Lanark Heights dedicates week to celebrating team members

Food, gifts and draws mark July Nursing Week at the Kitchener LTC community
7/21/2021  - Deron Hamel
 

Lanark Heights recently celebrated all team members working at the Kitchener, Ont. long-term care community with a week of special food, gifts and draws.

National Nursing Week was May 10 to 16 this year, but due to Lanark Heights team members attending their annual educational seminars in May and June, Nursing Week was moved to the week of July 4 to 10 this year at the home.

As with other Steeves & Rozema long-term care and seniors living communities, Lanark Heights uses Nursing Week every year to honour nurses along with all other team members for their hard work.

“We hosted a week of celebrations in honour of Nursing Week ... to help thank all our team members for the great work they do daily and especially during the pandemic,” administrator Hildy Nickel tells S&R Today.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, safety precautions were in place with infection prevention and control standards in full effect.

Highlights of the week included:

- Fresh-made doughnuts from Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant provided to all team members on Monday

- Special thank-you cards were given to the Lanark Heights team by local hospice services volunteers to express gratitude for everything they do, along with a jar of honey from a local supplier

- On Wednesday, all team members were invited to a barbecue. A special cake was donated by a resident’s family

- Thursday was make-your-own-ice-cream-sundae day

- On Friday, team members enjoyed salsa and tortilla chips

Each day featured draws for gift cards and other prizes.

“All these great daily events (went) very well and helped keep team members’ spirits up, especially on these hot, humid days,” Hildy says.

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