Streamway residents show support for a LTC home impacted by an outbreak

Residents sent cards to each Hope Street Terrace resident to help lift their spirits

After a COVID-19 outbreak was declared in January at Hope Street Terrace, a long-term care home in Port Hope, Streamway Villa residents wanted to show their support for people living at the home.

After a discussion about how to help, Streamway Villa life enrichment aide Chelsea Tinney suggested a resident activity where everyone would make cards and write a letter of support to send to residents and staff at Hope Street Terrace.

Streamway Villa is in Cobourg, the town next to Port Hope, and there’s a feeling of togetherness among long-term care homes in the area, says Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Laurie Kracht.

“We’re a small community … and we thought sending them cards would be a nice touch,” Laurie tells The OMNIway.

Streamway Villa residents then got to work making enough cards to send to all residents at Hope Street Terrace.

The Streamway management team then penned a letter to accompany the cards and everything was then sent to Hope Street Terrace.

“We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you,” the letter said. “Our residents have made cards for each of your residents in hopes to brighten their day just a little.”

In a Facebook post, the staff at Hope Street Terrace thanked Streamway Villa residents for their consideration, noting the residents’ gesture meant a lot to everyone.

“A big thank you goes out to Streamway Villa for their lovely cards and words of support. It truly brightened every resident’s day reading all these messages of Hope.”

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