Vitanova Foundation Kitchen Renewal Project – Vaughan
Members and guests of the Vitanova Foundation in Vaughan gathered for an open house appreciation day this past July to celebrate the rehabilitation centre’s newly installed commercial kitchen that will better serve its clients. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Central Local Health Integration Network provided Vitanova with a grant toward the kitchen-remodelling project, while Paul Postiglione of Concord Plumbing and Heating donated two weeks of his services to the project. Franca Carella, who founded the Vitanova Foundation in 1987, expressed great appreciation for the latest instalment, which will help heighten the Foundation’s client-centred treatment philosophy. “Our main concern is our clients’ health, and we want to make sure we went over and above health standards with our new kitchen,” says Carella, who aims to break down the stigma surrounding substance abuse so that patients can overcome their addictions and ultimately become contributing citizens in their communities. Over the past two decades, the Vitanova Foundation has been making this happen, providing a continuum of services for these individuals and families suffering from the effects of drug and alcohol addiction.