Allendale celebrates 60 years of service

Allendale celebrates 60 years of service

Release Date: Nov 12, 2012

Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr and Milton Mayor Gord Krantz joined residents, families, staff, and volunteers at Allendale Long-Term Care Home for a celebration of the home’s 60th anniversary on Saturday, November 12, 2012. Guests gathered in Allendale’s auditorium to share memories of Allendale over the years and its integral role in the Milton community.

“Allendale has a rich history in the Milton community and we are proud to be celebrating 60 years of service,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Providing care and services to residents in our Regional long-term care homes is an important part of the work we do to provide services for seniors in Halton.”

Allendale first opened in 1952 as a 95 bed home called Halton Centennial Manor. As the needs in the community increased over the years, the home was expanded on a number of occasions to increase the number of beds. In 1961 the home provided care to 218 individuals. In 1967, Martin House, a new 150 bed home was opened on the property adjacent to Halton Centennial Manor. Martin House had 150 beds. By its 25th Anniversary in 1977, Halton Centennial Manor provided care to 345 residents.

In 1993 the original building for Halton Centennial Manor was replaced with a new building and a new name – Allendale Long-Term Care Home. Allendale was named after Stan Allen, who served as Administrator of the home from 1957-1977. In 2005, Allendale became part of the Villages of Halton, three long-term care homes owned and operated by Halton Region. Allendale provides care to residents from all Local Municipalities in Halton and was the only municipally operated long-term care home in Halton until the opening of Creek Way Village in Burlington and Post Inn Village in Oakville in 2005/2005. In 2012, Allendale cares for 200 residents and employs 252 staff.

Allendale is always bustling with activity. Social and therapeutic activities are provided for residents on a daily basis. Thanks to staff, volunteers and other supporters such as The Willow Foundation and the Allendale Auxiliary, there are many annual events throughout the year that residents and their families look forward including strawberry socials in the summer and tree lighting ceremonies during the holiday season. Allendale is accredited through Accreditation Canada. In 2012, Allendale was voted the best seniors’ residence in the Canadian Champion’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

For more information about Allendale dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

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Sheldon Wolfson
Commissioner, Social & Community Services
Halton Region
905-825-6000 ext. 7094

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