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Congratulations Taras Martyn Winner of the $500 Early Bird Draw for the St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw

Media Release:  August 2021

Taras Martyn

From left to right:  Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO and Taras Martyn

St. Joseph’s of Sudbury is pleased to announce its August 2021 Early Bird Winner from its recently launched 50/50 Draw. The winner is Taras Martyn who won $500. Mr. Martyn has a personal connection with St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) as his wife was a patient in 2010. He was pleased to win and stated that “supporting the SJCCC is a great cause for our community.”

The St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw is raising funds to improve the safety and comfort of all of our residents and patients at all sites.

The next draw takes place on August 31, 2021. Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca.

Media Contact:
Tanya Gil-Alfau
Executive Assistant
705-674-2846 ext. 2104

2021-09-07T12:42:35-05:00August 17th, 2021|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

Villa St. Gabriel Villa Family update

Good afternoon

I hope that you are enjoying your summer as we start into August.

I want to make you aware of some information and changes that we are making in an effort to enhance our residents’ experience at the Villa as we continue through the pandemic.

Effective Monday August 9th, general visitors will no longer be required to schedule indoor visits with residents. In reviewing the frequency of visits per week, we have found that scheduling indoor visits is no longer warranted. Please note the following:

  • We will still require outdoor visits to be scheduled so that we can ensure that residents are brought out to the outdoor visiting area as required.
  • No more than 4 visitors per resident are permitted for indoor visits at one time to ensure physical distancing can be maintained indoors.
  • We ask that general visitors refrain from visiting at the following times:
    • Before 10:00 am (to allow breakfast and morning care to be completed)
    • Between 12:00 and 1:30 (lunch meal service and afternoon care)
    • Between 5:00 and 6:00 (dinner meal service)
  • All visitors are required to have a mask on at all times during their visit, regardless of whether the visit is indoors and outdoors.
  • No food or drink is to be consumed by visitors during visits as this would require the removal of the mask to do so.

To date there has been no change in testing requirements. Those visitors with proof of being fully vaccinated will not require a Rapid Antigen Test. Those visitors who are not fully vaccinated will still require Rapid Antigen testing for indoor visits. No testing is required for general visitors taking part in outdoor visits but screening with the Lobby Deputy is still required prior to outdoor visits.

With respect to the dining room meal services, we have now moved the Vermillion and High Falls neighbourhoods to full communal dining with four residents per table and without Plexiglass partitions. We will be transitioning Whitson and White Water shortly once the seating arrangements are finalized.

To conclude this email with some lighter information, below is an opportunity presented to you to support our organization through the St. Joseph’s Foundation, which is the fund raising entity that raises funds for all sites in our organization, including St. Gabriel’s Villa.

St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury Launches its 50/50 Campaign for Compassionate Care

50 50 Draw Logo

We are excited to announce the launch of our 50/50 DRAW. This is a great opportunity for YOU to support our compassionate care at St. Joseph’s! This is the one 50/50 Draw in YOUR community dedicated to rehabilitative and restorative care for local citizens when they are most vulnerable!

St. Joseph’s Sudbury has been providing compassionate and caring services to YOUR community for 18 years. Traditional government funding goes entirely to cover basic costs for resident and patient care but does not provide additional dollars for new equipment, upgrades and maintenance.  With the launch of our 50/50 draw we look forward to the opportunity to make the improvements over time that will make our resident and patient stays that much more safe, comfortable and in the case of our rehabilitation patients, rewarding.

COVID-19 has taught us much and has added greater urgency for the need to ensure we upgrade our facility to the highest standards.  The pandemic has resulted in unexpected costs for staffing, agency staffing and PPE.  Moving forward, we have all learned the importance of being prepared for all eventualities.

That’s why YOUR support for our 50/50 Draw is so needed and so appreciated!

YOU can buy YOUR tickets via our secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca  

Thank you from the entire St. Joseph’s family!

