July 13, 2016 – Senior’s Month ended on a high note at St. Joseph’s Health Centre with three separate resident and patient wishes being granted through the organizations’ annual Make a Wish Program.
The Make a Wish Program was introduced at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in 2015 with the goal to enrich the lives of its residents and patients by providing opportunities for unique and meaningful life experiences. The Make a Wish Committee selects one resident from each of St. Gabriel’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Villa as well as one patient from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre during senior’s month and fulfill their special wish.
It is heartwarming to see the expressions each year on the faces of the winners and to know that this program is made possible from the donations received through the organizations Special Needs Fund; a fund that staff of St. Joseph’s Health Centre support through payroll deduction.
What were the 2016 winning wishes?
At St. Gabriel’s Villa, Mr. Raymond Marcotte is preparing for a convertible ride where he will listen to his favorite “tunes” and feel the wind against his face the way he used to as a young man. Belanger Ford in Chelmsford will be helping to make Ray’s wish come true by providing the convertible for the ride.
Albert Lamirande of St. Joseph’s Villa is preparing for an afternoon in downtown Sudbury, his old “stomping grounds” as part of his winning wish. He wants to see how much the downtown has changed and will either take in a movie, a lunch out, or perhaps both!
On June 22nd at the Senior’s Month BBQ, it was announced that Carol Werbowsky was this year’s recipient of the Make A Wish initiative at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre. Co-Patient Wendy Field nominated Carol for the wish. Wendy’s wish for Carol is to receive a manicure, pedicure and some extra pampering during the year.