Eatonia Oasis Living Update:
As many of you are aware, Eatonia Oasis Living was facing critical times in early January. The occupancy rate of the care home was low and had been for quite some time. We simply did not have the finances to continue. Many scenarios were hashed over, and many tears were shed, but to no avail. The very difficult decision was made to cease operation of Eatonia Oasis Living. Meetings were planned to inform the staff and the residents along with their supporters. A public meeting was going to be held after this.
However, we got news from the R.M. of Chesterfield that the councilors voted to save our care home. They informed us that they would cover our short fall each month for at least a year with hopes that we would come up with solutions to fill our beds. We are so thankful to each and every one of you!
We have always received such tremendous support from our community and beyond; the feedback we got when the good news was shared was overwhelming.
We also received a contribution to our Resident Support Program from the Eatonia Lions Club. Their donation will help one resident stay at Eatonia Oasis Living for one year. Our hopes are that this pilot project will continue indefinitely with the help of donations such as this. This pilot project was initiated with a donation from the RM of Chesterfield. The mission of this pilot project is to help make Eatonia Oasis Living a viable option for everyone.
Contributors to this program include:
- Dennis & Marilyn Hyland
- Jerome Nunweiler
- Don & Gail Guidinger
- Herb & Joyce Frank
- Eatonia Lions Club
- M. of Newcombe
If you would like more information about this program or would like to donate towards it, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are exploring fundraising ideas as well, to help us through the times when the residency is low. We were offered the Fruit Drive Fundraiser by the Eaton Band Parents Association, which we graciously accepted. We thank the association for thinking of us and everyone who supported the fundraiser. If anyone has any other fundraiser ideas, we would love to hear them.
Again, we would like to offer our heartfelt thank you to everyone for giving us your support in the past, present and to those who will continue supporting us in the future.
The Eatonia Oasis Living Board of Directors.