NEW GLASGOW — The 50th anniversary celebrations for Glen Haven Manor are set for Oct. 27 — 50 years to the day from when the long-term care facility opened its doors.
“We are excited to invite our community to join us for the 50th anniversary celebrations,” says CEO Lisa M. Smith. “Glen Haven plays an important role in our community as a premiere continuing care provider and major employer. It has provided care for the citizens of Pictou County and across Nova Scotia for five decades and is one of a select few facilities in the province to go through the Accreditation Canada process. We owe our residents a great deal … They inspire and teach us each and every day.”
Official ceremonies will begin at 4 p.m. at the manor. There will be an anniversary cake cutting and ribbon cutting of a new gathering area called Clara’s Corner after resident Clara Teed, ambassador of the anniversary celebrations and a former staff member. Teed, with Glen Haven Board Chair and New Glasgow Deputy Mayor John Guthro, 50th Anniversary Honorary Chair Henderson Paris and CEO Smith will perform the ceremonies. Internationally award-winning New Glasgow Town Crier Jim Stewart will give an official cry in honour of the milestone. Residents, residents’ families and guests will be treated to live entertainment in all resident care areas throughout the afternoon by local performers such as Jon Raven, Jason Bruschett, Heather Cameron Leeder and Pat and Kendall Spaulding. There will be special refreshments and delicacies served throughout the celebrations and guests will also be able to enjoy a look back at 1969.
“The 50th anniversary is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the residents and staff of Glen Haven along with its significant place in the history of this region and province,” adds Smith. Members of the community are invited to drop in 4-6 p.m. to enjoy the festivities.