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The Faces of Dementia Video
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We have moved into our new home Eden Gardens on April 28, 2017.
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We need your help to continue providing high quality, compassionate dementia care to people in our community.

With your help, we can dramatically improve the lives of people with dementia and prepare for the future. But we can't do it alone; find out here about the many ways you can help.

Elder with staff

At Eden Gardens, formerly known as Nanaimo Travellers Lodge, we are passionate about helping Elders with dementia to live as fully as possible and to enjoy life. We work closely with family members and friends to help them in their journey of supporting a loved one with dementia.

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"Faces of Dementia"

At Eden Gardens, we strive every day to create a home-like environment where pets, family members, volunteers and other members from the community promote life and interaction.

For over thirty seven years, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society, a non-profit, charitable organization, has been a leader in Elder Care in the Mid-Island Area. Since 2004, we have been the only non-profit, dedicated dementia care facility in our region.

Help us win $10K We are reaching out on behalf of Eden Gardens, a charity organization that provides compassionate dementia care to 130 full-time residents, to tell you about the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. We hope that you can help us to inspire Canadians to say YES to charitable giving this June, a time when giving reaches its lowest levels. Summer is such a wonderful time in Canada, great weather and longer days mean more fun outdoor activities, weekends away, BBQs and much more. It is easy for Canadians to forget to support their favourite charities and causes. To help save charities coast-to-coast from the summer-giving drought, CanadaHelps and The GIV3 Foundation have launched the fourth annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge. What is The Great Canadian Giving Challenge? It is a national public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to a registered charity in June via or, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $10,000 donation. The grand prize draw is on Canada Day and one lucky charity will receive the grand prize of $10,000. Did the Great Canadian Giving Challenge make a difference last year? In 2017, the third annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge, 77,785 Canadians participated, donating almost $10 million to over 10,000 charities, representing an 83% increase in donations compared to June 2014 and a 59% increase compared to 2015. In fact, with the extra donations our charity will be able to expand the hours for our Horticulture, Art, Drama and Music therapies. With the opportunity for our charity to win $10,000, we invite you to give by clicking on our Donate Now button and give today. Thanks from all of us at Eden Gardens.

Our staff treat people with dementia with respect, offer them choices and give them and their families hope as they struggle with the disease.

Dementia is on the rise in Canada and one in five baby boomers will fall prey to the disease.

The Mid-Island area has more seniors than others parts of the country. As our population continues to age, health care professionals anticipate a surge in people diagnosed with dementia. That person could be your mother, father, sibling, spouse, dear friend or neighbour, or it could be you.


With your help, we can dramatically improve the lives of
people with dementia. And, prepare for the future.