Symphonie des Roses has donated over $10,000 worth of roses to the residents and staff of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
For almost 60 years, the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, British Columbia has been a pillar of the community, championing quality of life for their elderly residents. In March, the long term care facility witnessed Canada’s first death from COVID-19. Tragically, 20 residents have since died from the outbreak.
The virus is now fully under control at Lynn Valley Care Centre, according to health officials. But heartbreak and suffering from this tragedy has affected the entire community.
Symphonie des Roses delivers eternity roses to customers all around the world. They are in fact located just a few minutes away from the Lynn Valley Care Centre. Like many others, Mozhgan Zolfi, the founder of Symphonie des Roses, was moved to help her community in need. “Our purpose is to share love and compassion all around the world through flowers”; said Ms. Zolfi. “There has been so much suffering here in North Vancouver at this one care facility. We wanted to do something to help.”
In response, Symphonie des Roses provided each of the 110 residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre with a preserved eternity rose housed in a decorative jewel box and the staff were furnished with a large bouquet of roses from the Coeur Collection.
“We are so grateful that the community has been so supportive in what has been the most difficult of times;” said Marion Essery, head of Client Services at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. The roses are all so beautifully presented. Again, thank you for thinking of us.”
The North Vancouver community continues to heal from the Covid outbreak at the Lynn Valley Care Centre.
“I started Symphonie des Roses to make people happy and because I believe in the inherent qualities of flowers to help bring people together in good times and in difficult times;” said Ms. Zolfi, who has also been an associate professor at the University of British Columbia for over 9 years. “I love to teach, but this is my true calling.”