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The Palace-Alexandria staff go above and beyond to make one resident's dreams come true: Bridging dreams to reality for a Pink Floyd fan
In December, the staff of The Palace-Alexandria Long Term Care Home were delighted to surprise Michel, a young resident and lifelong fan of Pink Floyd with the opportunity to hear his favourite band’s music in a live venue.
Michel and his sister, brother in law and nieces enjoyed hearing the best of Pink Floyd as performed by Floyd Memory – The Canadian Pink Floyd Show in St-Lazare, Quebec and then reliving the experience with the residents of the home upon his return. The highlight of this trip for Michel was being able to meet the band members and taking his photo with them.
The concert was the first resident dream awarded under the Bridge to Dreams program, a new resident-centred initiative developed by Southbridge Care Homes in partnership with the long-term care home.
“We believe that this program will have a positive outcome on our residents’ health, purpose and sense of value,” remarked Keith McIntosh, President & CEO of Southbridge Care Homes. “Each dream is important, and we want to honour as many residents as possible across our portfolio of managed homes.”
Terry Dubé, Executive Director of The Palace-Alexandria Long Term Care Home commented, “We are grateful for the community that has already come alongside us to support this program, to include a generous donation from a family of a former resident.”
In photos (top to bottom): Michel poses with the band; Michel shows his appreciation to the staff at the home for the experience.
This story was originally published by Southbridge Care Homes. Reposted with permission.