Bridge to Dreams helps resident with Huntington’s have moment on the beach

When 57-year-old Clayton, a resident of Queensway Long-Term Care with Huntington’s Disease, was asked for his perfect day, he didn’t ask for a trip around the world or to win the lottery.

He just wanted to have a beer on the beach one more time.

In his younger days, Clayton was skilled at building and renovating homes and was always willing to give a helping hand to others. After a hard day’s work, Clayton truly enjoyed ‘many a do’ with friends and family.

Just like Clayton has always lived his life – he makes time for what really matters and keeps life simple – his dream was simple.

Queensway staff arranged for a white stretch limousine to pick up Clayton, his sister, niece and grand niece. The group was driven to a private beach in Grand Bend where a local brewery served Clayton a complimentary cold beer and gave him a t-shirt to commemorate this special dream come true.

Clayton said this experience should help us to remember that the key to life is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule what are your prioritizes.

Bridge to Dreams is a resident-centered initiative developed by Southbridge Care Homes in partnership with the homes it operates. The program encourages seniors to rekindle their passions and encourages them to celebrate life to the fullest.

“The Bridge to Dreams program is a purposeful way for us to honour our residents in meaningful ways, and together with the direct support of staff, we were able to do just that,” remarked Southbridge Chief Executive Officer Ryan Bell.

Queensway Long Term Care Home is a 60-bed long-term care home located in the village of Hensall. It is a fully accredited home with a person-centred quality program ensuring the highest level of care for every resident.

Southbridge Care Homes

Creating Caring Environments for seniors is a remarkable responsibility that Southbridge Care Homes takes seriously. Managing more than 30 long-term care homes, retirement and independent living communities across Ontario, we strive to ensure our residents feel connected, supported, loved and cared for.

Contact Information

Patrick Moore
Director of Communications, Stakeholder & Government Relations
766 Hespeler Road, Suite 201
Cambridge, ON N3H 5L8
P: (519) 621-8886, x. 201
M: (647) 539-3953
F: (519) 621-8144