Pleasant View Care Home residents now have a scenic spot to enjoy the beautiful weather as the Telfer Patio construction has been completed.
“For years, residents have been asking for an open air patio where they can sit and watch people pass by, much like we do at Starbucks,” commented Henry Falk, Pleasant View’s former administrator. “By the dedicated efforts of many volunteers and donors throughout the community, we’ve been able to make that happen.”
The cedar and glass fencing was custom built to enclose a walkway at the front of the building which was no longer in use due to security concerns and residents’ inability to access the area. With the addition of the fencing and an automatic door opener, the area is once again available to all residents.
Annette Condon, Pleasant View’s current administrator, points out that the building of a new 200-bed residence at Mission Memorial Hospital means the eventual closure of the care home.
“Nevertheless,” she says, “through the dedication and hard work of staff and volunteers we will continue to provide every resident the highest quality of care possible over the next few years. The opening of this patio is just one more way we are striving to meet that goal.”
All the funds and much of the labour to build the patio was donated by Mission businesses and individuals.