Southampton Care Centre campaigns for Better Seniors' Care

In March, Jarlette's Southampton Care Centre took an opportunity to support the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s Better Seniors' Care advocacy campaign and to raise awareness in the community.

They held a big event, welcoming members of the community and a member of local MPP Lisa Thompson's team as they raised awareness about the need for more resources for long-term care.

The Southampton Care Centre has always been extremely active in these efforts.  Last year the Southampton facility placed 2nd in its category for support signatures.  

The event promoted the Better Seniors' care letter-writing campaign and also provided an opportunity to celebrate the home's unique efforts to "make an outstanding difference in the lives of others" by showcasing successes. 

"We are featuring our Resident-Led Events and Clubs (or REC programs) and the DementiAbility philosophy we have adopted," said Andrea Prentice, Resident & Family Services and Volunteer Coordinator.

The philosophy of REC is simple. Rather than just providing activities and entertainment, REC events and clubs bring together residents with common interests and a shared purpose. If there are no REC programs that are of interest, residents create their own club, with assistance from staff or volunteers. 

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