OWEN SOUND, ON – May 21, 2019 – Local care homes have combined efforts to raise awareness and funds for the local Alzheimer’s Society.
The residents and staff of Southbridge Long-Term Care homes Georgian Heights, Maple View and Errinrung participated in the annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 11 in Owen Sound and Thornbury. In addition, the home in Thornbury held a community fundraising BBQ featuring music, food, games and a charity auction.
The combined efforts of the homes were successful raising a combined $3,335 for the Grey-Bruce Alzheimer’s Society. Southbridge Managing Director Keith McIntosh presented a cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society of Grey-Bruce Executive Director, Stephen Musehl, at the Society’s office on May 21.
“We at Southbridge feel that there has never been a greater need to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. One in three seniors will die from Alzheimer’s disease and women in their sixties are twice as likely to get dementia or Alzheimer’s as they are to get breast cancer,” said McIntosh. “We will continue to do our part by supporting organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Society of Grey-Bruce to provide the support they need for the residents and families of this region through our 5 homes spread throughout the Grey Bruce Region.”
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Creating Caring Environments for seniors is a remarkable responsibility that Southbridge Care Homes takes seriously. Managing 37 long-term care, retirement and independent living communities across Ontario, we strive to ensure our residents feel connected, supported, loved and cared for. We plan to redevelop our communities so that we may continue to provide consistent, high-quality care for our residents now and in the future.
In the Grey Bruce region, Southbridge Care Homes operates five locations, which include Maple View and Georgian Heights in Owen Sound, Errinrung in Thornbury, Country Lane in Chatsworth and Parkview Manor in Chesley.
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- Combination of 37 long-term care and retirement communities
- Operations across 23 Ontario communities
- Capacity to care for more than 3,149 residents
- Employs more than 3,500
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