What’s New

In March of  2018, we will be launching a series of programs aimed to assist our participants the opportunity to attain the necessary skills to put them on the path to long term employment. At Loving Hands Partners In Care, we believe that work provides hope for a better tomorrow. Our participants will build the confidence they need to become a fully functioning citizen both in the community and at the workplace .

Our staff will walk along side with our participants to ensure success and support as our members transition to reach their potential! But it doesn't stop there! Our staff will ensure consistent check in support opportunities even after support is no longer required stay tuned for launch dates !

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We were able to participate in the  Airdrie Chamber of Commerce Christmas video greeting!

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Our first experience in the Airdrie Santa Claus Parade was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us!

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Don't forget our Halloween Party on Tuesday October31st, from 1-3 pm! See you there!

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Beginning Monday, November 1st, we will be facilitating a 8 week crafting class ,building  Christmas baskets!
Our participants will create a hand made craft, weekly, for a special gift basket filled with their hard work , for a loved one for Christmas Morning!
Such items like a knitted dish cloth ( and scrubber), hand made Christmas ornament,Christmas painting, hand made Christmas wrapping paper, home made candy, and many more surprises will be included!
Please drop us a line for more information and the sign up!

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Well, it’s hard to believe our Spooktacular event has come and gone. We are so proud to have shared this amazing afternoon with over 200 seniors and adults with disabilities, and their support networks in our community and surrounding communities!

A huge Thank you to Airdrie Church of the Master for allowing us the use of the church to facilitate the event, equally, the 30 volunteers who made the magic happen!

Don't forget to check out our captured memories of the event in our "gallery" section!

On behalf of the event team, Seniors to Go, The Souper Lady, ,Charlotte Blackwell Hope’s Custom Cakery, Johnny and Ronnie , and our sincere thank you, and to the following sponsors who, without their support, we could never have made this a free event to such a deserving group!

- Johnny and Ronnie Entertainment
- Full Score Sound Design
- London Drugs Airdrie
- Airdrie Food Bank
- Hairbenders, Airdrie
- Airdrie ATB
- David’s Tea Cross Iron Mills
- Airdrie Starbucks
- Social Supper
- Tommy Gun Airdrie
- The Nail Bar
- Up With Balloons Airdrie
- Village Medical Airdrie
- Telia Petro For City Council
- Airdrie P.O.W.E.R.
- Vita Nova Coaching
- ATB
- Sobeys
- Healthy Meals Made Easy
- Marie Lauer
- City Of Airdrie
- Thumbs Up
- Holland House Florist
- Cleaning in Pink
- Wimmer Photography

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We are excited to announce that in January 2018, we will be launching a series of programs aimed to assist our participants the opportunity to attain the necessary skills to put them on the path to long term employment. At Loving Hands Partners In Care, we believe that work provides hope for a better tomorrow. Our participants will build the confidence they need to become a fully functioning citizen both in the community and at the workplace .

Our staff will walk along side with our participants to ensure success and support as our members transition to reach their potential! But it doesn't stop there! Our staff will ensure consistent check in support opportunities even after support is no longer required stay tuned for launch dates !

Life Skills:

Goal setting – Assisting clients in forming goal plans & coping skills to follow through.
Problem Solving – Identifying problems & learning problem solving techniques that can be used in their daily lives.
Habits and Routine – This lesson empowers participants to enhance and maintain positive change in their behaviors. The facilitators explain the benefits of change in their own lives by using self-example.
Hygiene – Identifying what personal hygiene is and why it is important both socially and medically, and how this is necessary to successful employment possibilities
Self-Esteem – Development of positive self-esteem and the importance of it.
Managing Stress – Stress management techniques to achieve stress reduction in the workplace and social environment.
Values – Uncover their values with the aim of helping participants make wise career choices.
Conflict Resolution – This workshop is designed to give group members the tools to recognize and effectively deal with internal and external sources of conflict.
Boundaries – Recognize the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries at the workplace and at home.
Anger Management – This workshop is designed to help the participants develop skills to deal with anger.

