Streamway team member comes up with a ‘cheesy’ way to help residents enjoy hockey

Dietary aide Tammy Dunn made special cheese spread for residents to enjoy while watching the NHL playoffs

Tammy Dunn is a good sport. Even though she cheers for the Montreal Canadiens, she recently paid homage to the Habs’ two arch rivals – the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins – to help Streamway Villa residents enjoy Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs … even if her efforts were a bit “cheesy”.

Tammy, a dietary aide at the Cobourg long-term care home, made two cheese spreads – one shaped like the Leafs’ logo, the other shaped like the Bruins’ emblem – for residents to enjoy with crackers while they watched Game 7 of the Leafs-Bruins series April 23.

Boston beat the Leafs 5-1 to advance in the playoffs.

“I thought it would be nice for them to have a treat,” Tammy says, when asked what inspired her.

While Tammy says the cheese spreads, which were a mixture of cream cheese, grated cheese and Worcestershire sauce, were easy to make, life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty says this is just one example of Tammy going the extra mile for residents.

Tammy, she says, is always going above and beyond the call of duty to enhance quality of life for residents.

“It’s little things like that she constantly does,” Christina says of Tammy making the cheese spreads.

Every Christmas, Tammy, who has been part of the Streamway Villa team for 33 years, will decorate the windows with cartoons, snowmen and other characters for residents to enjoy, Christina adds.

“Her dedication to our residents continues to amaze me.”

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