Providing Quality Care

At the Wales Home, it's all about providing a continuum of care for seniors, giving them a “homelike environment” accompanied by quality care and services delivered with compassion and integrity. As the Wales home is a not for profit organization, a very appreciated and generous donation was recently given in memory of Mrs. Ethel Dean. This donation was specifically made for the purchase of a new laser for our therapy department. This MedX laser and light therapy will allow increased circulation and will reduce acute or chronic pain as well as inflammation and swelling. It will strengthen and repair bone and soft tissue and increase mobility and muscle function for our residents who suffer from arthritis, strains and sprains, inflammatory… Continue reading

Wales Home News April 2011

By: Rebecca Taylor

April has come and gone, hard to believe that we are already this far into 2011. April was a great month at the Wales Home, it had some exciting feature events. I am happy to be able to share a summary of them with you. For a time, Easter decorations of bunnies, eggs and the like could be seen throughout the Home. For a complete listing of activities, please visit the website at Happy birthday to everyone who celebrated in April. Special birthday wishes to Aline Pierce who turned 100 on the 18th. A birthday party was held in the living room on the morning of the 18th in Aline’s honour. The monthly birthday party was… Continue reading

An Impressive Evolution

By: Alleda Nixon

Horace Wales came to Canada, and Richmond, from the United States.A number of young men came from the British Isles about the same time to make their fortune in the new world. They weren’t all successful; they often worked for “bed and baccy” (tobacco). As they grew old with no-one to take care of them they were lost. Mr. Wales left instructions in his will, to build a Home for elderly, protestant, men living in the Eastern Townships. In the early days they helped with the chores, kept a few hens and a garden to help pay for their living expenses.


Time passed. More space and more staff were needed. In 1940 the Norton family financed… Continue reading

A Message From Our Campaign Chairman

Nils Bodtker, Campaign Chairman of the Wales Home Foundation Nils Bodtker, Campaign Chairman of the Wales Home FoundationMost of Canada’s seniors move into what may sometimes be called an “Old Folks Homes” to live out their lives, hopefully in a happy and secure environment. Many are owned, operated and financially supported by the Government. The Wales Home, from it’s inception around 1920 has been a private “Old Folks Home”, receiving almost no government financing, while providing exceptional care and comfort to the residents here. To remain privately owned and operated, considerable financial support is needed from the community. The Wales Home Foundation was established to channel financial support from the citizens of the Community. All year, every year, fundraising and… Continue reading

The Wales Home Holds Its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

On Thursday, September 17th, 2009, The Wales Home Foundation held their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at The Longchamps Golf Couse in Sherbrooke. The tournament began with two long-time golfers and current residents of the Wales Home; George Lovett and Armand Rivard, teeing off on hole #1. 144 Participants enjoyed perfect weather, great golf, a fabulous steak supper, and an entertaining auction animated by David Crack – everyone had a great day. The honorary chairman; Bertrand Menard awarded prizes to the winners of the longest drive, closest to the pin, the winners of the tournament (with a score of -9) and the most honest. Participants also had a chance to win a Toyota Maxtrix (Richmond) and a Kubota utility-vehicle (Sherbrooke) for… Continue reading