May 30, 2008

Liberty Place Opening Ceremony

Liberty Place, a southeast Burnaby assisted-living facility for adults with disabilities, celebrated its official opening today. I was honoured to be invited to attend to represent the Edmonds Town Centre Business & Community Association.

Inspired and driven by the Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society, and supported by Independent Living BC and Fraser Health, Liberty Place is a beautiful facility that helps those with physical challenges to live their lives to the fullest with privacy, dignity, and independence in individual apartments, while sharing meals and support services, and contributing to their community. I hope representative tennants can attend Edmonds Association meetings in the future.

I greatly enjoyed meeting and chatting with society founder Tonnar Brace, and renewing ties with Fraser Health Rehabilitation Consultant Cindy Hayto. It was Cindy who suggested to me that the best community representative to the Edmonds Association would not be someone from the society or a care assistant, but one of the tennants.

Posted by Paul at May 30, 2008 09:00 PM