Ray Ingriselli
Site Administrator
Villa St. Gabriel Villa

St. Joseph’s Villa Celebrates Another Centenarian!

Media Release:  August 2021

100th Birthday Celebration

From top left to right: Roger Leveille, Site Administrator & Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO
Bottom left to right:  Frank Mallett, Son; Winita Mallett, Centenarian & Linda Mallett, Daughter

Happy 100th Birthday to Winita Mallet who tuned 100 years old on August 3rd, 2021.

Winita is one of the original residents of St. Joseph’s Villa having moved in shortly after the Villa opened in December of 2003.  Winita’s children, Frank and Linda were on hand to celebrate as well as a small group of other family and residents.

Staff shared that turning 100 had been a long-standing goal of Winita’s that she spoke of often.  Son Frank attributed her longevity to the excellent care provided at St. Joseph’s Villa throughout the years and was grateful for the opportunity to gather and celebrate this remarkable milestone.

Happy Birthday Winita!

2021-08-05T14:47:53-05:00August 5th, 2021|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, St. Joseph’s Villa News|

Congratulations Vicki Lejambe Winner of $7,035 from the first St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw

Media Release:  August 2021

Vicki Lejambe

From left to right: Vicki Lejambe & Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO

Congratulations to Vicki Lejambe.  Vicki is the FIRST WINNER of St. Joseph’s 50-50 draw.  She takes home $7,035.00!!!!

Vicki is an employee of the St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and was thrilled to get the phone call that she was our first winner.  She has indicated that her winnings will go toward supporting her child in post-secondary education.  Congratulations!

Remember to purchase your tickets for our next draw that ends on August 31st.  Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca.  All dollars go directly to the purchase of equipment for our residents and patients.

Thank you for supporting St. Joseph’s of Sudbury.

Media Contact: Jo-Anne Palkovits
President & CEO
jpalkovits@sjsudbury.com

2021-09-07T12:35:52-05:00August 3rd, 2021|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

Honouring the Ashcroft Family for their contributions to St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Media Release:  July 26, 2021

Honouring the Ashcroft Family

Left to right: Margaret Ashcroft, Celia Teale, Chair – St. Joseph’s Foundation
Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO – St. Joseph’s Health Centre

The St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors and the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors chose to honour and recognize Jim and Margaret Ashcroft and their family for their many contributions to the organization over the past decades.

“Today is a very special day for St. Joseph’s Villa. It is a day to say thank you to Margaret and Jim Ashcroft and their family for their on-going collective generosity over the years to St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury and the previous Sudbury General Hospital and to honour the memory and legacy of Jim Ashcroft” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO/Administrator.

In a small and physically distanced ceremony which was held at St. Joseph’s Villa, Margaret Ashcroft was surrounded by her sons, Mark, Brendan and Andrew, along with their families to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The Ashcrofts have been long-time supporters of St. Joseph’s.  Jim Ashcroft was a St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board member from 1987 to 1989. He was also an integral member of the Board’s Building and Property Committee as well as a member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation from 2000 to 2010.

Margaret Ashcroft was as a Board member on the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Board of Directors from 1994 to 2005 and again from 2008 to 2013.  In that time, she served as Board Chair from 2001 to 2005.  Margaret also joined the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board in 2005 and remains a dedicated member to this very day.

Jim and Margaret Ashcroft were not the only family members to support St. Joseph’s.  Their son, Mark Ashcroft, is working on the Caring Beyond Capital Campaign to raise much needed funds for St. Joseph’s Villa.  Over the past several months, Mark Ashcroft has secured over $500,000 in donations towards this campaign.

“Over the past several decades the Ashcroft family were not only dedicated volunteers, they were and continue to be true ambassadors and devotees who donated over $200,000 to the St. Joseph’s family.

In honour of their generosity, the St. Joseph’s Villa Healing Garden was named The Jim Ashcroft Family Healing Garden.

