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Flower’s Cove’s Ivy Durley Place celebrates 20 years

FLOWER’S COVE, N.L. – Family and friends were invited to enjoy music, dancing and food at Ivy Durley Place June 20.

The event was a milestone for the Flower’s Cove seniors home, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Volunteers helped out serving food and provided music for the seniors. People had a great time and some even got out on the dance floor, walkers and all, to have a jig to some old familiar tunes.

The Ivy Durley Place currently houses 36 seniors, having expanded from 20 when it opened in May of 1998.

The Straits-St. Barbe Chronic Care Corporation, a non-profit charitable organization, runs the home.

Kitchen work

Straits-St. Barbe Chronic Care Corporation CEO Judy Way says the Ivy Durley Place has gotten a great deal of support from the International Grenfell Association (IGA) over the years.

Currently, the organization has a project underway to expand and modernize the kitchen there. Way expects the work to be completed by December.

They received a grant of $77,000 from the IGA to carry out renovations on the kitchen.

In total, the project will cost about $250,000. The corporation has been fundraising towards this goal.

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