Who We Are | Vision, Mission & Values | The Retirement Community | City of Barrie
Our Vision, Mission & Values
Vision of Tollendale Village:
It is intended to initially provide facilities for Independent Living with minimal assistance (Tollendale Retirement Community). As the need increases and resources become available, Tollendale Village hopes to provide Skilled Care for those no longer able to care for themselves (Mill Creek Care Centre).
All programs offered will be oriented towards enhancing the Resident's Independence and Self Reliance within a Christian Environment that respects the Individuals need for Privacy and also provides an opportunity for interactions between family, friends, other residents and the broader community.
Mission of Tollendale Retirement Community:
To provide self-reliant seniors with a residential setting and the opportunity to participate in community life in an environment that is guided by Christian values and principles.
Mission of Mill Creek Care Centre:
To provide services in a friendly, quality focused, caring community. To learn more about Mill Creek Care Centre, visit www.millcreekcarecentre.ca.
Our motivation is in reflecting and modeling the love and compassion of God for persons regardless of sex, race, color, ethnicity or age. We will treat each person with dignity and respect.
As an organization our Christian values will guide our philosophy and decisions.
We encourage the development of a friendly, helpful, accepting and caring attitude among residents, staff and members of the society.
We believe that in matters of Christian lifestyle and practice there may be genuinely held different viewpoints; we encourage a non-discriminatory attitude.
We strive to be good stewards of our resources.
We seek to build community amongst the residents by fostering activities that lessen loneliness and isolation.
While residents are independent and will have their individual community connections as an organization and residential community, we recognize that we are a part of the larger community, and seek to be a model and example of Christian care.
We honor the elderly as persons for whom care is to be provided as needs arise. Tollendale was built to provide a place to live independently, and also to make a range of services available to assist aging in place.
We seek to provide a holistic care environment. Board, staff and all in leadership, paid or unpaid, will acknowledge the faith statement and commit to the values of the organization. Resident activities will foster the well-being of body, mind and spirit.
We seek to assist the residents in developing their spiritual and religious values and practices by promoting and encouraging an ongoing relationship with a local faith community, and by providing a non-denominational spiritual care program.
We encourage persons from different denominations to apply for residency. We encourage ongoing dialogue amongst residents regarding matters of faith, lifestyle and the common purpose of living as Christians. We embrace the understanding that in sharing we enhance our own religious values and spirituality.