Grace Christian and Connaught Homes Officially Welcome Their New Executive Director
Residents, staff and volunteers of Grace Christian Home, Lennoxville and Connaught Home, North Hatley, were pleased to celebrate the arrival of their new Executive Director, Mr. Greg Bishop at a special barbeque luncheon hosted at Connaught Home on May 12, 2015.
Mr. Bishop assumed his responsibilities on May 4th bringing with him extensive leadership and management experience gained through a long career with the Federal Public Service. Until his recent appointment he also served as a vol-
unteer member of the Board of Directors for both homes and has been a driving force behind the institution’s current project for renewal. Mr. Bishop is a native of the Lennoxville and North Hatley region and has deep roots in the area. He attended Sherbrooke and Lennoxville elementaries, Alexander Galt Regional High School, Champlain College, Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke. Mr. Bishop served as an officer in the Sherbrooke Hussars Regiment and has been an active volunteer in a variety of capacities. He recently concluded a four year term as president of the Compton County Fish & Game Club. Mr. Bishop is excited about working closely with staff, volunteers and the community at large towards the goal of renewal by firmly building on years of these institutions’ history of compassionate, loving and excellent care.
The Homes, which are certified private non for profit, charitable senior care facilities were founded by Dr. W.J. Klinck and a group of devoted volunteers. Supported by a generous community, the homes have been providing compassionate care to seniors since 1957. They are some of the last remaining retirement & nursing homes providing an essential service to the English speaking community in the Eastern Townships. Currently both homes provide a full range of senior care including independent living in duplexes at Grace as well as long term, respite and secure Alzheimer’s care at both homes. There are doctors on call who make regular visits as well as a full time Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Care Givers. To learn more about these homes or the Dr. W.J. Klinck Foundation you may call the administrative office at Grace, telephone 819569-0546 or Connaught at 819-842-2164.
The Grace Christian Home and the Connaught Home’s new Executive Director, Greg Bishop (back centre), is seen here with residents (left to right) Shirley Barter, Charles Kobelt, Joan Thomson and Verna Westgate at the BBQ lunch to welcome him, held at the Connaught home on May 12th.