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.
Resident and Family Christmas Social
The Christmas season is upon us! Please come and celebrate with us at our Resident and Family Social. Residents and their loved ones will have an opportunity to enjoy appetizers and refreshments, with entertainment by ‘Jay & Shannon’.
Date: Friday, Dec. 11th
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Place: Neely Auditorium
For details and RSVP information, please see our Christmas Social Flyer.
Markhaven’s Christmas Day Lunch for Residents and Family
Season’s Greetings! Plans are underway for our annual Christmas Day Lunch. Once again, our fabulous dietary department will be preparing a traditional Christmas feast with all the trimmings. Yum! For details please see our Dining Page.
Solar Panels at Markhaven
We are excited to announce that in September, Markhaven will have Solar Panels installed on our roof top. The panels will produce clean power to offset the electricity consumed in day-to-day operations. Updates on installation timeframes and any disruptions to the facility will be posted on our website and in the front lobby. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during the installation phase.
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!
Women’s Committee of Markham Spring Fling 2015 – Thank You!
The Women’s Committee of Markham has done it again! Their annual Gardening on the Green Luncheon was held on May 13, 2015 and was a smashing success. Attendees enjoyed a Lunch and Learn afternoon with Sean James at Sleepy Hollow Country Club; it was entertaining and great fun for everyone. All proceeds generously donated to Markhaven will be used to improve the garden areas of our Home. The Women’s Committee has kindly raised and donated funds to Markhaven for many years, through their Spring Flings (Gardening on the Green events) and Fall Flings (Fashion Show Luncheons). We thank the Women’s Committee for their continued support and we recognize how lucky we are to be the recipients of their generosity. Most importantly, we appreciate the difference they make to the daily lives of our residents. Markhaven would also like to thank the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who assist the Women’s Committee with their events. The community spirit and generosity shown by these groups is not only heartwarming but through the Women’s Committee, directly enhances the quality of life of our residents. Thank you Women’s Committee of Markham!
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!
National Volunteer Week April 12 – 18 Thank You to our Volunteers!
Markhaven would like to say THANK YOU to our volunteers for their enormous contribution to our Home. Over the past year, we have had many dedicated volunteers come in on a regular basis and donate their time and skills to our residents. Our volunteers come in during the week, on the weekends and in the evenings, many returning year after year, all of whom are incredibly special to residents and staff alike. Some of our volunteers work directly with our residents, such as in chaplaincy, 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. Other volunteers assist in areas such as reception, environmental services or special events such as our yearly Gala for Giving fundraiser. Their assistance is also vital to the daily running of our Home and to ultimately 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 grateful to them for making a positive, significant impact on the daily lives of our residents.
OLTCA Volunteer Award
Congratulations to a William Zou, this year’s recipient of the Ontario Long Term Care Association Volunteer Award for his outstanding service to Markhaven.
William has been helping us out for several years now in areas of our Home such as environmental services and reception. In addition to helping out on his own, William has organized and brought in the Octagon Club from his school to assist our environmental team with keeping our Home sparkling clean. The Octagon Club was kind enough to come in in both 2014 and 2015.
We wish William a hearty congratulations and send our heartfelt thanks!