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 Around the World 2023 aims to entirely refresh and modernize our outdated 2000 Misericordia Place personal care home, where our incredible residents and MHC staff live, work and adventure in!
Simone Vanhelvert is Misericordia Place’s unofficial librarian and one of the library’s best patrons!
Asked about possible new books for the library, Simone wouldn’t mind some travel books. She’d especially like to read about Holland, where her husband’s extended Dutch family still lives. Simone has very fond memories about travelling to Holland.
“Everyone is so kind over there … and they make you eat so much!” she recalls with a laugh. “I’d say my tour of Amsterdam was a highlight.”
Simone and recreation therapist Faith enjoy frequently tidying the quiet first-floor library together.
They’re not on the same page about refreshing the library, though!
Faith is advocating for a new computer and printer for residents in the library, but Simone says not for her: “I don’t touch technology!”
You can help refresh Misericordia Place’s library to improve the lives of residents like Simone! For every dollar you donate, Canadian Tire will match it with two more, which triples your impact! Click here to give the gift of renewal today!