Pre Employment Preparation:

Resume & cover Letters – The participants will first discuss the importance of the resume and what it should contain. In the second part, there will be a discussion of the importance of cover letters and when to use them.
Identifying interests, skills and potential employment opportunities in our community: - Through discussion, brainstorming and internet search, how can we marry the clients’ interests, skills, experience and desire to find
Transferable Skills – Through structured exercises participants identify their transferable skill sets. Participants focus on area of strength and competence.
Interview Skills – Participants will role-play answering sample behavioral interview questions from different sources and work through questionnaires regarding interviewing techniques.
Mock Interviews – Participants will have the opportunity to be interviewed by one of our staff members.

Job Search which will help our clients reach economic independence:

Job Search Techniques – This lesson explores the various ways to access job searching techniques as well as exploring the effective ways to find out about labor market networking to gain information on types of positions available.
Job Retention – Participants will discuss the ways of retaining employment. With focus on incorporating the life skills, computer training, self- discovery, ore-employment preparation, job search, and how they relate to our participants in recovery.
Identifying Natural Supports In The Workplace- Who are these natural supports? How does one identify these supports?
How to Engage with our Supervisors, our Coworkers, The Consumer – This lesson will help us identify roles and responsibilities, as well as the expectation for interaction between the roles.

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We are happy to announce that our computer station is up and running! A great resource for employment exploration/ preparation, training, and search!

For those interested,an introductory to technology!

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A great day had by all at AirdrieFEST on Saturday! We met lots of new friend and enjoyed spending the day with our council hopefuls Charlotte Blackwell and Rick Northly!

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We are excited to  be partnering with some community businesses to announce our next Spooktacular event! Seating is limited so book your spot to enjoy the day!

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Join in the fun as business groups showcase their services and products on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall. Enjoy free family fun, live entertainment, kids' games and community registrations.Stop by our tent on Saturday, September 9th and say hello

Main Street Road Closure

Please be aware that Main Street will be closed from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from Scotiabank (304 Main Street S) to the Urgent Care Centre.

A great day had by all at our first annual Stampede Tea! A huge shout out to our team, our volunteers, our community and our new friend!

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We are just finishing our last minute touches to our first annual Stampede Tea on July13th, 2017 . There is still time to reserve your seat! We could not have pulled this off without the support and generality to the following people and businesses:

  • Al Barrett
  • Wayne Marshall of Kites Unlimited
  • Davids Tea
  •  Airdrie London Drugs
  • Airdrie Starbucks
  • Airdrie Cobs Bread Bakery
  • Airdrie M&M
  • Airdrie Co-op
  • Airdrie Cenatabella
  • Airdrie Pita basket
  • Airdrie Spin Cycle
  • Airdrie Farmers Market
  • Airdrie Pauls Pizza
  • Glenwitch Creations
  • Decidely Devah
  • doTERRA
  • Bocco Home Inspections
  • Karen Fraiser
  • Gemeni Creations
  • Amy Hughes
  • Julie Cox Parker

And our numerous volunteers for  hosting this event!

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We had a great day volunteering for our community Soap For Hope YYC, compiling Hygiene kits! This is going to be a permanent volunteer role!

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A shout out to Paul's Pizza Steakhouse and Lounge for supporting seniors week by hosting a free buffet to our community seniors!

Save the date!  we will be announcing our summer celebration  for our Seniors and Adults with Disabilities soon!

We are excited to be recognized in the Summer 2017 edition of  our community Airdrie Life Magazine, in conjunction with our community Airdrie SMARTstart Program 2017

We would like to extend a sincere Thank you to Chelsea Ellis and her family for their generous donation to our Center. Because of this donation, three community members will receive a free "Loyalty Card"that will enable them 10 ( plus 1 ) free visits to our center!
We will work with Community Links to determine the recipients.
If you know someone who could benefit from this gift, please message us! We welcome any and all donations to help us ensure nobody is turned away!

