White Rock: A $1.2 million donation made by PARC Retirement Living to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation has been recognized with the Philanthropy Award of Distinction at the foundation’s recent annual awards
The Philanthropy Award honours individuals and businesses in White Rock which exemplify the foundation’s spirit and vision and demonstrate outstanding leadership in providing a “culture of philanthropy”.
PARC’s significant donation was pledged to the foundation just weeks before the Oceana PARC residence opened in September 2019 and funded five new surgical suites at Peace Arch
In accepting the award, Viviane Müller, daughter of PARC owner and founder Rainer Müller, told the awards ceremony PARC’s philosophy of supporting the communities in which its residences exist comes straight from her father.
“We get involved at every level, contribute to the well-being of the local community and become an integral part of the neighbourhood” said Müller. “We do this by supporting programs that directly involve and interest our residents and by partnering with non-profit organizations that support a broad cross-section of services to help strengthen the community.
“Peace Arch Hospital is a true community hospital, having been built entirely on land that was either donated or purchased by the community,” Müller added. “It was a no brainer that this was an organization PARC should support. Accessing vital health care needs close to home is fundamental. Peace Arch Hospital is an essential and integral community partner and we look forward to our continued relationship with them. It was important for us to give back to the community in White Rock that has welcomed us so
About PARC Retirement Living:
A trailblazer in the senior living industry, Vancouver-based PARC Retirement Living owns and operates purpose-built independent living residences for older adults at exceptional locations in West Vancouver, White Rock, Burnaby and at two locations in North Vancouver. Under its signature Independent Living+ program, PARC ensures residents engage in active living through a stimulating, healthy environment. Custom dining programs created by in-house chefs and the services of a wellness nurse are also among the many amenities residents enjoy at each PARC residence. More information at www.parc.ca