Residents brighten up Frost Manor with creative designs on their wheelchairs and walkers

Frost Manor residents Chris Todd (left) and Mary Lee Digiacomo (right) pose with their award-winning walker and wheelchair designs.

Lindsay LTC home hosts contest that gets lots of resident and family participation

During the Christmas season and continuing into the new year, some Frost Manor residents had noticeably brightened up the Lindsay long-term care home with creative designs on their wheelchairs and walkers.

That’s because the life enrichment department hosted a contest for residents to dress up their mobility devices and compete for bragging rights over who had the best design.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton says there was a lot of participation from family members who helped their loved ones jazz up their wheelchairs and walkers.

“They got really creative this year,” Lyndsay tells The OMNIway. “They had lights on them, they had garland and ornaments, and it was really neat because they paraded them around until well after Christmas, so it was kind of cool to see that.”

Resident Chris Todd won the honours for the best-dressed walker. Her walker became a mobile kissing booth that her family helped her make. “She won by a landslide,” Lyndsay says.

Lots of bright lights and a blue and silver colour scheme helped resident Mary Lee Digiacomo take the spot for the best-dressed wheelchair.

Lyndsay says the life enrichment team was inspired to have a contest for best-dressed wheelchair and best-dressed walker after the success of a similar contest at the home last Easter.

“We did a smaller version last year at Easter (and) it went over so well we wanted to do a Christmas-themed one,” Lyndsay says. “The families really got on board again.”

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