On Mother’s Day this year, the Family Council at St. Gabriel Villa in Chelmsford set up a special area to greet visitors to the long-term care centre to see loved ones on the special day.
St. Gabriel Villa is a 128-bed long-term care facility that opened its doors in 2010.
Family councils are made up of family members and friends of long-term care residents. The members offer caregiver peer support, educate themselves and learn about issues affecting residents of long-term care facilities.
“Family councils are empowered by legislation and work to improve the experiences of all people in long-term care,” the group said in an email to Sudbury.com.
In conjunction with Family Council Week, which is June 3 to 9, Family Councils Ontario is hosting a virtual conference from June 6-8. The theme is “It Starts with Us.” The event was promoted on Mother’s Day by the Family Council of Villa St. Gabriel Villa.
If you would like to get involved with the council at St. Gabriel, you can [email protected] to learn more.