Appreciation for Cariboo Place Construction Crew who Helped Elderly Man after Fall

It’s BC Seniors’ Fall Prevention Week and we are happy that this story about a fall has a happy outcome thanks to some caring individuals. As our Cariboo Place complex senior care community in Williams Lake nears completion, our construction crew is hard at work. Thankfully, for the elderly gentleman who took a slip near the site, our crew was on hand to offer him comfort. He injured himself after falling on the wet pavement. A little kindness goes a long way. The photo of the event, followed by the reaction of the public, shows just how far an act of kindness can go.

Photo via Williams Lake Tribune Photographer, Angie Mindus.

Cariboo Place crew rush to aid fall victim

On a rainy November day, the Cariboo Place crew witnessed an elderly man take a fall near the site. They rushed to his aid to keep him comfortable until medical help arrived. This heartwarming photo taken by Williams Lake Tribune photographer, Angie Mindus, captures the moment. Read the full story here–it had a very positive response on social media. In good news, the injured senior citizen is resting and doing much better. He hopes to visit the crew himself to thank them once he is more stable.

Celebrating kindness

Our Vantage Living family says thank you to the workers who ensured the well-being of the senior community member. Our Director of Construction, Steven Haylestrom enjoyed a pizza lunch with the crew earlier this week. He gave recognition to everyone who was part of this story. The 50 crew members that attended joined in a hearty round of applause for everyone involved.

Vantage Living is happy that our philosophy of kindness and caring starts with the people building the facility. It will be home to 72 seniors in early 2019.

As we mentioned earlier, it is BC Seniors’ Fall Prevention Week. Learn a few tips about how you can protect your loved ones from falls as they age on the BC Finding Balance website.

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The Vantage Living Construction crew whose quick actions brought comfort to an elderly gentleman who fell in Williams Lake. From left to right, we thank Jeremy, Tyler, Brennan, Shawn, Elizabeth (our site safety officer), Elliette, Spencer and Ryan.

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