#ShowTheLove to Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes in North Simcoe Muskoka
The North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services (NSM SGS) program is encouraging North Simcoe Muskoka residents, groups and organizations to participate in a campaign aimed at lifting the spirits of those living and working in long-term care and retirement homes.
COVID-19, and the Omicron variant, has impacted everyone but especially older adults in long-term care homes and retirement homes.
“For nearly two years, older adults in care homes have been limited in the way they can interact with family and friends as a result of COVID-19 and ongoing restrictions. For many, activities in their homes have been reduced or stopped again to minimize the risk and spread of Omicron. This has resulted in isolation and a real sense of loneliness for so many residents and their loved ones,” says Sandra Easson-Bruno, Director of the NSM SGS program.
Last year, the first #ShowtheLove campaign was an overwhelming success with so many people and partners joining in around our region. It brought hope and joy to many of those living and working in these care homes. Because of that, the NSM SGS program is asking local communities to join the campaign for the second year. Join us the week of February 14th – 18th
According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiological Summary, from the period January 15, 2020 to January 16, 2022:
For information, or to arrange a virtual or phone interview about the initiative, contact:
Sandra Easson-Bruno, Director, North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 705-417-2192 x5102