Markhaven Home for Seniors
Markhaven is a publicly funded and inspected Long Term Care nursing home in Markham, recognized for the high quality of care and loving environment it provides to seniors in our community. Our 96-bed long term care facility has been serving Markham and the surrounding area for more than 50 years; from our simple beginnings in a small home on Markham Main Street to our new senior housing facility at 54 Parkway Ave, we have come along way with the help of our community, volunteers and the dedication of our staff. As is stated in our Mission Statement, we strive to provide excellent service for residents of every culture in a supportive, caring Christian environment, and to maintain a high level of dignity and individuality. With your continued support we plan to be here for you and your families for many years to come. Please refer to Resident Applications for information about admission.
We are very proud and grateful to announce that the Blue Energy Committee at the Hilton Toronto Markham Suites partnered with Markhaven this month to upgrade and improve our gardens and spend a lovely day in the sun with our residents!
As part of the fabulous work the Hilton does for the community, the Blue Energy team came over to Markhaven on a bright sunny day, fully prepared and ready to work. They brought many flats of beautiful flowers, gardening tools and a lot of good cheer. The day was spent weeding, hoeing, arranging and planting, and visiting and chatting with our residents. Our colour theme was red and white and the end result was a gorgeous, eye-pleasing, relaxing garden area for our residents to enjoy over the coming months. Pictures of the event can be viewed here.
All of us at Markhaven would like to thank the Hilton for their thoughtfulness and support, their hard work and for making such a difference for our residents and the community. Thank you for a wonderful day!
Solar Panels at Markhaven
We are excited to announce that Markhaven has installed Solar Panels on our roof top. The panels will produce clean power to offset the electricity consumed in day-to-day operations. We would like to thank our residents and visitors for their patience and understanding during the installation phase.
National Volunteer Week April 10 – 16
Thank You to our Volunteers!
Markhaven would like to say THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers for the generous gift of their time and the work they do on behalf of our residents.
Over the past year, we have had many dedicated volunteers come in on a regular basis to donate their time and skills to our residents. Our volunteers come in during the week, on weekends and in the evenings, many returning year after year and all of whom are incredibly special to residents and staff alike. Some of our volunteers spend time directly with our residents such as in program services or pet therapy. They sincerely enjoy their visits, bringing smiles to our residents’ faces and helping to make each day as enjoyable as possible. Our chaplaincy volunteers provide vital church services and support to our residents and families throughout the week. Other volunteers assist in areas such as reception, office administration, environmental services and special events. Their assistance is also vital to the daily running of our Home and ultimately to providing the best care possible for our residents.
So THANK YOU to our volunteers! They are an integral part of Markhaven and we are so gratelful to them for making a positive, significant impact on the daily lives of our residents.
Women’s Committee of Markham Fall Fling 2015 – Thank You!
Congratulations to the Women’s Committee of Markham on a successful, sold-out Luncheon & Fashion Show 2015!
The event took place at Crystal Fountain on Oct. 21st. Over 500 attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch and spectacular Fashion Show, with fashions by Eleven Joseph, Jillian’s, and Elina Ten. There were various boutiques set up for some fun and interesting shopping, as well as a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. It was an exciting and entertaining afternoon!
The proceeds from this event are kindly being donated to Markhaven, Union Villa, and Participation House, Markham. The Women’s Committee of Markham generously continues to support our Home, as they have been doing for many years. Their hard work and generosity enable us to make significant improvements in many areas of our Home and directly improve the quality of life for our residents. We thank the Women’s Committee from the bottom of our hearts!
Gala for Giving 2015 – Thank You!
The Gala for Giving took place on April 23, 2015 and was a huge success! It was a fun, entertaining evening, bringing the whole community together for various causes. This was the Gala’s 3rd year and 12 organizations took part. Markhaven would like to thank Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong and Councillor Karen Rae along with their staff and co-workers at the City of Markham for their dedication and hard work in raising funds and putting this event together. Markhaven was successful in raising funds that will be put towards providing the best care possible for our residents and for building improvements. We would like to thank all those who supported Markhaven through sponsorships, ticket purchases and donations. We appreciate your generosity and send you our heartfelt thanks!
OLTCA Volunteer Award
Congratulations to Chris Silvestri, this year’s recipient of the Ontario Long Term Care Association Volunteer Award, for his outstanding service to Markhaven.
Chris has been coming in on Saturdays for several years now to spend the mornings with our residents. Chris helps out with Activities and visits and chats with the residents. He is thoughtful and attentive and is willing to take on any task. He is very reliable and our staff (and residents!) have come to depend on his assistance and cheery disposition every weekend.
We wish Chris a hearty congratulations and send our heartfelt thanks!