‘Knowing how much the residents enjoy the luncheon makes it all worthwhile’
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 — Deron Hamel
The Frost Manor team once again gave a 100 per cent effort into making this year’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon a success, and this was evident by the smiles on the faces of six happy couples who attended the event, says life enrichment co-ordinator Vi O’Leary.
As with past years, the Feb. 14 event saw dietary staff members create a special luncheon of lasagna, caesar salad and non-alcoholic wine, while life enrichment staff pitched in decorating the Lindsay long-term care home in red to mark the spirit of the occasion. Each of the six ladies received a red rose, courtesy of the home.
The Frost Manor team always goes the extra mile for resident couples on Valentine’s Day because it’s an occasion that means a lot to the men and women, O’Leary says. One of the couples attending this year’s luncheon lives at the home, while the other five couples have one spouse each living at Frost Manor and the other living at home.
What makes Valentine’s Day so special at Frost Manor is the fact that some of the couples don’t get a chance to spend much time together, says O’Leary. By hosting the event, staff members are promoting quality of life for residents and their spouses, she says.
“The next day I was talking to one of the residents, and she thanked us for having the luncheon and she thanked us for giving each of the ladies a rose,” O’Leary says, adding the spouses living outside the home also comment on how the luncheon is important to them.
“Knowing how much the residents enjoy the luncheon makes it all worthwhile.”
On Feb. 13, Frost Manor hosted a Valentine’s party, to make sure all residents were included in festivities that go along with the occasion.
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