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Foundation donates a relaxing ride to CHO residents

On Senior’s Day this year (October 1) the Centre d’Hébergement Ormstown (CHO) Foundation unveiled its most recent donation: an adaptive glider swing. The building already has one of these swings in the front, and members of the foundation wanted to equip the back area with the same feature. Swings like this, which provide pleasure and relaxation to residents, cost approximately $6,500. The donation was made possible in part by a donation from Huntingdon MNA Claire IsaBelle and with the support of friends and family of the CHO.


Members of the CHO Foundation gather for the unveiling of the new swing. CHO resident Margaret McQuade Rust is joined by MNA Claire IsaBelle and CHO Foundation members Lynn Caza, Diane Tremblay, Lynn McWhinnie, Heidi Rankin, Jean-Gilles Bourdeau, and Fatiha Akartit.  PHOTO Courtesy of the CHO


The foundation’s next goal is to contribute to the purchase of a Tovertafel, “a projection apparatus designed to aid residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia,” explains member Heidi Rankin. The unit is portable and can therefore be transported from room to room. It is quite expensive, costing around $14,500$.

If you are interested in donating, there are two ways in which you can. You may mail a cheque to the CHO Foundation at 65 Rue Hector, Ormstown, QC, J0S 1K0, or e-transfer your donation to Currently, the foundation is unable to offer tax receipts.

The foundation would like to spread the message that it is not the same thing as the Barrie Memorial Hospital Foundation; they are two distinct foundations.



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