Thrive Group
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Frequently Asked Questions For Clients and Families

What is Thrive Group?

The Thrive Group is an innovative service organization. Thrive provides a healthy living experience that meets service, safety and care requirements in environments designed for people with unique needs. Through our network of organizations, we offer a wide range of integrated services that enable our clients to live fulfilling lives and as independently as possible.

Who are the members of Thrive Group?

Thrive's founding members are AbleLiving Services (an independent living organization) and St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke (a long term care facility). Discussions are underway with other prospective organiztions.

Who governs and leads Thrive Group services?

Board of Directors

President and Chair: Sean Casey
Vice Chair: Don Ross
Past Chair: David Montgomery
Terry Anderson, Paul Lawrence, Sue Rivers, Christine Sawchuck
Dr. Brenda Vrkljan, Laurie Fox, Ruth Liebersbach
Chief Executive Officer: Steve Sherrer

Thrive Group Leadership Team

Steve Sherrer, Chief Executive Officer
Brenda Patterson, Chief Financial Officer
Sandra Watt, Chief of Organizational Development

What benefits does Thrive Group offer organizations?

Thrive Group organizations operate independently but collaborate with other organizations in the network to provide the broadest possible range of services to clients. Benefits include improved client service, more efficient use of resources and lower cost of service delivery. Organizations of Thrive Group are able to take advantage of operational synergies in the areas of human resources, financial services, information technology support and overall administration. They are able to share resources and expertise as required and focus resources on the pursuit of new and more innovation approaches to the services required by clients.

What types of services do the organizations of Thrive Group provide?

AbleLiving Services

St Peter's Residence at Chedoke

What is AbleLiving Services at Thrive Group?

AbleLiving Services is a not-for-profit organization that opened over 35 years ago that provides independent living support for adults with disabilities. Our clients direct and customize the services they receive. We support them in finding solutions that they want and that meet their needs.

AbleLiving provides services and resources in Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara, and Mississauga. Regardless of the location, clients direct and customize the services they receive to ensure independence and quality of life.

In addition to independent living support—either within the residents own home or within an AbleLiving independent living facility, services include:

What is St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke at Thrive Group?

St Peter's Residence at Chedoke is a not-for-profit 210 bed long term care residence located on the west mountain in Hamilton.

St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke develops and delivers care plans customized to meet clients' unique needs. Registered staff are on-site 24 hours a day. St. Peter's has a team of on-site physicians but clients may continue to see their personal physician if the physician is agreeable.

Services at St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke include:


Recreation at the Residence:

St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke offers a range of daytime, evening, and weekend recreation programs. Upon admission, each resident is individually assessed and asked (with the family input where required) to identify their social history and leisure interests. The recreation team works with each resident and plans programs based on individual interests, needs and abilities. The goal of our programs is to maintain and enhance the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional wellness of our residents and improve their quality of life on a daily basis. We encourage and welcome family members to participate in the many programs and special events offered, and also welcome program suggestions from residents and family members.

Who do I contact if I want to get further information about Thrive Group?

General Inquiries:

Chief Executive Officer: Steve Sherrer

Thrive Group Head Office:
125 Redfern Ave., Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7W9
Tel: (905) 383-0448

Who would I contact to find out more about becoming a Thrive Group organization?

Thrive Group is a new kind of service provider. We are a collaborative, multi service entity that's committed to delivering the highest standards of excellence and quality through a model that is cost and resource efficient.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of joining Thrive Group, please contact
Steve Sherrer
Chief Executive Officer
Thrive Group
Tel: (905) 383-0448 ext.15561