Pancakes bring residents and families together at Forest Hill

There’s nothing that brings people together quite like food, and at Forest Hill recently it was pancakes that did the job.

The Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s fifth annual pancake breakfast was held Dec. 14. Life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest says the event was successful at its intended goal: to bring as many residents and their loved ones together as possible.

“The pancake breakfast really gets a lot of family involvement – over half the people attending were family members this year,” he tells The OMNIway.

Over a breakfast of pancakes covered with fruit toppings, bacon and sausage, residents and their family members enjoyed the morning together and there were, of course, opportunities for everyone to make new connections.

“This is always a really good chance for families to come in and have breakfast with their loved ones just before Christmas, and it’s always a lot of fun,” Craig says.

Craig cites the Forest Hill monthly Diners Club as another example of how hosting special meals for residents and their family members is a tried and proven way to build a stronger community at the home.

“There is really good family involvement, and that’s what we want.”

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