Revera and the Senior Living CaRES Fund announce 2021 funding and welcome two new partners
MISSISSAUGA, March 22, 2021 – Revera, in partnership with other industry leaders, announced today that the Senior Living CaRES Fund (the CaRES Fund) is now accepting new applications. The Fund also welcomes two new partners, Southbridge Care Homes and OMNI Health Care, who will join the Fund’s founding partners, Chartwell, Revera, Extendicare and Sienna to recognize the dedication of senior living employees.
Across the country, senior living sector workers have led the effort to fight and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at long term care and retirement homes. The CaRES Fund, established in May 2020, recognizes that senior living sector workers are heroes, and provides one-time financial assistance of up to $10,000 to Canadian employees of senior living operators. The fund was established in recognition of the courage and dedication our frontline workers have displayed while caring for our most vulnerable.
“Our employees have exceeded all expectations, displaying humility and compassion in their care for our residents. Their everyday acts of heroism will be remembered and recognized for years to come. The CaRES Fund is a testament to their service,” says Thomas G. Wellner, CEO and President of Revera.
The fund will be accepting its first quarter of applications from March 22 to April 9, with future application periods in the coming months. To date, the CaRES Fund has awarded more than $2.3 million to 679 senior living workers across the country.
“Our frontline staff have been our guiding light through this pandemic,” says Hazel McCallion, Revera’s Chief Elder Officer. “It is their hard work and resilience that has allowed us to fight COVID-19 in our homes. It is incredible to see the industry join forces and continue to recognize their heroism.”
Revera and the CaRES founding partners also welcome two new partners, platinum sponsor, Southbridge Care Homes, and gold sponsor, OMNI Health Care. With their support, the CaRES Fund looks forward to recognizing the dedication of more senior living sector workers, who are working tirelessly to care for our seniors.
More information about the fund and the application process can be found at seniorlivingcares.ca.
An Initiative for the Future
The CaRES Fund intends to continue its legacy post-COVID-19 through the establishment of a foundation aimed at continuing to support employees in the senior living sector who are experiencing hardship. As the initiative grows in size, and future contributors, it will always be rooted in the history of COVID-19 so that Canadians will never forget the heroic contributions of senior living sector employees.
About the Senior Living CaRES Fund
The Senior Living CaRES Fund was launched as a two-million-dollar fund established by Chartwell Retirement Residences, Revera Inc., Extendicare and Sienna Senior Living. Open to all employees in the sector, and inspired by their dedication and commitment, the CaRES Fund provides financial assistance to those facing extraordinary circumstances, and will build a legacy for future investment to support urgent financial needs and employee education.
Revera is a leading Canadian-owned and headquartered, owner, investor, developer and operator in the senior living sector. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom serving more than 55,000 seniors. The company offers seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long term care. With approximately 50,000 employees dedicated to providing exceptional care and service, Revera is helping seniors live life to the fullest. Through Age is More, Revera is committed to challenging ageism, the company’s social cause of choice. Find out more at ReveraLiving.com, Facebook.com/ReveraInc.
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Larry Roberts, Director, Communications