Lanark Village team member’s children make drawings for 91 residents

‘Our hearts were filled with warmth, and our residents were so very happy to receive the gesture’
5/22/2020  - Deron Hamel

The children of a Lanark Village team member recently took the time to create drawings for each of the Kitchener seniors living community’s 91 residents – and their thoughtfulness made a difference.

When the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared March 11, Steeves & Rozema seniors living and long-term care communities put strict protocols in place to keep residents and team members safe from the virus.

During spring break, Lanark Village team member Kaitlyn Day encouraged her children to use some of their time off to draw for the residents. The gesture has been greatly appreciated by residents, says Lanark Village executive director Bradley Lukas.

Steeves & Rozema long-term care and seniors living communities are following important protocols to keep residents and team members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of these protocols, only “essential visitors” (who must be screened on site) are allowed entry to the homes. This means the majority of residents are not having visitors.

Being separated from their families has obviously been difficult for residents during this time, but the effort Kaitlyn’s children made brightened everyone’s day, Bradley says.

“Our hearts were filled with warmth, and our residents were so very happy to receive the gesture,” he tells S&R Today. “It’s amazing kids and staff like this that make Lanark Village a wonderful place to be.”

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