Alzheimer Society moves to Providence Village community hub

The new blue doorframes highlight the hallway where the Alzheimer Society Kingston now resides at Providence Village Inc. Photo via the Alzheimer Society Kingston.

The Alzheimer Society Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Alzheimer Society Kingston) has relocated to the innovative Providence Village Inc. (PVI), marking a “momentous milestone in the organization’s journey of service and care,” according to the organization.

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, the local Alzheimer Society began offering its operations and services out of its new office space located at 1200 Princess Street (the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent De Paul Motherhouse) within the PVI community, according to a media release dated Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.

According to the Alzheimer Society Kingston, the organization is honoured to be the first organization to establish a presence within the newly established Providence Village. With its roots firmly planted in delivering essential support to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the Society’s move to Providence Village is “a testament to its commitment to enhancing the lives of the vulnerable in the Kingston community,” according to the release.

Heathfield, the Motherhouse for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. Image via Providence.ca.

“We had outgrown our previous office space when the announcement came in 2017 that the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul were going to establish a community hub to serve our vulnerable population – we knew instantly that we had to be part of their community,” said Vicki Poffley, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA). “Moving into Providence Village has allowed us to expand our operations and increase our services. We couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of such a legacy in our community.”

“We’re thrilled to embark on this new chapter, as the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington moves to Providence Village—a vibrant location that offers boundless opportunities,” added Chris Mackey, Chair of the Board of Directors for Alzheimer Society of KFLA. “The features of the new location create a space that is not only bright and cheerful, but also fosters an environment of inspiration and tranquility, perfectly suited for the compassionate work we do. With ample space for our programs and services, serene walking paths through the beautiful grounds, and the chance to collaborate closely with fellow not-for-profit tenants, our vision for impact takes on an exciting new dimension. We can’t wait to continue our vital mission in this enriched setting at Providence Village.”

Laurie French, President and CEO of Providence Village Inc. said that they feel honoured that the local Alzheimer Society chose to join the Providence Village community.

“Their unwavering dedication to enhancing the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia perfectly aligns with our mission of fostering hope and wellbeing within our community. Their presence at PVI will contribute to the Sisters’ vision of creating a community hub of services to make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable populations in Kingston. I am particularly grateful for them taking the leap as we enter a busy phase of construction in the Village,” French stated.

The Alzheimer Society Kingston said it looks forward to extending a warm welcome to the community within its rejuvenated setting at Providence Village. As the organization embarks on this transformative journey, it remains dedicated to its vital role in supporting and empowering individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to the release.

Recent news around the Providence Village development includes the groundbreaking for Hospice Kingston, which will be housed in the Village, as well as the announcement that Bhavna Varma, outgoing CEO of the United Way KFLA, has been appointed the Board of Directors for Providence Village Inc.

More information on the overall Providence Village project can be found on the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul’s dedicated Providence Village website.

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