Streamway Villa residents engaged in the issues ahead of election day

Candidate Lou Rinaldi meets with residents, and residents’ council and current events program helped inform everyone

Streamway Villa team members and residents collaborated to help educate people living at the Cobourg long-term care home on the issues surrounding the June 7 Ontario election to help them make informed decisions.

Prior to the election, the home’s residents’ council members spoke with residents about the candidates and the issues in this election. The home also has a Sunday-morning news and events program that engaged residents in matters concerning this election to help people choose the candidate they wanted, Christina Doughty, Streamway Villa’s life enrichment co-ordinator, tells The OMNIway.

“If residents had questions they could ask others,” Christina says.

One of the candidates in the riding, Lou Rinaldi, who was unseated as Liberal MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South in the election, stopped by Streamway Villa on June 3 to speak with residents and staff members to share his platform.

“That was really appreciated,” Christina says.

A polling station was set up at Streamway Villa on election day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Team members helped take residents who needed assistance to the polling station so they could privately cast their ballot.

Progressive Conservative candidate David Piccini won the election in Northumberland-Peterborough South and will become the riding’s MPP.

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