Rosebridge Manor remembers past residents

A picture board is on display as part of a recent memorial service at Rosebridge Manor in Jasper, Ont.

Jasper long-term care home holds memorial service

Members of the Rosebridge Manor community had a chance to reflect on the lives and memories of past loved ones and residents June 20.

The 78-bed Jasper, Ont. long-term care home held a memorial service to honour residents who passed away between the period of June 2018 to June 2019. The annual service provides family members, friends, residents and employees with the opportunity to remember those who are gone.

A minister led the service and Rosebridge Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Kathy Barr compiled a photo display board of the 24 residents. It’s a service she organizes and holds annually in June.

“We had a good response from family members coming back to the home to attend the memorial service,” Kathy tells The OMNIway.

“Our Anglican church minister does a nice service to honour them. She’s gracious enough to do it for (us) every year.”

The service drew seven family members from the community to the home.

“A lot of folks find it difficult coming back so it was nice to see them.”

In addition, two female Rosebridge Manor residents both lost their husbands during the past year so it was a poignant service for them as well. “I think it meant a lot to them that we had the service. It (demonstrated) we really cared about them.”

For the employees, the picture board was well-received. “It’s a time for them to reflect too,” the LEC adds.

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