… that through St. John’s Ambulance, three dogs accompanied by their masters, visit on the units and offer zootherapy to the residents? This therapy is used to complement traditional therapy, such as medication and other treatments. Zootherapy can, for example:
- Improve the quality of life
- Reduce stress and anxiety stemming from a difficult situation
- Lift up spirits
- Help a patient open toward others.
All these factors help with healing.
… that the Auxiliary contributes funding annually to each unit to help pay for costs associated with Christmas events? It also contributes some monies to the chapel to purchase poinsettias to decorate during the Holiday Season.
… that Actionmarguerite St. Boniface has partnered with Wellington College to allow its students in massage therapy to provide internships with us? These students offer their services on Thursday afternoons from February to May.
… that Actionmarguerite St. Vital is partnered with the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts (MCMA), allowing for bringing classical music to residents of l’Unité Marguerite who are unable to leave the unit to take part in this musical event offered in the Solariuim. This event is held monthly.