The healing garden promotes activities, encourage interactions, and provides enhanced well-being for our residents, family members, volunteers friends and staff of St. Joseph’s Villa.  The health effects and benefits of this healing garden serve to enhance the quality of life for all, and for this, we are truly thankful.

Left to right front row: Margaret Ashcroft, Sr. Bonnie McLellan, General Superior – Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, Jonah, Mallory, Sloane, Evie, Mark Ashcroft, Celia Teale, Jo-Anne Palkovits. Back row: Andrew, Annie, Jake, Jennifer and Brendan Ashcroft

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Board Liaison
705-674-2846 ext. 2014

Congratulations Karen Bass Winner of the $500 Early Bird Draw from the St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw

Media Release:  July 2021

Karen Bass

From left to right:  Karen Bass & Jo-Anne Palkovits, CEO

St. Joseph’s of Sudbury is pleased to announce its first Early Bird Winner from its recently launched 50/50 Draw. The winner is Karen Bass who won $500.

St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw is raising funds to improve the safety and comfort of our residents and patients.

The first draw takes place on August 3rd, 2021. Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca.

Media Contact:
Jo-Anne Palkovits
President & CEO
jpalkovits@sjsudbury.com

2021-09-07T12:30:09-05:00July 17th, 2021|St. Joseph’s Foundation News|

Message to families regarding changes effective July 16 2021

With the Province moving into Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on Friday July 16 comes some significant changes that will also take effect on Friday for Long Term Care homes in Ontario.  The new Directive for Long Term care will provide changes including:

  • Rapid Antigen Testing is no longer required for asymptomatic, fully immunized individuals (staff, visitor, or otherwise).
    • A person is considered fully immunized if they have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series) and they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entry.
    • Proof of full immunization (both doses) must be provided before entry into the facility. People can prove they are fully immunized by showing the physical or emailed receipt that was provided to them at the time of vaccination. Vaccination receipts can also be downloaded or printed through the Provincial Portal at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccine-booking-support#vaccination-receipts
  • For all those requiring Rapid Antigen testing, the frequency for testing has now changed to every 3 days.
  • All individuals entering the home ages 2 and up must follow the testing requirements. Parental consent is required for minors (individuals under 18 years of age) that undergo testing. If consent is not given and/or testing is refused, the individual is not permitted to enter the home.
  • Even with the removal of limits to visitors for residents, a maximum of 4 indoor visitors at a time per resident will be permitted to ensure proper physical distancing of 2 metres during visits.
  • Outdoor visits will still be available for those visitors who do not wish to receive a Rapid Antigen Test. Outdoor visits with greater than four visitors need to be coordinated ahead of time to ensure the proper setting is available for larger groups
  • Essential caregivers do not need to schedule their visits. A maximum of two Essential caregivers may visit indoors at one time
  • General visitors must still coordinate their visits through email with the receptionist and up to 2 general visitors may visit indoors at one time
  • Active screening is still in place for all who enter the facility and for those visitors taking part in outdoor visitors.
  • Eye protection is no longer required to be worn by visitors or staff unless in a room that is isolated under droplet precautions.
  • Universal masking is still in place for all people entering the facility and for the duration of indoor and outdoor visits by visitors. Food and beverages cannot be consumed by visitors during visits.
  • Requirements contingent upon homes’ immunization coverage rates of 85% residents and 70% staff fully immunized have been removed
  • As long as the facility is not in outbreak, and a resident is not symptomatic or on isolation protocol, all absences are permitted from the facility, regardless of immunization status and they may leave the home for temporary absences, which includes absences that involve two or more days and one or more nights for non-medical reasons. Prior approval by the Villa is required for multiple day and overnight absences.
    • For fully immunized residents being absent from the facility for two or more days and one or more nights, they must have a PCR test upon their return and isolated until a negative test result is received
    • For residents who are not immunized or partially immunized, and are absent from the facility for two or more days and one or more nights, they must be isolated for 10 days upon their return, with a PCR test conducted upon return to facility and on day 8 after return to the facility.
    • The Villa will provide a medical mask to the resident (as tolerated) and remind them to follow public health measures, such as physical distancing and hand hygiene, while they are away from the home. With this in mind, residents should wear medical masks (as tolerated) and follow public health measures during an absence.
  • Life Enrichment Department off-site excursions for residents, regardless of immunization level, may resume
  • Activities involving singing and dancing may resume within the home
  • Residents will be monitored for symptoms once daily
  • Although the return to communal dining for residents has been permitted with these new Directives, the Villa will not be changing the current dining model as of yet. We will be taking a more gradual and cautious approach to returning to communal dining over the next few weeks or so.

