The Sienna for Seniors Foundation’s inaugural $250,000 gift will support seniors’ mental health at Scarborough Health Network

The donation in honour of SHN’s President and CEO and the hospital’s Senior Leadership Team will help treat older adults with mental health challenges

SCARBOROUGH (May 13, 2021) – A generous donation of $250,000 has been made to Scarborough Health Network (SHN) by the Sienna for Seniors Foundation in support of seniors’ mental health in Scarborough. To mark the launch of the Sienna for Seniors Foundation, a new philanthropic initiative by Sienna Senior Living, this inaugural gift will support accessible and barrier-free seniors’ mental health care in the new Community Mental Health Hub.

This incredible gift was made in honour of SHN’s President and CEO Elizabeth Buller and the hospital’s entire Senior Leadership Team. SHN has proudly supported Sienna Senior Living over the past year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, providing staffing, care and expertise to support our Scarborough seniors and long-term care homes.

“It is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that I accept this generous gift from Sienna Senior Living, on behalf of everyone at Scarborough Health Network,” said Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO, SHN. “Sienna Senior Living and Altamont Care Community are wonderful partners and friends of SHN. Their mission ‘to help you live fully, every day,’ complements our own mission of ‘improving lives through exceptional care.’ With this sentiment, I am so pleased to say that this wonderful contribution will go towards supporting world-class mental health care for our seniors, right here in Scarborough. We thank you for supporting and investing in the health and wellness of our shared community.”

The donation will support the creation of SHN’s new Community Mental Health Hub, which will combine all of SHN’s adult outpatient mental health services into one safe and accessible site in a centralized location in Scarborough. The health network’s new purpose-designed Hub will serve young adults from ages 18 to 24, adults and seniors, and will offer programs and resources to manage and treat mental health challenges.

“In everything we do, we are guided by our belief that it is both a tremendous privilege and a tremendous responsibility to serve Canada’s seniors,” said Nitin Jain, President and CEO of Sienna Senior Living. “Through our work, we see countless fellow organizations who provide amazing programs and services in support of elder Canadians, and the Scarborough Health Network has been a special partner in that regard, particularly over the past year.”

“During an unprecedented year, we are incredibly grateful for the support of Sienna Senior Living,” says Alicia Vandermeer, President & CEO of SHN Foundation. “It shows the true nature of our Scarborough community – helping your neighbour and supporting your community never goes unnoticed. We cannot thank the Sienna for Seniors Foundation enough for their generosity, support and commitment to building a brighter, healthier future for all of Scarborough.”

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