HERE TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OTTAWA’S LONG-TERM CARE HOMES
Founded in 2008 by Adam Nihmey, Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa (Eldercare) is dedicated to the continuous improvement of quality of life in Ottawa’s long-term care (LTC) facilities.
Adam was motivated to establish Eldercare after witnessing his grandparents’ experience in long-term care facilities. He noticed these homes were highly underfunded and as a result, residents and staff were faced with a number of issues, including lack of stimulating activity, isolation and sedentarism, and poor equipment in the homes. He felt compelled to make a difference.
Firmly rooted in the belief that each senior citizen in LTC deserves every opportunity to live a happy, healthy, comfortable life, no matter what their financial situation might be, Eldercare issues community grants that effect meaningful change.
The Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa is a registered Canadian charity (charitable number: 83447 7184 RR0001) and is governed by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Our volunteer Board of Directors provide strategic and financial oversight to our organization, and is represented by various professionals from industry, medicine and other sectors. The one thing they all share in common is the belief that residents in not-for-profit long-term care deserve the best quality of life possible.
Beginning as a donor-advised endowment fund under the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Eldercare now operates as a volunteer-run organization, as well as a self-sustainable charitable legal entity. The Community Foundation of Ottawa continues to manage our endowment fund.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 7 members, including Founder and Chairman, Adam Nihmey. The Board provides guidance, insight and recommendations on strategy and operations. Our current Board is represented by:
Oriana Trombetti (Chair), Retired Senior Executive and General Counsel – Department of Justice Canada
Daniel Saikaley, Financial Advisor – CIBC Wood Gundy
Adam C. Nihmey, CFA, CBV, Founder – Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa
Betty Hope-Gittens, Retired
Cathleen Cogan Bird – Chartwell Rideau Place
Scott Boassaly, Founder and Principal – Balance Investments
Past members include:
Denis Schryburt, Senior Communications Advisor – Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
Kaitlin van Gaal, Financial Services and Small Business Advisor – Meridian Credit Union
Dr. Philip Patel
Irene Martin, Founder – Retire-At-Home Services
Sheila Bauer – City of Ottawa
Tom Wileman, Retired Public Servant
Kay Stanley, Retired, Former Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, The Ottawa Hospital
Andrew Arnott, Vice President, Commerical Financial Services – Ottawa Specialized Markets, Royal Bank of Canada
Penny Collenette, Adjunct Professor – Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Ronald Clark, Campus President, Everest College
Marlynne Ferguson, Administrator – City of Ottawa
Brian Radburn, CA, Past Chair – CHEO
Dr. John Russell, Medical Director and attending physician at Carleton Lodge and Royal Ottawa Place
Lawrence Grant, Executive Director – The Glebe Centre
Donna Rubin, President and CEO, Ontario Association for Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors.