Moira Place Easter Egg Hunt brings community together

Each year, Moira Place Long-Term Care Home hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for the entire community. A resident in a wheelchair smiles at two toddlers on the floor in front of her who are playing with their chocolate eggs

This past year, more than 400 people attended the event, where over 170 kids scoured the grounds in search of sweet treats.

"It's not just fun for the kids," says Michael O'Keeffe, Moira Place's Administrator. "The residents have a blast. It's a wonderful intergenerational event and the residents look on with delight as the little ones search for their chocolate eggs."

This year, the long-term are home also held a draw for four new children's bicycles, geared toward the age groups of 0-2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8-12. 

"We'd like to thank Drain Poultry, one of our local egg producers, who helps us with the cost of the eggs, as well as our Residents’ Council who assisted with the cost of the bikes for the kids," added O'Keeffe. "With their help we had another successful, fun event!"

More information about the event can be found in coverage from Inside Belleville.

An outdoor shot of kids of all ages looking for Easter eggs as adults look on

In photos (top to bottom): A resident enjoys some quiet time with some of the children. Kids take to the grounds to try to find all the Easter eggs.
Special thanks to Bill Piton for the photos.