One resident so happy with the outing she wants to make it a yearly event
Frost Manor residents and staff recently took a detour during the Lindsay long-term care home’s annual autumn leaf tour to stop at a farm owned by environmental services worker Tanya Smith’s family.
Life enrichment co-ordinator Vi O’Leary had been planning to do something different on this year’s leaf tour, which is a bus ride through the Lindsay region to look at the fall foliage, and when Tanya found out, she offered a stop at her family’s farm – in fact, she insisted.
And the 15 or so residents who went on the Oct. 6 leaf tour were happy they went, Vi says. At the farm they had a chance to see some of the animals Tanya’s family keeps and learned about each one. The maintenance team went to the farm the day before and set up a tent with chairs and tables as well, Vi notes.
The greatest thrill for residents was to spend time with the horses Tanya’s family keeps, Vi says. Resident Lillian Hawery loved the horses so much she asked if a trip to the farm could be an annual event, she adds.
Tanya’s mother-in-law made chili and egg salad sandwiches for lunch, and then her mother came by and helped served dessert.
“The residents keep talking about how great it was,” Vi says. “It was a wonderful thing for (Tanya’s family) to do this; we appreciate it so much.”
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