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CEO Weekly Newsletter -January 29, 2024

AVENS CEO Newsletter for the week of January 29, 2024

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Thank you to all our donors

Rita McLean
JSL Mechanical Ltd.
Ruth Robertson
Maureen Hall
Kevin Ansdell
The Bahai Community of Yellowknife
Shelagh Montgomery
Joy Ann Detzier
Douglas McNiven
Tex Meidl
Germaine Arnaktauyok
Reddi Mart #713 Ltd.
Juanita and Sandra Walsh
Mountain Province Venture and Business Partners: Epiroc, Northways Consulting
In Memory of Sam Yurkiw
Patricia Rapley
Dale & Kerry Lynn Dumford
YK Minor Softball Association
Ray Bethke & Laura Seddon
Shirley Lloyd
Yellowknife Developments Ltd.
Ann Lynagh & Catherine Cudmore
Wayne Butler
Mickey Brown
Rick Maddeaux
Eileen Peters & James Hall
Bruce Valpy
June M. Van Dine
Patricia Lynn Stirling Rod & Tanis Stirling
Bob & Debbie Worsley
Andrew Langford & Bronwyn Watters
TJ. Consultants Ltd.
Robert McLeod
Gerard & Cathy Landry
J&S Contracting
Bruce Smith
Janice Laycock
M.S. Naidoo
Robert Bromley
Theresa Crane
In Memory of Betty Stevens
Judi Cozetto
Dave Ritche
Paul & Deborah Stipdonk
Adam Cassell
John Nahanni
Mahen & Shalene Manickum
The Estate of Herman Rompaine
In loving memory of Bernice & Noland Boss:
Margreta Baetz
David Gilday
Rosemary L. Huestis
Mercedes Tuerto
Mindy Willett
GNWT Public Works & Services Staff
Marlena Guzowski
Union of Northern Workers #01
Stephen Gwilliam
Kathie Mahler
Mackenzie Management Ltd.
Mark Asndells
Air Tindi
Debbie Delancey
Nexus Group
Pawan & Seema Chugh
Northern News Services Ltd.
Donna Brohart
Great Slave Graphic Signs & Staff
Laura Lapka
Krish & Prem Naidoo
Sutherland Drugs Ltd.
Anglo Celtic Exploration Ltd.
Mike & Len Haener: In honour of their 40th Wedding Anniversary
Mary Charles
Eric & Linda Bussey
Tasha Stephenson
Robin Greig
Margo Nightingale & Conrad Schubat
Nelson & Margaret Green
Bonnie Logsdon
Jordan Bryan
Robert & Sharon O'Rourke
Brenda Hans & Jamie Bastedo
Carol Norwegian
John Ansdell
John & Ann Webster
Jainliele Paquin
James & Caroline Larocque
The Eggenberger Family
Andrew J. Kotaska
Grant and Marlene Hinchey and Family
Chummy Plummer & Family (Plummer's Lodges)
Wendy Ondrack
Rathna Naidoo
Brad Heathe
Rob Corbeil
Acasta Heliflight
Zahra Sadki
Scott Cyr
Diane Mathisen

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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 Spring of 2024.

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