Friends of Glenrose Association has been supporting and enhancing care and comfort of patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. It is a registered not-for-profit society based in the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital which relies heavily on the active participation of its members to fulfill this long-standing mission.

The Friends help patients, families and staff with services such as the Corner Store, Hair Salon, vendor markets and library services. Members provide patients with amenities such as blankets donated on behalf of the Friends of Glenrose, Glenrose Foundation, and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation to brighten their stay. Other special items include vouchers to the Corner Store during Christmas, Easter, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. Children also receive a small replica of our Pet Therapy dog Tawney as a Christmas gift.

Since beginning in 1964 as the Women’s Auxiliary, its dedicated members have donated more than $1.0 million to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

The Association’s current focus is a multi-year commitment to the GRH Foundation’s Write the Future Campaign. The $250,000 in Casino revenue provided by Friends is going towards the construction of the accessible GlenEast Playground for Pediatric Rehabilitation.