65-Hour Fundraiser to Transform the Multipurpose Room for Dementia Patients at St. Peter’s Hospital

An older man and women tend to a tomato plant

We have partnered with Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada and Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton for their GIVE65 initiative to raise funds for St. Peter’s Hospital. This year’s goal is to transform the Behavioural Health Unit’s multipurpose room at St. Peter’s Hospital to help patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia feel like they are in an outdoor patio surrounded by a garden.

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GIVE65 is a 65-hour crowd-funding platform to fundraise for seniors’ programs between July 15 and 17. Donations can be made at give65.ca/SPH. All donations made prior to July 15 will be accepted and counted toward the campaign.

Proceeds will help purchase new furniture for the multipurpose room. Removable flower wall decals will also be installed, enabling patients to practice gardening skills and participate in horticulture therapy. As many patients on the unit with dementia used to love gardening, the renovation will spark memories of their past and create new, meaningful moments.

The goal of the 63-bed inpatient Behavioural Health Unit is to transition patients with conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia into community settings after a 60-day stay. The renovations to the multipurpose room will also enhance socialization among patients and caregivers, which helps to ease patients back into community programs.

Up to $5,000 raised between July 15 at 8 a.m. and July 17 at 1 a.m. may be eligible to be matched by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Additional grants may be awarded based on the total amount raised and the number of donors to the campaign.