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Seniors in our community need your support!

Let’s face it. The population in the Parkland region is aging!

  • The population of seniors in Alberta will increase from 550,000 to 950,000 by 2031.
  • Seniors could represent between 23% and 25% of the total population in 2036.
  • By 2031, it is estimated that more than 24,000 seniors will live in the Parkland region. This compares with an estimated 12,000 seniors living in this region today!

At the same time, there is a growing desire amongst seniors to “age in place;” that is, to stay in their own homes and communities for as long as possible and rely less on institutional care.

Access to appropriate, community-based housing and support services for seniors is only now being recognized as an important societal priority.

Meridian Foundation is building choices and enriching lives!

Every contribution, however large or small, helps a senior in your community.

FUND DESIGNATIONS
You can choose to designate your contribution to one of our three important funds.

Capital Projects Fund

It is estimated that 1/3 of Albertans in core housing need are seniors.

As part of its strategic plan, Meridian Foundation has set ambitious goals to build more appropriate housing facilities for local seniors. We are working hard to reduce our current wait lists of seniors needing access to housing in the Parkland region.

Your contribution will be put to work immediately towards capital building projects including:

Folkstone Affordable Housing Apartment – slated for completion in late 2020, this project will provide low to moderate income seniors with affordable housing options. The four-story facility, located in Stony Plain, will provide 63 units – a mix of one and two bedroom.

Construction of a lodge in The City of Spruce Grove also forms part of the business plan: as well as other much-needed projects.

Memorial Fund

An estimated 30% of Canadian seniors are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

Contributions to the Memorial Fund are directed to enhancing and supporting the lives of seniors living in our facilities. You can help enrich the lives of local seniors through your generous donation.

Resident Comfort Fund

This special Resident Comfort Fund was established to fund programming to promote active living and to improve the quality of life for residents including:

  • Exercise programs
  • Entertainment
  • Life enrichment activities
  • Craft programs
  • Outings

WAYS TO DONATE

Donate Online

Use our secure online form to start helping local seniors right now.


Monthly Giving

Recurring donations are the best way to provide steady support. Use our secure online form to become a monthly donor, and you will help to ensure we have the resources to provide seniors with appropriate housing options, programs to help seniors stay active and engaged, and services to keep our seniors healthy and safe.


Mail Your Donation

All cheques should be made payable to Meridian Foundation.

Mailing address:
Meridian Foundation
5303 – 47 Street
Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1P1

MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS

Double your donation with matching funds from your employer. Check with your Human Resources department for information on your company’s matching gift programs. Employer matching gifts may also be available to you if you are the spouse of an employee whose company participates in matching gifts.

 

TRIBUTE GIFTS IN HONOUR OR MEMORY

Celebrate a colleague, pet or loved one’s special occasion or milestone – a birthday, anniversary, graduation or wedding – by making a donation to Meridian Foundation in their honour.

Remember and honour the life of a loved one by making a donation in their memory.

When Meridian Foundation receives your honour or memory gift, we will send a personalized card to the person you choose, notifying them of your thoughtful donation in their name (the amount you donate will not be disclosed). Donate now to make a gift in honour or memory.

 

PLANNED GIVING

Alberta has the best charitable tax credit in Canada, and this makes planning a charitable gift to Meridian Foundation in a will, life insurance, or RRSP/RRIF/TSFA designations a worthwhile and smart strategy for saving taxes too.

Contact us to discuss a planned gift to Meridian Foundation

 

EVENTS

Whether you attend, partner or sponsor, your support is valuable and appreciated! Meridian Foundation hosts the annual Fundraising Concert with Canadian Music Legends in Heritage Park, Stony Plain and other smaller events throughout the year. Interested in a corporate sponsorship or partnership? Please contact our Activities Coordinator at 780-963-2149.


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