Residents enjoy coffee outings, doughnuts, discussion
The coffee’s on.
Java and doughnuts are plentiful these days for residents of Willows Estate in Aurora.
A business in the community donated $1,500 worth of Tim Hortons gift cards to the long-term care home.
Ideas for frequent trips to the local coffee shop and a doughnut and discussion group in-house have been percolating since Willows Estate received the gift during the Christmas holidays.
Residents look forward to going to their neighbourhood coffee shop, says Teddy Mazzuca, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) for Willows Estate.
“They enjoy being out,” Teddy says.
“A bowl of soup and a sandwich it’s something different. And, they love Tim’s coffee,” she adds.
So far this year, the LEC has hosted a few Tim Hortons outings each month – some exclusively for the women, others for the male residents, and then also mixed coffee dates. “It works out really well,” she says.
For those residents who are unable to go to the coffee shop, Willows Estate hosts a program that features Tims coffee, doughnuts and discussion. The initiative ensures everyone is able to enjoy the gift for the home.
The $1,500 donation, “will go a long way,” Teddy adds.
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