Tag Archive for: Fulford Residence

‘Fulford is not a facility, but a home’ and family members are trying to save it

Five residents have moved out of the Fulford Residence since the beginning of April, a month after their families learned that the venerable downtown establishment for senior women is closing — and three more will have left by the end of this week.

Among those who have written letters in support of preserving Fulford are Jennifer Maccarone, Liberal MNA for Westmount–Saint-Louis; Marlene Jennings, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network; and the heads of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, Seniors Action Quebec and the English-Speaking Catholic Council.

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Families launch grassroots movement to save Montreal’s Fulford Residence

Families with loved ones living at the Fulford Residence for women were shocked to learn that the home is closing in September due to financial difficulties. Now in a race against the clock, Christopher Holcroft, whose 76-year-old mother lives at the residence on Guy Street, has started a movement to fight the reallocation.

“During a pandemic, after everything that the families have been through, it’s cruel,” Holcroft said.

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