Ben Sage, Moving Woodstock
Why Not Woodstock? Issue 2 – Sakura House
In today’s issue of Why Not Woodstock I examine another compelling reason why my clients choose Woodstock as their home. Woodstock is a great place to settle down, raise a family, and have a great life.
Today’s Issue is about our Residential Hospice, Sakura House
Sakura house was formerly the Dunford estate, purchased by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Co, extensively renovated, and opened to the public in 2009. It is Woodstock’s only Residential hospice, and is run by VON oxford. Their excellent staff provide 24 hour a day palliative care in a unique environment, and specialize in providing comfortable and dignified end of life care at no cost to families.
Nursing care is funded by OHIP, and most of the day to day costs associated with running the facility are covered by donations provided by corporate sponsors and the overwhelming generosity of the community at large.
There are several fundraisers held annually that benefit VON Sakura House, but the most recent is the Handbags for Hospice event. In 2013, this event raised over $75,000 for the facility, which raises their three year total to $178,000. This represents a meaningful contribution to their required annual fundraising amount of $400,000.
For information on the facility, and it’s continuing fundraising efforts, “like” them on facebook, at www.facebook.com/VONSakuraHouse
As an aside, I’d like to share my personal thanks to everyone on the staff and the volunteers at Sakura House for being EXCELLENT at the service that they provide. As a 33 year old person, it was admittedly hard for me to imagine how this facility could change my life, until I found myself in desperate need of its services. Many of you know that I have a very close loved one who is benefiting from the end-of-life care that Sakura House provides. This facility has given my immediate family the ability to spend time with Dad. Quality time, in a relaxed, quiet setting. A setting in which we know he is getting the best care possible, his comfort is priority, and we are now free to visit with him without the added stress of worrying about his care. Even the dog can visit. How cool is that??
We as a community are EXTREMELY fortunate to have this facility at our service, and this is yet another reason that I am proud to call Woodstock my home.
I have been successful helping clients buy, sell, or lease residential, commercial, or investment properties in the Woodstock, Ontario area since August of 2007. With technical experience ... Read More...