Bridge to Dreams connects a resident to his favourite restaurant meal
When Louis Guibord was younger, there was nothing he liked doing more than enjoying a meal at his favourite restaurant. Although older, his memories of working as a delivery person for the New Ruby in Rockland, Ontario have never faded.
Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Pinecrest, Louis was able to fulfill his long-standing dream of returning to the restaurant once again.
Some time had passed since he had the opportunity to return to the New Ruby. But his return brought back all his memories and feelings. He was thrilled to know the restaurant was still up and running. He was also able to eat his favourite food – Chinese. The owners and staff warmly welcomed him back and said they were happy to help Louis return to a place close to his heart.
Operated by Southbridge Care Homes, Southbridge Pinecrest implemented Bridge to Dreams, a resident-centered initiative developed by Southbridge Care Homes in partnership with the home.
“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 Keith McIntosh, Chief Executive Officer of Southbridge Care Homes.
Southbridge Pinecrest is a home to 60 residents in Plantagenet, Ontario.
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