Living wall installed in Bon Séjour Long-term care home in Gatineau

Posted on 24/01/2017

The Forget For A Moment Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of its first living wall project. The wall was installed on January 19, 2017 in the CHSLD Bon Séjour Long-Term Care Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.

“Bon Séjour” has 100 permanent beds and seven respite beds for elderly persons who have lost all ability to live independently. The living wall was installed 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 was 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 and install the living wall, and to the suppliers for their in-kind donations of some of the materials for construction of the living wall.

A photo gallery of the installation process and the completed wall will be made available before the official inauguration, which is planned for late February 2017.

bon sejour living wall close up