Home is Where the Heart is! Around the World 2023 aims to entirely refresh and modernize our outdated 2000 Misericordia Place personal care home, where our incredible residents and MHC staff live, work, and adventure in!
You know Misericordia resident Bill Pollon loves travel before you even meet him: the introductory poster outside his room is adorned with travel maps and suitcase graphics!
Turns out Bill and his wife of 51 years, Henriette (also a Misericordia Place resident!), love cruises. In fact, they spent a decade cruising – from the Arctic to Antarctica.
“The beauty of a cruise is that it’s like a hotel, but you never have to unpack at new destinations,” says Bill, wheeling over to show cruise destinations photos adorning a bedroom wall. As mental wellbeing is equally as important as physical wellbeing, the Recreation Therapy team helped Bill to create a poster of his favourite travel photos to ensure his room was full of happy memories.
Bill took it one step further and has actually reconfigured his Misericordia Place room to be more like on a cruise ship! For example, he’s moved his bed so he has more space to sit by his window.
He can’t say enough about the efficiency of cruise ships and he’d like to see updated furniture in residents’ rooms reflect both comfort and clever design for smaller spaces.
The Misericordia Place Refresh design team, which includes architects and interior designers, clearly are on the same wavelength as Bill: new stylish, yet functional, furniture is currently being reviewed.
Bill’s home is definitely where his heart is! He generously donates to Misericordia Health Centre Foundation campaigns, like Around the World, for the benefit of himself and all his fellow residents. You can join Bill and Henriette in refreshing Misericordia Place and improving the lives of residents today!
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