Community connection 

 
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The Covenant Family provides care across the whole spectrum of life to patients, residents and their families, and many communities throughout the entire province of Alberta. We play a vital role in service delivery and bring a depth of experience, insight and knowledge to help people stay healthy where they’re happiest – in their communities with friends and family at their side. The Seniors’ Community Hub is a new model of integrated health care developed through a pilot project funded by the Network of Excellence in Seniors Health and Wellness. This central hub of services supports seniors to maintain their health as they age and remain as independent as possible. It also connects seniors and their families with resources and services they need to stave of increasing frailty and to remain in their homes and community longer into the aging process.

Across the Covenant family, community boards work to connect the needs of their residents to the services Covenant Health provides. They are a critical link between Covenant Health and the patients, residents and families it serves. These boards advocate for their communities and help us to determine the future of Catholic health in key areas of need across the province. At the same time, our community boards retain a focus on the mission of the founding congregations while adhering to the vision and values of Covenant Health.


VOLUNTEERING WHERE YOU LIVE

Residents of all ages and abilities in continuing care facilities find ways to contribute as they share their knowledge, volunteer and advocate for their peers.

Read more on The Vital Beat.

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P.A.R.T.Y. PROGRAM CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT THE MISERICORDIA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Reaching over 40,000 students in its 25-year history, the PARTY program shares firsthand experiences from people who have learned the consequences of risk-taking behaviours, and what it’s like to be a trauma patient. Learn how the program is empowering youth to make smart choices.

Read more on The Vital Beat.

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SENIORS LEARN TO AGE WELL THROUGH NEW INTEGRATED CARE MODEL

The Seniors’ Community Hub, a new model of integrated health care for seniors launched in 2016, is helping seniors remain independent as long as possible.

Read more on The Vital Beat.

 
Community boards are a key part of Covenant Health's structure. These groups represent our Board of Directors in their communities, and ensure there is effective communication between the local communities and the provincial organization. We are grateful to the 92 Community Board members who represent Covenant Health in 12 communities across Alberta.
“The St. Mary’s Health Care Centre Community Board acts in an advisory capacity and is seen as a link between the facility and the community. We have developed strong partnerships within the community, which has provided the board with financial contributions through our fundraising projects. This has enabled us to support the equipment and program needs at St. Mary’s. Currently, the board is engaged in proposed redevelopment plans for the facility.”

—Pat Holowath, Board Chair