About the Campaign

Background

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a leader in health care and the local health care network for acute care, long-term care and other community programs and services.

Under the ARH umbrella is The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, The Grove Nursing Home and the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. The Foundation, housed within the ARH building, raises funds to support ARH projects.

The Town of Arnprior is one of Eastern Ontario’s fastest growing communities and has one of the oldest populations in the province.

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Exterior view - The Grove secure garden

The Grove Nursing Home Needs

Arnprior has less than half the provincial average of long-term care beds and currently The Grove has 82 seniors on its waiting list.

The Grove was built in 1981 with 61 beds, and beginning later this year, will be expanded to a 96 bed facility.

This $27 million construction project requires community support.

The old Grove building will eventually be repurposed into a “Seniors’ Village” that will offer an array of services and programs designed to meet the needs of all seniors in our community.

Medical Equipment Needs

The government does NOT pay for new medical equipment – this responsibility falls on the shoulders of community donors. The Arnprior Regional Health Foundation needs to raise $1 million to fund these purchases in the next five years.

The Come Home to Great Care Campaign

The Arnprior Regional Health Foundation is launching a $5 million campaign to raise $4 million for the new Grove construction and $1 million for new medical equipment.

This campaign gets underway in the fall of 2018 and is being co-chaired by Glenn Arthur and Ed Reid.

I wholly credit my father’s survival to the fact that he was here, at The Grove. That first crucial year when he was regaining his strength and brain function, I was able to spend time with him on a daily basis, to coax his memory and re-establish valuable connections to his past. I am convinced that dad’s improvement is the result of regular contact with us, his family, and I take comfort in knowing that his final time will be spent in his community.

Jennifer Dwyer, Arnprior resident