West Lake Terrace thankful for anonymous donations

This piano was recently donated to West Lake Terrace.

This piano was recently donated to West Lake Terrace.

Home has new a piano and will be building a new patio, thanks to donors’ generosity

West Lake Terrace has a new piano and the home is building a top-notch patio, thanks to two anonymous donations that has everyone feeling “very blessed” at the Prince Edward County long-term care home.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Butler says these two donations came from people who cherish their privacy, but because of their generosity, news of their gifts to West Lake Terrace needs to be known.

About $6,000 has been donated by two people to be put towards improving the home’s patio, which will be enjoyed by residents and staff members.

The project will include a new access door for the dining room and enclosing the patio area, which currently borders the driveway, with new fencing. There will also be raised flower beds, so residents can enjoy the plants.

The 47-bed home’s residents’ council came up with the idea for the project.

“The plan is to create a safe and secure environment for our residents outside, along with easier access,” Butler explains. “We want residents to be able to come and go as they please, and we will know that they’re in a safe spot.

“We’re really excited to get things on the move.”

When West Lake Terrace’s piano was on its last legs in late spring, the gentleman who tuned the instrument had a client looking to get rid of a piano. The home was put into contact with the person, who then donated the piano to West Lake Terrace.

If that wasn’t enough good news for West Lake Terrace, the moving company delivered the piano to the home for free.

Butler says the all-around support means a lot to residents and staff members.

“(This type of support) is huge; to know that people see the value in the projects we are putting forth is important for the residents,” Butler says. “This is another way that we feel a part of the community; it’s so important to know that we’re supported.”

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