Thursday November 23, 2023 the FVASELB1788 will be hosting its 9th AGM at the Fort Vermilion Seniors' Centre. Please join us to show continuous support to establish the Fort Vermilion and Area Seniors' and Elders' Lodge. We start with Coffee & Donuts at 7:00 pm and begin the Annual General Meeting at 7:30 pm.
The Board once again had the privilege to coordinate and sell ice cream to 100's of community folks during the 2023 Fort Vermilion AG Fair during the weekend of August 12th. We thank those who stopped by for a cold treat with all donations going towards the dire need of a Seniors and Elders supportive living facility in Fort Vermilion for the Region's most vulnerable. We also deeply thank those who volunteered serving the ice cream as we couldn't do it without you! We continue to ask for your support and advocacy by connecting with one or two people in…
In 2023, the Board collaborated with a research company to complete a Northern Alberta Supportive Living Needs Assessment, revealing a growing gap between available healthcare services and supportive living beds in the region. Even with the construction of the High Level facility, the situation in the north has reached a critical point. The Needs Assessment findings were shared with dedicated supporters during a community supper on July 17, 2023. To address this urgency, the Board is asking Mackenzie Region residents and all levels of government to actively advocate and partner on a facility in Fort Vermilion to provide essential care to seniors…
Monday July 17, 2023 the FVASELB1788 will be hosting an Information Update Meeting at the Fort Vermilion Community Complex. Please join us to learn latest development in our efforts to establish the Fort Vermilion and Area Seniors' and Elders' Lodge. Please join us in person at the Fort Vermilion Community Complex starting with a Beef On A Bun Supper at 6:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm) and the information session will start at 7:30pm.
Thursday November 15, 2022 the FVASELB1788 will be hosting its 8th AGM at the Fort Vermilion Seniors' Centre. Please join us to show continuous support to establish the Fort Vermilion and Area Seniors' and Elders' Lodge. You can join us in person at the Seniors' Centre or online via Zoom. (See poster for details)
In April of 2016 folks from the Mackenzie Region elected the first directors of the Lodge Board. The newly formed Board was provided a mandate to pursue the initial planning stages of the vision of creating a designated supportive living seniors centre in Fort Vermilion. Over the past six years your Lodge Board has done just that through building relationships with various government officials, sector professionals, first nation communities, Metis, local health officials, the region's housing board and municipalities. One of our key relationships rests with the Rural Development Network of whom the Board hired to complete a feasibility study with a Northern Metrics component.…
After a two year hiatus due to provincial health restrictions, the Lodge Board hosted an Ice Cream stand at the 2022 Mackenzie County Ag Fair in Fort Vermilion. It was a hot and rewarding few days as we served several hundred people making all aware that the pursuit of a designated supportive living seniors lodge is far from over. The Board would like to extend its deepest thanks to the 18 people who volunteered in various roles to make the weekend a huge success.
Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances the AGM is postponed until Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 Thursday November 18, 2020 the FVASELB1788 will be hosting its 7th AGM at the Fort Vermilion Seniors' Centre. Please join us to show continuous support to establish the Fort Vermilion and Area Seniors' and Elders' Lodge. You can join us in person at the Seniors' Centre or online via Zoom. (See poster for details)
On Friday July 23 members of the board helped out the Fort Vermilion Seniors Club with their 2021 Annual BBQ for their members. A great time was had by all.
Tuesday November 24, 2020 the FVASELB1788 hosted its 6th AGM at the Fort Vermilion Community Complex. About 70 community members came for the meeting enjoying some goodies. The Board would like to again expressed it's gratitude to those who make evenings like this possible through their serving hands as we all unite under the vision of caring for our most vulnerable .