Wellness Quarters Provides a Quiet Place for Reflection at Broadview Village

by chrismcgregor
Categories: Divisional News

Residents of Broadview Village now have a dedicated space to focus on their spiritual, mental, and physical health.

The Jennifer Ing Memorial Wellness Quarters is a room designed to nurture spiritual contemplation and to encourage active living and healthy lifestyle choices for residents with developmental challenges.

It is dedicated to Jennifer Ing, a long-term resident of Broadview Village who passed away last December. A plaque adorns the outside of the building to honour Jennifer’s infectious spirit and joyful personality.

Jennifer’s father and her sister, Katherine, attended the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting dedication.

“It is such a wonderful tribute to her. Since her passing in December it has really come to light what a difference she has made and what an impact she has had on a lot of people,” Katherine said of Jennifer.

“She was non-verbal, but she really had a personality that shone through. This is a really nice way to commemorate her long life here with The Salvation Army.”

The Wellness Quarters is filled with therapeutic exercise equipment, comfortable furniture, and a small library to provide a warm and welcoming environment to relax and socialize. It was funded with $37,000 from a Salvation Army, Canada, and Bermuda Territory Innovation Grant.

A paved patio was also added outside the building and a garden space is currently being created on the Broadview Village campus for residents to enjoy.