Our outside  transformation is complete! Once again I cannot thank Dave Hoisington and his wife Josie, enough for their generous donation of all the materials and paint, we required to beautify both the inside and outside of the centre.
And our most sincere thank you to Dave's team. And the Cloverdale paint company, located at 3 Kingsview Rd. SE. bay 102 Airdrie Alberta, http://www.cloverdalepaint.com/store-locations/cloverdale-alberta-locations/location-detail/52/airdrie

  for allowing this to happen!

 

A huge shout out to our first Airdrie community business owner,
Melody McClain, of http://mjmcclain.ca/ , for sponsoring a Loyalty Card to a member that could not otherwise participate in our program! Our first recipient of this gift will be veronica! If anyone is interested in participating in this generous sponsorship, just drop us a line!

 

For non-members, did you know we will be facilitating $5.00 Wednesday afternoons for the month of June?
For just $5.00, you can bring a lunch, enjoy some company while eating, and then engage in two fun filled activities such as:
- Bingo
- Pet Therapy
- Painting
- Special sensory crafts
-crib
- Balloon Volleyball
and more!
Stay tuned for the June calendar!

We are having our first Pet Therapy day with our little Ragdolls next Wednesday May 17th! It is also our $5.00 Wednesday! Bring your lunch, visit with our kittens and join us for our modified "paint Night" activity! Pet Therapy will be from 1-1:30, Painting will begin at 1:30 - 2:30 Everyone Welcome!

A fun day at the Airdrie home and lifestyle show Saturday

A huge Thank You to our community "THE COOL GIVEAWAY" site for providing a forum,  and fellow community partners Kimberly Ford (our amazing  community Chef) and Chelsea Ellis ( amazing "gifter") for playing such a huge role in our random act of kindness to one of our Loving Hands members! This so deserving lady and her partner  was surprised with special gifts and a completely  prepared meal to allow her a day of fun and love!

Thank You Airdrie London Drugs for donating our great Center Board and allowing us to spread the word about our program and services at you story on April 28th!

 

Please stop by out table Saturday, April 22,2016 and say hello!

 

 

Are you a senior or an adult with a disability? If so, please join us on Wednesday, April 12th for our first annual Easter Day Celebration!
We will have an Easter Egg hunt, Karaoke, crafts and treats throughout he day!
We are asking for a $5.00 contribution to cover costs of this fun day!
Our drop in time is from 9-2!
A perfect opportunity to see what we are all about!
Please RSVP by April 10th to ensure a spot!

Hope to see you there!

Heather ( 403) 809 6868
Jackie (403) 923-0508

 

We have several packages available including:

  • Monthly
  • Weekly
  • daily
  • drop in
  • Activity specific
  • 1:1 models available as required

And no contract to sign

Coming in May:

Pet therapy will be scheduled for a  few weeks in May! We had so much fun with our Pug Puppies, we decided to have some baby Rag doll Kittens to cuddle and play with . Stay tuned for bundles of fluffy love to arrive!

 Happy Valentines Day!

Some special people that received some much deserved chocolate! The beautiful lady at the end of the table received a n extra special package including a $100.00 Loyalty Card!

 
 
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We are excited excited to have been chosen to participate in the 2017  Airdrie SMARTstart program ! A huge boost for Loving Hands!  https://www.discoverairdrie.com/local/10601-local-smartstart-program-earns-provincial-recognition
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Thank you to all that attended the open house! It  was a huge success

The Avenue Bakery

Airdrie Costa Vida

Airdrie Pita Basket

David's Tea

Airdrie Kings Heights Starbucks

Airdrie Save On Foods

intuitive spirit Regeneration Session gifted by Rhonda Baldock

Norwex Package donated by Tammy Rushton

Marabella's Candle Package donated by Julie Parker

Nerium Age Fighting gift set donated by Darlene Schafer

Tammy's Hair For You

Seniors To Go

Kendra Varga

Michele Rakochey

Karen Fraser

Carrie Carworth

Wendy Contant

Century 21 Airdrie

Airdrie Superstore

UFA Airdrie Petroleum

Fountain Tire Airdrie

Mia Bella's

Airdrie Co - Op

1th  Avenue Dental

Second Cup Downtown Calgary

A Friend Indeed

Sarah Kanye of Custom Gemini

Airdrie Canadian Tire

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I would like to formally invite you all  to drop by our open house on Thursday, February 2nd 2016, between the hours of 1pm and 3pm to visit our location and learn more about who we are,what we do, and our goal to be a valued resource in our communities.

