Willows Estate honours all staff during Nursing Week

Local florist covers half the cost of succulents team members received to celebrate their hard work

Willows Estate staff members have been showing outstanding dedication to the residents they serve and to each other throughout the COVID-19 pandemic which made National Nursing Week celebrations even more important this year.

National Nursing Week was May 10 to 16. Like OMNI Health Care’s other 17 long-term care homes, Willows Estate celebrates Nursing Week every year by honouring all staff members working in every department.

“We celebrate all staff in all departments, and that’s important,” Teddy Mazzuca, the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator, tells The OMNIway.

“It was a celebration to honour the staff for all the work they have been doing. … As often as we can, it’s important for us to appreciate staff.”

During National Nursing Week, Willows Estate team members were treated to fresh cookies that were individually wrapped, and everyone received a succulent plant from a local florist, Flowers By Terry.

In fact, to show support for the Willows Estate team, Flowers By Terry covered 50 per cent of the cost of the succulents that were given to staff members, Teddy notes, adding the florist’s generosity was greatly appreciated by all.

Held the week of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12 every year since 1965, National Nursing Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions nurses make to our health-care system.

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