The Manor Village Life Centers Partnerships and Events
At The Manor Village Life Centers, we're very fortunate to partner with leading organizations in the field of dementia and Alzheimer's research. Our senior care team gain invaluable insights into ongoing dementia research and treatments. In turn, our residents in our Memory Care program benefit from the very latest advice on memory retention and caring for those with dementia.
We also participate in events organized by our Partners, which helps us build better relationships and gives us a lot of enjoyment too!
The Manor Villages/Mann Foundation Partnerships
Mount Royal University
Through the generous support of the Mann Foundation, The Manor Village Life Centers have partnered with Mount Royal University to provide funding for the creation of three Dementia Care courses, with a Dementia Care Certificate for successful students
This course focuses on providing professional caregivers and other professionals with an in-depth understanding of dementia and enhance the skills required in caring for an aging population.
The course material includes research from the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities, and also includes:
- Understanding Dementia – examining the progressive disease
- Caring for Older Adults – Principles of Gerontology
- Caring for Families – real life examples of the dementia journey investigated through research, case studies and personal narratives.
Our parent company the Statesman Group has allocated 3,500 square feet of space, within the new The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park, to host the Gordie Howe Centre for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society (Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S.). Started by one of Canada’s greatest ice hockey players who passed away in 2016,, the amazing Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. will include a large educational theater, a research area and an adult day support program.
The annual Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament is designed to generate significant funding, with all proceeds directed towards the design, development, and operations for Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S.
For more information, see our Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S hockey tournament page
Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary
Since 2009, generous funding and support from the Mann Foundation/The Manor Village Life Centers has enabled the Alzheimer Society of Calgary to impart best practices in dementia care and caregiving strategies to over 1,000 healthcare field students.
The multi-year support received from the Mann Foundation has allowed us to sustain and build a strategic, partnership approach towards providing quality dementia education to post-secondary students preparing for a career in the field. This work has involved key collaborations with multi-disciplinary academic staff at five local learning institutions and two universities.
The on-going result is that students are better equipped to enter the care-giving workforce with training and knowledge specific to high-quality dementia care. In turn, this positively impacts persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their families and informal care partners.
With the support of the Mann Foundation, we believe our collaborative efforts are building well-equipped health care professionals for the future, while having a real and tangible impact on the quality of life for people living with dementia and their family members.
One of the Health Care Aide Students, Columbia College commented “I have a better understanding of dementia, how it impacts individuals and families and how to provide better care.” (2013).
Thanksgiving Memory Walk & Run: “Memory Lane”
The Manor Village Life Centers has been a longstanding and proud sponsor of the annual Investors Group Memory Walk and Run event. Additionally, The Manor Village has been the sponsor of Memory Lane featuring a collage of hope and remembrance for everyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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Once again, LINKages was pleased to partner with the Mann Foundation/Manor Village Life Centers to deliver strong and meaningful intergenerational programs to the residents of Huntington Hills, StayWell Manor with additional intergenerational events with Signal Hill Residence. With the support of the Mann Foundation LINKages brought together over 125 youth and seniors adding to the support over the last four years to an impact of more than 500 hundreds participants with this generous donation.
LINKages is grateful to have had supporters who have recognized the value of intergenerational programs that strengthen communities to become more age-friendly and break down barriers between ages.
For both the Manor Village residents and the youth, volunteering and reaching out through LINKages programs enhance their sense of belonging and feeling valued. The interactions exchanged by the participants foster long term friendships and understanding between youth and older adults.
Not only is this a positive change for a person’s self-esteem, but it is also a strong motivator to continue to contribute to volunteer in the community and stay connected. Participants from both sides remain more engaged in community and social gatherings leading to increased sense of belonging and a more active and cohesive community. This translates not only into enhanced personal growth, but also into a more compassionate cohesive and healthy community for all residents to grow up, and grow old in.