These steps forward will be very beneficial for residents, families, and staff alike. Although our COVD case numbers have decreased dramatically both provincially and locally, we must still ensure we do our best to keep our residents safe and healthy. Please adhere to all of the recommended measures for public health and safety when in the community including wearing a mask, proper hand hygiene, physical distancing, and respecting guidelines for social gatherings.

Thanks again for all that you do for those living and working at the Villa, and enjoy your summer.

2021-07-16T09:58:01-05:00July 16th, 2021|St. Joseph’s Villa News|

SJCCC Covid Update

With the Province moving into Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on Friday July 16th comes significant changes that will impact some of our facility protocols that have been implemented.

The new directive changes include the following:

  • Rapid Antigen Testing is no longer required for asymptomatic, fully immunized individuals (staff, visitor, or otherwise).
    • A person is considered fully immunized if they have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series) and they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entry.
    • Proof of full immunization (both doses) must be provided before entry into the facility. People can prove they are fully immunized by showing the physical or emailed receipt that was provided to them at the time of vaccination. Vaccination receipts can also be downloaded or printed through the Provincial Portal at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccine-booking-support#vaccination-receipts
  • For all those requiring Rapid Antigen testing, the frequency for testing has now changed to every 3 days. However, we still will accept a proof of a Negative PCR every 7 days if you are unable to attend a clinic.
  • All individuals entering the facility ages 2 and up must follow the testing requirements. Parental consent is required for minors (individuals under 18 years of age) that undergo testing. If consent is not given and/or testing is refused, the individual is not permitted to enter the home.
  • Outdoor visits will still be available for those visitors who do not wish to receive a Rapid Antigen Test. Outdoor visits with greater than four visitors need to be coordinated ahead of time to ensure the proper setting is available for larger groups
  • Essential Care Partners do not need to schedule their visits. A maximum of two Essential Care Partners  may visit indoors at one time
  • General visitors must still coordinate their visits through our Lobby Deputies.
    • Main Site: 705-674-2846 ext.2572
    • Clarion: 705-280-7052 or 705-806-0390 ext. 301 or 401
    • Main site can accommodate 2 general visitors indoors at one time. However due to physical restraints, the Clarion can only accommodate 1 general visitor indoors at one time.
  • Active screening is still in place for all who enter the facility and for those visitors taking part in outdoor visits.
  • Eye protection is no longer required to be worn by visitors or staff unless in a room that is isolated under droplet precautions.
  • Universal masking is still in place for all people entering the facility and for the duration of indoor and outdoor visits by visitors.
  • Requirements contingent upon facilities immunization coverage rates of 85% patients and 70% staff fully immunized have been removed
  • As long as the facility is not in outbreak, and a patient is not symptomatic or on isolation protocol, all absences/LOA are permitted from the facility, regardless of immunization status and they may leave the home for temporary absences, which includes absences that involve two or more days and one or more nights for non-medical reasons. Prior approval by the facility is required for multiple day and overnight absences.
    • For fully immunized patients being absent from the facility for two or more days and one or more nights, they must have a PCR test upon their return and isolated until a negative test result is received
    • For patients who are not immunized or partially immunized, and are absent from the facility for two or more days and one or more nights, they must be isolated for 10 days upon their return, with a PCR test conducted upon return to facility and on day 8 after return to the facility.
    • The Facility will provide a medical mask to the patient (as tolerated) and remind them to follow public health measures, such as physical distancing and hand hygiene, while they are away from the facility. With this in mind, patients should wear medical masks (as tolerated) and follow public health measures during an absence.
  • Recreational Therapy off-site excursions for patients, regardless of immunization level, may resume.
  • Activities involving singing and dancing may resume within the facility.
  • Patients will be monitored for symptoms once daily
  • Although the return to communal dining for patients has been permitted with these new Directives, the facility will not be changing the current dining model as of yet. We will be taking a more gradual and cautious approach to returning to communal dining over the next few weeks or so.

