An announcement from Shalom Village

July 2023

The Shalom Village Board of Directors is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Marianne Klein will be joining the Shalom Village Family, as our new CEO, beginning July 17. 

Marianne spent her career in the senior’s sector and is passionate about advocating for seniors and exemplary care. She brings 17 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare and long-term care. With her proven track record in leading strategy, performance improvement and quality, we are confident that Marianne’s leadership will allow us to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future, while remaining focused on resident and family-centred care. The full announcement can be found at

As we prepare to welcome Marianne into the Shalom Village Family, we must also acknowledge and thank our interim CEO, the incomparable Pat Morden, for her numerous contributions to Shalom Village that span across four decades. She has shared and embraced our values, and traditions, and served our residents, family members and staff with dedication and commitment. 

You really can’t talk about the Shalom Village history, without talking about Pat Morden. To acknowledge and thank Pat, we are customizing and dedicating a section of the “If These Walls Could Talk” mural to Pat. This will include a custom scene of Pat, with her dog Franklin, and her famous camper “Wildthing 2.” 

To allow everyone to participate, the Foundation will accept donations to the “Pat’s Place” section of the mural. Upon completion of “Pat’s Place,” we will host an unveiling and reception where we will present Pat with the plaque and messages of thanks. This will give our stakeholders an opportunity to personally thank Pat and meet Marianne. More information will be sent via email and in our Newsletter, so please watch your inbox and mailbox for details. 

We also want to thank you, our community for your continued support over the years. We know you will make Marianne welcome as she transitions into her new role.