Glen Hill Gardens Update!
We are delighted to announce that the Glen Hill Gardens project is one step closer to making this vision a reality. The project has received site plan approval and a building permit from the Municipality of Clarington as well as construction approval from the Ministry of Long Term Care.
We are excited to have selected JJ McGuire as the general contractor for the construction of our new home. The new Glen Hill Gardens home is scheduled to have construction completed in September of 2025.
In celebration of this achievement, we invite you to save the date for the Glen Hill Gardens Gala, which will be held at the Newcastle Community Hall on October 19th, 2023. Tickets will be available for purchase soon and we look forward to your presence at this special event.
We are so grateful for the blessings that have made this project possible and are truly thankful for the support and dedication of our team, partners and community in bringing this long-term care home to the construction phase.
We look forward to sharing more updates with you as the construction progresses.
Glen Hill Terrace and Glen Hill Strathaven
Our homes will comply with all Minister Directives, guidance documents and Public Health recommendations, related to visiting, in order to support the Infection Prevention And Control (IPAC) response in the homes and the community.
Visiting may be restricted, or the type of visitors allowed into the homes may change, at any given time, in accordance with the most current directives.
During outbreak situations, there may be restrictions to the homes at the discretion and call of Public Health.
Effective Friday, March 31, 2023, the following apply to our operations at Glen Hill Terrace, Glen Hill Strathaven, Providence Place, and Tekoa Manor. These updates are possible as a result of high vaccine uptake and the availability of effective antivirals that reduce the risk of severe outcomes:
Indoor masking remains in place for staff. Residents, visitors, students, contractors and volunteers will be highly encouraged to continue to wear masks.
Daily active screening (sign-off of symptoms) for staff and visitors is no longer required.
Biweekly rapid antigen tests (RAT) for staff are no longer required.
Record keeping of daily active screening and RAT is no longer required. Binders from reception and both entrances can be removed.
Staff must continue to screen passively; if symptoms are present, active screening and RAT is required.
Social and physical activities no longer require physical distancing measures.
Visitors, students, contractors and volunteers may attend in our buildings and programs regardless of vaccination status.
To enrich the lives of our residents through individualized care and activities, programs and faith-based services that encourage participation and promote a sense of well-being.
Zest for Life
Our residents enjoy being involved in a variety of on-going activities, special events, programs and fundraisers.
Social interaction and involvement helps to provide a continued zest for life.
Our goal at Durham Christian Homes is to ensure that residents feel at home by creating a genuine sense of community.