Willows Estates serves tea for 22

OMNI homes celebrate Mother’s Day

Willows Estate was thinking pink when it came to planning this year’s Mother’s Day tea.

From pink carnations to fancy sandwiches made on pink bread, about 22 of the Aurora long-term care home’s female residents took part in festivities marking Mother’s Day, celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May.

“It was a busy weekend,” says Teddy Mazzuca, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) for Willows Estate.

“It was a really nice tea.

“One of our volunteers said a few special words to the mothers.” The volunteer shared writings and poetry about motherhood.

A community partner donated a fresh basket of pink carnations and one was presented to each woman who attended the affair. Teddy was able to track down pink bread to use for the sandwiches.

Many family members dropped by to see their loved ones over the Mother’s Day weekend. “There were a lot of visitors in, which was nice to see,” Teddy notes.

Meanwhile in Norwood, at Pleasant Meadow Manor, the long-term care home also hosted a Mother’s Day tea and offered carnations to its female residents. Later, those who were interested joined in on a Mother’s Day word game in the afternoon.

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