Streamway team creates fall fair for residents

Autumn is definitely in the air. If you live in a small Ontario town, that means fall fair time has arrived.

At Streamway Villa, team members created a festive fall fair for the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home’s residents.

While some towns have cancelled their fall fairs this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Streamway Villa was able to host a safe event with protocols in effect.

Like all fall fairs, Streamway Villa’s event included a midway, with a variety of stations for games, and there were lots of treats for residents to enjoy.

There was also a barbecue with a fall fair favourite, corn on the cob, served to residents. No fall fair would be complete without a big stick of candy floss, and there was lots of that too, thanks to a new addition to the home.

“I bought us a cotton candy machine which the residents loved,” life enrichment co-ordinator Laurie Kracht tells The OMNIway.

Laurie adds the day was perfect for a fair.

“It was beautiful, not too hot, a nice breeze, and happy faces.”

Looking ahead, Laurie says she hopes to see the Streamway fall fair taken to a new height.

“We wanted to do more, but with the pandemic still out there, we were limited,” she says. “Maybe next year we can have the zoo animals or a horse and buggy ride.”

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