Construction of a Living Wall Begins at Bon Séjour Long-term Care Home

Posted on 30/11/2016

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Upon completion, the living wall will be installed against the large red wall next to the television, which will be removed.

The Forget For A Moment Foundation is pleased to announce the start of construction of a living wall that will be installed in the Bon Séjour long-term care home in Gatineau, Quebec. When completed, the wall will stand just over eight feet high, four feet wide and 28 inches deep.

“Bon Séjour” has 100 permanent beds and seven respite beds for elderly persons who have lost all ability to live independently. The living wall will be located in the centre’s “great room.” Located on the main floor of the residence, the great room is geared to social activities for the residents and for gatherings with their loved ones and the approximately 20 active volunteers on site. It is a wide open space that, by its very nature, symbolizes an open community since it is accessible to all who enter the residence.

This project has been made possible through the cooperation of the Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS in French). The Forget For A Moment Foundation also acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of the professionals who volunteered their services to construct the living wall, and to the suppliers for their in-kind donations of some of the materials for construction of the living wall.

These photos show the wall frame construction in progress in the Morin Heights workshop.:

This is the frame for the back of the living wall

This is the frame for the back of the living wall

Guillaume Brunet, Civil Engineer. The flat area is where the water reservoir will be stored and the tall area is the back of the living wall.

Guillaume Brunet, Civil Engineer. The flat area is where the water reservoir will be stored and the tall area is the back of the living wall.

Jeff McDonald, Artist-welder. The frame on its stand

Jeff McDonald, Artist-welder. The frame on its stand