Personal care is one of the services offered by Alpha Home Health Care, which has been sold to Victoria-based Bayshore HealthCare. Under the deal, Alpha clients will have the same caregivers and level of care. Photo Bayshore HealthCare

Organizations making moves around Victoria

Business and community briefs from around the city

Health care companies

combine in larger firm

The sale of Alpha Home Health Care to Bayshore HealthCare, prompted by the retirement of Alpha president and second-generation owner Don Swindell, was recently completed.

The move will see the workforce of more than 200 Alpha workers transferred to Bayshore’s Home Health division and retain their patients. After researching options for moving forward and ensuring his company’s patients experience continuity in their caregivers and level of care at home, Swindell noted in a release, he found selling to Bayshore to be “the ideal choice.”

Bayshore Home Health, centred in Victoria at 1900 Richmond Rd. is managed locally by Stasia Hartley, area director for Vancouver Island.

Gallery volunteer group

names new executive

An organization that for 65 years has voluntarily promoted the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria through fundraising events and programs announced its 2017-18 executive.

Donna Jones will serve as president, with Carol-Anne Harper and Wendy Lovitt Warren elected first and second vice-presidents, respectively. Louise Klassen is secretary, Marica Shillington treasurer, Karen Ayers in charge of membership, Yvonne Mackenzie, programs and Pieta VanDyke stays on as past-president.

New Thought group

relocates to Cedar Hill Rd.

After many years based on Fort Street, the Victoria Truth Centre has moved to a new location at 2815 Cedar Hill Rd. near Hillside Avenue.

The spiritual centre offers open Sunday celebrations at 11 a.m., featuring meditation, New Thought teachings and music provided by local musician Carol Sokoloff. A children’s program runs concurrently. The Victoria Truth Centre was founded in 1940 by Dr. Emma Smiley, who went on to become a pioneer of restorative justice.

The new centre is accessible and has on and off-site parking available For more information, call 250-384-6112.

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