Clara’s Corner opened during 50th anniversary celebrations at Glen Haven Manor

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NEW GLASGOW — Glen Haven Manor officially opened and named Clara’s Corner, a new gathering spot for residents and residents’ families and visitors, with a ribbon cutting ceremony during its 50th anniversary celebrations held Sunday.

Clara’s Corner is named after Clara Teed, ambassador for Glen Haven Manor’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. She was a personal care worker at Glen Haven when the long-term care facility opened its doors five decades ago and has been a resident for many years. She and her sister, the late Elizabeth Jackson, RN, worked at Glen Haven together and she also had several family members who have been residents of Glen Haven. Teed contributed 20 years to Glen Haven in her role in personal care and it is from Glen Haven where she retired.

CEO Lisa Smith says that Teed, who is 96, is as elegant and gracious as ever. “Clara has an inner dignity and grace that made her the perfect ambassador for our golden anniversary milestone. We are very pleased to have this new area bear her name and to offer a lovely new area for our residents and their families and visitors. She is a wonderful representative of both our residents and staff and has been a part of Glen Haven Manor for five decades.”

Clara’s Corner has comfortable living room style furniture that make it a perfect spot for small groups to gather and enjoy conversations and visits. Central to the area’s décor is a sign designating it as Clara’s Corner, which is a replica of an acrylic art piece created by artist Kim Miller, who is also a CCA lead at Glen Haven.

Prior to the ribbon cutting, the original painting was presented to Teed by the CEO and the artist along with Anniversary honorary chair Henderson Paris to recognize her long standing relationship with Glen Haven and as a token of appreciation for her role as ambassador.

From the left: Henderson Paris, Glen Haven Manor’s anniversary honorary chairman, with CEO Lisa Smith, Clara Teed, former Glen Haven personal care worker and currently a resident, and John Guthro, board chair, cut a ribbon to open “Clara’s Corner” during the 50th anniversary (1969-2019) celebrations of Glen Haven Manor on Sunday. (Livingstone photo)