These steps forward will be very beneficial for patients, families, and staff alike. Although our COVID case numbers have decreased dramatically both provincially and locally, we must still ensure we do our best to keep our patients safe and healthy. Please adhere to all of the recommended measures for public health and safety when in the community including wearing a mask, proper hand hygiene, physical distancing, and respecting guidelines for social gatherings.

Thanks again for all that you do for those staying and working at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, and enjoy your summer.

Highlights from St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury Special Annual Meeting June 24, 2021

Media Release: June 2021

Who We Are

St. Joseph’s Health Centre oversees the operation of the Village of Care Campus located on South Bay Road which includes St. Joseph’s Villa, a 128-bed long term care home and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital which is co-located on this site.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre also operates Villa St. Gabriel Villa, a 128 bed long term care home located in Chelmsford, Ontario. Moreover, in April 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Joseph’s Health Centre opened 60 hospital beds at the Clarion Hotel site in downtown Sudbury to help decant Alternate Level of Care and rehabilitation patients from Health Sciences North to ensure ample COVID-19 beds were available in the system.

Our administrative team supports all four facilities and manages clinical, operational, financial and planning services.  We are a faith-based organization guided by our core values of Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence with a focus on a culture of caring.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre of Sudbury held its Special Annual Meeting on June 24, 2021. Highlights included:

  • Small surpluses at each of St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St.  Gabriel Villa
  • St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre opened the Clarion hotel site in April 2020 which introduced 60 new rehabilitation beds to the Sudbury Community
  • Surveys indicated that both staff and patient/resident satisfaction results went up from the year prior.
  • March 28th 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of VSGV
  • Virtually launched the Caring Beyond Capital Fundraising Campaign.  To date $3.2 of the $4.2 M has been raised.
  • Launched a 50/50 campaign.  Please go to Stjoessudbury5050.ca to purchase tickets
  • Celebrated the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Sault Ste. Marie Awards of Excellence recognizing those individuals who engage and empower our people in meaningful ways and nurture a culture where every voice is heard.

This year’s recipients are as follows:

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre

    • Dr. Mike Aniol
    • Alison Antonio
    • Linda Masse
    • Lyn Garnett
    • Cailin Jones

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

    • Monique Brown
    • Chase Coutu

St. Joseph’s Villa

    • Renee Bosse
    • Donna Desormeaux
    • Laurie Frank
    • Alicia Prediger

Villa St. Gabriel Villa

    • Rebecca Aubrey
    • Crystal Jonasson
    • David Long
    • Josee Park
  • Approved a new Board Chair, Daniel Sirois.  Mr. Sirois is a partner with the law firm Weaver Simmons LLP.  Mr. Sirois was born and raised in Sudbury.  His practice includes commercial and civil litigation and construction law.  M. Sirois practices law in both official languages.  He has served on numerous Boards in the community over the past years and many of them in the role as President.  We are pleased to have him on the Board.

Daniel SiriosDaniel Sirois, Board Chair

  • Welcomed new Board member Mia Bourque, who identifies as a member of the Indigenous community.
  • Thanked past Board members Aaron St. Pierre and Laura Freeman for their years of service.  We wish them well in the future.

