any questions:

Outreach Coordinator
604-713-6562 Cell: 604 263-2010

The German-Canadian Care Home is building a “new vision of elder health care” and a new building to support it. If you would like to learn how you can help (financially), please visit this page to make donations, bequests, tributes and/or memorials.

New Home Information

We are working towards the development of a new, state-of-the-art care home that will enhance our ability to provide high quality services and innovative care to our residents.

The new building design accommodates 178 residents. It looks and feels like a residential space while being fully equipped for the delivery of complex care. Individual suites are nested in intimate “home units” consisting of 11 to 13 rooms and are connected to recreational and social areas.

The design incorporates a separate home with several, short-term respite beds for seniors recovering from passing health crises. In addition, an adult day-care section offers social activities for seniors from the community.

The redevelopment project has continued to slowly but steadily progress. Discussions with main external stakeholders, which are Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), BC Housing and the City of Vancouver, have continued to progress towards securing the necessary funding and development approvals.

Parallel to the negotiations with VCH and the City of Vancouver, discussions with BC Housing as lender are ongoing and the redevelopment committee is working towards achieving a financing commitment by the end of 2021 to coincide with VCH approvals. The redevelopment committee is pleased with the progress that has been made on the project and is hopeful that significant approval milestones will be reached in the coming months.

It is planned that we will continue to provide care to about 50 residents in the West side building during the construction phase. The West side building located on the North-West parcel of the property will be demolished once the new care home is fully operational to make room for the rental building.

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