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CEO Weekly Newsletter - May 21, 2024

AVENS CEO newsletter for the week of May 21, 2024.

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Thank you to all our donors

Trina Rose
Mark White
John & Wendy Ondrack
Peter & Francis Riggs
Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd.
Nancy Cymbalisty
Donald Cooper
Gary & Beverly Black
Leanne Zackowski
Northbest Distributors Ole Packers
Fran Ramsden
L&L Management Services Ltd.
Ron & Lesley Alan
Yellowknife Motors
Cheryl Principe
Paul Bros NEXTreme Inc.
TJ. Consultants Ltd.
Diane Baldwin & Walt Humphries
Stephen Gwilliam
Hak’s Autobody Ltd.
Kate Drexler
Douglas Pon
Margaret Anne Woodside
DeBeers Group of Companies
Daron Letts
Rachel Makohoniuk
Duncan Hamre
Slade's Fire Protection
Diane Mathisen
Ann Hall
Dixie-Lee Bezaire
Chris Puglia
Adam Cassell
Nelson & Margaret Green
Kathy Bentley
Mike & Len Haener: In honour of their 40th Wedding Anniversary
Linda Geffery
John Ansdell
Hay River Liquor Retailers Ltd.
The Eggenberger Family
Kevin Ansdell
John Colford
Stephen Dunbar
Barbara O’Neil
David Gilday
Charles & Margaret Twissell;
Rosemary L. Huestis
Ester Braden
Gerald Phillips
The Estate of Herman Rompaine
David Connelly
Dianne Armstrong
Theresa Reid
Shelagh Montgomery
Margo Nightingale & Conrad Schubat
Lorna Villebrun
Tanner Dolynny
Patricia Lynn Stirling Rod & Tanis Stirling
Norland Insurance Agency Ltd.
Hash Manickum & Cory Sibbald
Amy Curran
Brad Heathe
Adam Dental Clinic
Management Employees:
GAP Electric Ltd
Weaver & Devore Trading Ltd.
Blair Turner
Yellowknife Direct Charge Cooperative
Sistas of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London, Ontario
Acasta Heliflight
John L Lee
Diane Patry
Robert & Marianne Bromley
Susan McDermott
Rachel and Jeremy
Linda Bussey
Estrellita Sumcad
Linda Bussey
in memory of Reg & Madge Forman
Paul Bros NEXTreme Inc.
Bruce & Kay Lewis
MW.(Peggy) Mersereau
Helen M. Hoeve
Judith Snyderman
Union of Northern Workers
Hilya Hall
Pat Moore
Aureline Hache
GNWT Public Works & Services Staff
Trina Rose
Tibbit To Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture
Paul & Brenda Gard
Gregory DM. Stirling
JSL Mechanical Ltd.
Terry & Jacqueline Hall
In Memory of Ponchit Santos
Nancy Fraser
Alan Woytuik
David Gilday

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Wildfire Evacuation Executive Summary and Recommendations

AVENS has compiled a detailed report summarizing the challenges and lessons from the 2023 evacuation to facilitate learning for AVENS and other agencies. Key recommendations are presented openly below.

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About Us

AVENS – A Community for Seniors

AVENS – A Community for Seniors (previously YACCS) was incorporated under the Societies Act in April of 1983 by a group of citizens to lobby the Government and establish programs and services for seniors.

Long Term Care

AVEN Manor is a 29 bed long term care facility that provides programs and services for NWT seniors.

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Dementia Care

AVEN Cottages are specifically designed to care for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

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Seniors Housing

AVENS is proud to offer independent housing to seniors with 32 housing units on campus.

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Join Our Team

Avens delivers quality services in a safe and respectful manner to support residential living choices for seniors.

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AVENS Pavilion Project – COMING SOON 2024  

AVENS team is working hard to provide 102 safe and affordable housing units for seniors. It will include 92 (1 bedroom) and 10 (2 bedroom) units and introduce a new way of independent living for seniors that will allow them to age with dignity for longer in their homes.

At this time, construction is well underway, and our hope is to commence intakes in the Fall of 2024.

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