Comments from André Durette, Past Chair

“For many of us, the COVID-19 global pandemic has tested our strength and our resilience in ways we could not anticipate.  During this turbulent time there were days where the challenges ahead seemed overwhelming.  But there were others where we saw the light and were able to celebrate small victories.  The pandemic is unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetime.  The situation continues to evolve and with every change, our teams at each site have risen to the challenge, reassessing our efforts, strategizing and retooling our approaches.  Through all of it, our senior and front-line teams-clinical and non-clinical-have risen to the challenge with service, integrity, dignity and excellence.  Because of them, we have been prepared to care for our patients and residents now and in the coming months.  For this, we cannot thank them enough.  They are all true rock stars“ stated André Durette, Chair.

Comments from Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO

“For the past 12 months our team has invested most of its time into embracing and navigating our new way of doing business suited to the St. Joe’s way.  We were forced to modify instantly our habits and discover a new norm for work and living.  It has been a roller coaster and has affected the lives of everyone.  Despite following ALL COVID-19 measures we did lose 3 residents to this disease.  This was devastating for everyone.  But through this collective experience we continue to discover new strength.  Our values are shining through in beautiful ways.  None of the accomplishments of the past year would be possible without the passion and dedication of our incredible staff, physicians, nurses, allied health professional, learners, volunteers and our St. Joseph’s Auxiliary and St. josephs’ Foundation.  I would like to acknowledge the strength in our team.  Each member works tirelessly, harnessing all their energy and skills to meet the needs of our patients and residents.  Thank you to all our staff for their courage, their strength, their excellence and their professionalism.  You continue to go above and beyond. There is no way to describe this level of selfless giving other than exceptional.  You are all healthcare heroes-our Rock Stars!” stated Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO

Finally, Jo-Anne Palkovits announced her retirement effective January 1st, 2022 after more than 20 years of dedicated years to the St. Joseph’s organizations.  During her tenure the organization grew from 5 to almost 1000 employees as a result of building three new entities- St. Joseph’s Villa (opened in 2003), St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (opened in 2009), and Villa St. Gabriel Villa (opened in 2011).  All buildings were built on budget and on time.  Most recently she worked with community partners to open 60 additional hospital beds at the Clarion site during the COVID-10 pandemic.  She is hopeful these will be turned into permanent beds at another site in the coming months.  Recruitment for a new CEO has already been started through a Search Committee of the Board of Directors.

Jo-Anne Palkovitz 2020 Headshot

Jo-Anne Palkovits, President & CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Information:      Tanya Gil-Alfau, Board Liaison 705-674-2846 ext. 2104

Villa St. Gabriel Villa Celebrates Father’s Day

Media Release:  June 2021

Father’s Day Marvel

Fathers Day 2021 - Paul

Paul

Norm

This Father’s Day, Villa St. Gabriel Villa took the perfect opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to the beloved fathers who reside at the Villa.

The Villa St. Gabriel Villa team helped create a Father’s Day marvel by finding the perfect gift for our fathers; a photoshoot reflecting history of their pastimes and life experiences. Fun and innovative backdrops and props were used to capture a glimpse of what our handsome fathers would look like in the working field. The smell of the cedar wood “cabin”, and the twinkle of the orange construction signs were a sight to be seen. The residents were amazed at the opportunity that was provided for them and laughed when shown all the props provided for the photoshoot.

As the residents were prepared for their photos, they were simply asked, “What did you do for work?”. As soon as they heard those words, many of them began to grin. Each of the residents were very forthcoming about their past lives as working men and enjoyed telling their stories. With the help of our Villa staff members, our team of photographers, (Josée Park, Angie Brunet, and Renée Lalonde), were able to capture a moment to remember for our residents and families alike. During the two-week period, it was not uncommon to hear our residents state how much fun they had while getting their pictures taken. While some were hesitant at first, they warmed up to the idea quickly and revealed their best smiles.

Jack

Frank

At the end of the day, our residents were captured as the bold and valiant men we see them as. Happy Father’s Day to you all, and for all the fathers, we celebrate you!

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant / Board Liaison ~ 705-674-2846 ext. 2104