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CEO Weekly Newsletter -April 8, 2024

AVENS CEO Newsletter for the week of April 8, 2024

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Thank you to all our donors

Karin Bucher
Tex Meidl
Pat Slighte
Management Employees:
Caroline Wawzonek
Yellowknife Association of
Wade Makaro
J&S Contracting
Cynthia Brown
John Colford
Nancy Hayward
Robert Carr
Glen Abernathy
Stephen Dunbar
Hazel Wind
David Desorcy
Rosemary L. Huestis
Roy & Ellen Weber
Angela Stone
In Memory of Betty Stevens
David Gilday
Marc Lecorre
Hilya Hall
Deborah Delancy
In Memory of Edward Marcino
Andrea Pellerin
Tasha Stephenson
Sandra Taylor
Canuck Concrete
Paul Bros NEXTreme Inc.
Leanne Zackowski
Robert Bromley
Laura Lapka
Kingland Ford Yellowknife Ltd.
Fran Ramsden
Trina Rose
Air Tindi
Friendly Friday Ladies Group
Lydia Montana
David Connelly
Linda Balsillie
YK Minor Softball Association
Rick & Shannon Taggart
Michael Costache
Barbara Bromley
Judith Snyderman
Diane Patry
Sutherland Drugs Ltd.
Claudia Kelly
John Nahanni
in memory of Patricia Mracek
Violca Memedi
Juanita and Sandra Walsh
Vivian Squires
Dan Karau
Dave Ritche
Rick Maddeaux
The City of Yellowknife:
In Memory of Art Dodman
Theresa Hansen
Mahen & Shalene Manickum
Elizabeth Jonquil Covello
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Jeff Renaud
Diane Baldwin & Walt Humphries
Audrey Henderson
Debbie Delancey
Dale & Kerry Lynn Dumford
Stephen Gwilliam
Joe & Margot Audet
Hana Hebik
Art Hiltz
Catherine Lovell
Greg Robertson
Robert Stephen & Rassi Nashalik
Catherine Harper
NWT Disabilities Council
Donnie & Joan Robinson & Family
Shanta Ansdell
In Memory of Myra Dickson
C. Berkeley & Jill Adams
Petra Ehrke
Ed Traverse
In Memory of Marie Isbister
Eva Henderson
Joan Krutko
Mike Adam
Mike Murphy
Donald MacDougall
Overlander Sports Ltd.
Richard Barnes
David Ramsay
Oceane Coulaudoux
Mercedes Tuerto
YACCS/YK Seniors Ticket Raffle
Johnnie & Mary Rocher & Family
Greg Debogorski
Mary O'Brien
Marlene Nilson

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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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