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Meadow Park Chatham

(519) 351-1330 - 110 Sandys Street Chatham, Ontario

Family Council BBQ

Celebrating Seniors' Month with Friends!

Meadow Park Chatham - Long Term Care

Meadow Park Chatham held it’s annual Family Council barbecue to raise awareness about Family Council Week but to also celebrate Seniors Month. The home has been holding this event for the past 5 years and the 2016 event boasted the best turnout from residents and families. Residents and families could enjoy a delicious barbecue, entertainment with fiddler Ryan St. Denis and a new twist this year ­ an old car show.

The Kent Historic Auto Club has been coming to Meadow Park each fall for a number of years and this year they agreed to switch things up a bit and attend the Family Council barbecue to showcase 14 of their gorgeous cars.
 
 
The Family Council at Meadow Park wanted to show they provide support for families coping with residents who live in the long-­term care setting. Local Chatham­Kent­Essex MPP Rick Nicholls was on hand at the event to meet and talk with residents and their families. He brought greetings from his office and talked about his efforts to bring the message to Parliament about the needs of seniors living in long­term care. He complimented Meadow Park on their efforts to care for and advocate for residents who live in the 100 bed long­term care home.
 
Meadow Park Chatham successfully submitted over 1,600 letters on behalf of their 100 bed home in partnership with the Ontario Long Term Care Association's Better Seniors Care Campaign (betterseniorscare.ca)
 
Overall, the mood was light­hearted and fun ­ residents and families alike could be seen tapping their toes and singing along with entertainer Ryan St. Denis who was joined by his wife Crystal Gage. The duo are among favourite entertainers who come to Meadow Park monthly to provide music.

"Family Council is an important venue for family members with loved ones in long term care. Its is a source of information, education and support for a journey that is new to many and scary for most. By extending that feeling of togetherness through food and music seems natural, and on a sunny summer day it always seems like a great idea. Our summer BBQ offers friends, family and residents a chance to get together in the open air, enjoy some hamburgers and hot dogs, great music and have fun. That's the foundation of Family Council at Meadow Park and we appreciate everyone's support" - Jay Cunningham ~ Family Council President


Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016
Family Council BBQ 2016

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