Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Under the Sea – Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

Did you know that by 2031, it is projected that 1 in 5 people in the City of Ottawa will be over the age of 65? Even today the need for specialized care for elderly people with multiple ailments is needed. To meet this need, eight City Councillors have become west-end ACE Ambassadors to help raise the funds required for the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

The new ACE Unit will be an inpatient medical unit where comprehensive care of older patients, 65 years of age or older, is provided by a specialized inter-professional team of healthcare and social science professionals. The focus is not only on treating a patient’s medical illnesses but also on maintaining their independence, preventing the loss of physical abilities and dealing with mental health problems. The state-of-the-art design includes lounges for family visits, a central dining area, a collaborative patient area, family and staff discussions and education, a 34-bed senior friendly unit for specialized geriatric care, common areas to support patient mobility, accessibility assessment and more.

Join me for an evening of fun including a three course meal, live music, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by contacting my office at 613-580-2474 or emailing me at Marianne.Wilkinson@ottawa.ca. Sponsorship tables of 8 are available at $1,000 and a limited number of private booths seating 4 at $500.

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