Local community and staff help create a happy Easter at Maplewood

‘It was a team effort on Easter Sunday’

Maplewood residents had a happy and memorable Easter, thanks to the generosity of the local community and the creativity of staff members at the Brighton, Ont. long-term care home.

People from the community donated Easter gift baskets to Maplewood, and staff members delivered these to each of the home’s residents.

Maplewood life enrichment aide Rosanne Blackburn, who is well known at the home for coming up with creative ideas for engaging residents and staff, dressed up as the Easter Bunny.

Before lunch was served on Easter Sunday, Rosanne and all of the Maplewood staff members did the chicken dance for residents. As an added touch, they wore chicken T-shirts and chicken headbands that were made by nutritional care staff members Jackie and Linda.

Residents were also served a special Easter breakfast of fried eggs and bacon that was plated to look like bunnies, with the eggs for the face and bacon strips for the ears.

Rosanne is commending everyone working at Maplewood for pulling together to make Easter special for residents.

“It was a team effort on Easter Sunday,” she tells The OMNIway. “It was a fun day full of laughs.”

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