Who We Are / A Little History
Who We Are / A Little History
A Special Home!
There is something special about Grace Village. You notice it as soon as you walk in - the warm and friendly environment where our residents enjoy a home that encourages interaction with the Grace Village community, their family and friends.
Grace Village offers accommodation for a broad spectrum of seniors' living needs:
- Village Life: autonomous retirement living
- Village Assist: assisted senior living
- Village Nursing Care: regular and advanced nursing care for seniors with physical and / or medical support needs
- Village Memory Care: specialized memory and dementia care for seniors with reduced cognitive abilities.
Nestled in 60 acres in the borough of Lennoxville, City of Sherbrooke, residents and visitors at Grace Village can enjoy the local community forested walking, biking and ski trails, and outdoor recreational facilities.
Enjoy a beautiful natural environment within even leaving Grace Village, with our secure gardens, natural pine forest and bright welcoming indoor lounges and activity venues.
Grace Village has historically offered financial assistance for seniors who are unable to pay the full cost of care. As funds permit, this assistance can be applied for through the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation.
GRACE VILLAGE is well known for excellence in care, personalized attention and hospitality. The main Care Pavilion facility currently houses 120 Assisted Living, Nursing Care and Memory Care rooms, with four adjacent semi-detached Independent Living units (bungalows).
Long-term, convalescent and respite care for our seniors is provided 24 / 7 by a team of dedicated RNs, LPNs and certified caregivers, with doctors regularly on-site and always on call.
A wide range of therapeutic services is available including physiotherapy, music therapy, massage and occupational therapy.
Residents also enjoy a variety of events, entertainment and activity programming (exercise, crafts, games, social outings...), with a library, hair salon and a well-equipped workout room designed for seniors.
Our Residents' Living Environment
Our Leadership Team
Mr. Doug Bowker, Executive Director
Ms. Sandra Klinck, Director of Care
Ms. Andrea Eastman, Director of Human Resources
Board Of Directors
Dr. Brad Willms, Chair
Dr. James Benson
Dr. Robert Frazer, Secretary
Mr. Roy Buttery
Ms. Karen Allatt-Hornibrook
Mr. Steve Allatt
Ms. Joan Drinkwater
Mr. John McNeill
Mr. Doug Buchanan
In 1957, Dr W. J. Klinck and a group of visionary Townshippers saw the need for seniors' care in their community and decided to act. They opened Grace Christian Home, now known as Grace Village, and later Connaught Home to provide excellent, compassionate and loving seniors care.
Grace Christian Home served primarily English-speaking seniors but has progressed over the years so that Grace Village is now a bilingual facility with many francophone residents, while maintaining a strong identity and focus on supporting the English population in the Eastern Townships.
Dr. Klinck and the founders established a care model with a commitment to excellence, a sense of family and loving support for those in need that continues to be the foundation of our service. Over the years, Grace Village has been dedicated to excellence in every aspect of care delivery by maintaining the highest levels in care standards and contemporary senior care methods. As a result Grace Village has become a teaching platform for a variety of local area post-secondary educational programs for Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, Certified Care Giving, Special Care Counselling, Psychology as well as research in geriatrics. Today, we continue to honour the vision and core values set forth by Dr. Klinck and our founders.