Entries by Laura Leyshon

Opening Minds Through Art

Lori Deagnon, 81, is nearly blind, but once a week, when her brush hits the paper, she paints using the most vivid colours and her imagination, with help from a high school support volunteer. Deagnon is one of eight residents at Bethany Airdrie participating in the Opening Minds through Art Program (OMA). OMA is an […]

Mask Mandate Update

As of June 19, 2023, Bethany is rescinding the Continuous Masking policy to align with Alberta Health Services (AHS). This means that all employees, residents, families, volunteers, students, contracted care providers, and visitors will no longer be required to continuously wear masks at any of our Bethany sites. This decision was made after evaluating multiple […]

Government of Alberta Announces Continuing Care Modernization for Bethany Calgary

April 25, 2023 Health Minister Jason Copping has announced the Government of Alberta’s funding commitment towards the redevelopment of Bethany Care Society’s Bethany Calgary care centre. Bethany will receive $57 million in capital funding in 2024-25, as part of a total $114 million investment over five years, for the Bethany Calgary Redevelopment Project to construct […]


Bethany Care Society’s Scholarships & Awards Program awardees were celebrated Thursday, February 16, 2023, at an event held by Bethany Care Foundation at Bethany Riverview. The program recognizes academic excellence, clear career goals and contributions to continuing care. Donors to Bethany Care Foundation generously support all scholarships and awards. Congratulations to the award winners and […]

Service Excellence Awards 2022

This year’s Service Excellence honourees were recognized at a special awards evening at Lions Village on November 17, 2022. As Jennifer McCue noted, “Service excellence is the one thing all of us can do every day to make the world a better place for someone. It can show up in ways big and small.” Congratulations […]

ACCA Innovator of the Year Award

Bethany Care Society was recognized with the Innovator of the Year Award at the Alberta Continuing Care Association’s IQ Conference held in Red Deer this month. We were delighted to be honoured for making innovative advancements that improve quality of life and care for residents and tenants across our Bethany communities. The three technology projects […]