VIDEO: Frost Manor becomes a water park for a day

LINDSAY, Ont. – On the sunny afternoon of Aug. 26, Frost Manor turned its backyard into a water park and gave residents a chance to go for a ride down a 50-foot water slide team members had set up. Read more

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Water slide brings a splash of fun and laughter to Frost Manor

Resident Dorothy Burrows takes a trip down the water slide that was set up at Frost Manor on Aug. 26.

LINDSAY, Ont. – Ninety-nine-year-old Frost Manor resident Chris Todd lies down and then steadies herself in a plastic tube fitted with two straps – one held by maintenance manager Rick Riel, the other held by life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton.

Rick and Lyndsay then run down the 50-foot length of the water slide that has been laid down behind the Lindsay long-term care home, with Chris sliding at their side. A crowd of residents and staff members cheers her on.

Chris has a big smile spread across her face.

“I enjoyed that,” she says afterward.

It was the afternoon of Aug. 26 when Frost Manor’s backyard was turned into a water park, and the residents clearly had a lot of fun.

At first, they were apprehensive about taking the plunge down the water slide. But after the first two residents volunteered to go, other residents thought it looked like fun and wanted to take a turn.

By the end of the program, about half the residents who had come outside to see the water slide had taken a turn going down its slippery path.

Lyndsay came up with the idea to have a water slide at Frost Manor after being encouraged by her friends on Facebook.

“There was a viral video of seniors going down a water slide, and a few of my friends tagged me on Facebook to say I should try this, and I’m glad we did,” she says.

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