Frost Manor celebrates Canada Day with photoshoots for residents

Frost Manor resident Mary Lee Digiacomo, who was named Frost Manor’s 2020 Ms. Canada, shows her Canadian pride on July 1.

Team members name resident Mary Lee Digiacomo Frost Manor’s 2020 Ms. Canada

Canada Day celebrations were different at Frost Manor this year, but despite protocols in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents still celebrated Canada’s 153rd birthday with lots of fun and laughter.

The highlight of the celebrations at Frost Manor on July 1 was a photoshoot organized by the life enrichment team.

Life enrichment aides Amy Whitehead and Taylor Davies dressed residents in red and white props with the maple leaf and took pictures of them in a photo booth they set up.

Residents got right into the action.

“The residents were seen cheering each other on and discussing the best and funniest poses,” life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton tells The OMNIway.

One resident in particular stood out for her Canadian enthusiasm.

Mary Lee Digiacomo had red pompoms and was cheering her friends on and offering helpful tips and tricks to striking the perfect pose, Lyndsay says.

To make things even more fun, staff members crowned Mary Lee Frost Manor’s 2020 Ms. Canada.

It was Mary Lee’s “winning look and very Canadian personality” that earned her the honour, Lyndsay says.

“Although Canada Day was very different this year, we certainly celebrated in style,” she adds.

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