Please join us for a fun afternoon and  the chance to win a great door prize! Snacks and  refreshments , as well as some fun entertainment throughout the afternoon will be provided.

We are located at 216 Main Street South Airdrie

Hope to see you there!

Owner/Heather Doyle

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Purchase your $100 activity Loyalty Card and receive your 11th visit free.

No expiry date.

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1On Monday, January 17/2017, we officially opened our doors to the public. We are excited by the interest generated. For the month of January, we will be initiating a four day model but will be facilitating a five day model on February. Please stop by and say hello or to esquire about our program.

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Just a reminder, for the month of January, we have an introductory special. Come join us for a program of your choice for only $10.00!

We have added quilting on Thursday mornings!

w Well, we are excited to announce that we are in the last leg of preparation of a  valued service in our amazing city.
As we are  discovering, we are evolving daily, sometimes hourly! When we think we have it under wraps, it comes unwrapped and we figure out better systems and processes.
We would like to thank our community members and surrounding community members for all the kind words and support through this journey. We honestly could never had done it without you! For me, being a part of the Airdrie Women In Business Family has been an amazing asset and resource!
Much appreciation as well, goes to the Lutheran Church of the Master for providing us an affordable space to allow us to get this service up and running quickly and effectively. They believed in us from the onset of this journey, as did many supporters.
We believe we have a pretty comprehensive program and activity calendar  but as we are evolving,so too, will our variety of activities.
On Monday morning, we will officially open our doors. Please, even if this service is not something you might require, pop in and say hello. Ask questions or just give some feedback.
The success of this program will not be possible with out our community members , feedback, suggestions or ideas.
On February 2nd, we will host an open house for our community and surrounding community neighbors.
We are excited to have some amazing sponsors who have donated door prize items . We will have some snacks and beverages and even some very anticipated tasty treats made by our amazing community specialty store The Avenue Cakery & Bake shoppe ( this is what I'm most excited to eat!!)
We are excited to have singer Kelly Kalden perform for this event, and even more excited that she will hopefully be a regular entertainer for our participants!
Please pop in to say hello and get your name into our draw box for a chance to win some fun prizes and give us some feedback! This event will run from 1-3. We are located at 216 Main Street SE

Kindest Appreciation

Heather Doyle/Owner


We look forward to seeing you!
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Excited to finally announce that today, I signed an official contract for our new home location of Loving Hands Partners In Care at : 216 Main St SE!
A huge thank you to the Lutheran Church of the Masters members for allowing us this opportunity for a much needed facility in our community!

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To provide a special insight into our new program, we are offering a "sneak Peak". For just $10.00, we will be offering a drop in opportunity for participants to join us for two hours. Some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for more information

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We are excited to announce that we officially open our doors on January 16, 2017!

pnFor the month of January, we will be utilizing a four day model to transition to our new location.

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I would like to give a shout out to a new community partner: Slanders Decals&Decor! They did an outstanding job on my truck! Please check out their Facebook page @  https://www.facebook.com/sladersdecals/

cjpegWe would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Dave Hoisington, Branch Manager, and his helpful team at Cloverdale Paints, for partnering with us and donating all the paint and supplies we needed to beautify our new facility.
A very special shout out to Dave's wife Josie, for her initial contact and support!
Dave and his team are located at Bay 102, 3 Kingsview Road S.E. Airdrie. Please pop by and support our community partner or check out their website at http://www.cloverdalepaint.com/

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