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Dimensions Newsletter Spring 2022

The Bonds of Resilience and Trust

The recent lifting of the numerous provincial restrictions in place for the last two years has helped us all to feel the burdens of the two-year long COVID-19 pandemic starting to shift. Because we have a way to go before we can put the pandemic and its impacts far behind us, we must remain vigilant to ensure we stay on track toward recovery.

McCormick Care Group Announces Employee Values Award Recipient for 2022

We're pleased to announce that Heidi Smythe is our 2022 McCormick Care Group Employee Values Award winner. Heidi was selected for her exemplary demonstration of our organizational value of collaboration.

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Taking a New Look at Recreation

Recreation looks a little different these days at the McCormick Day Program. Our recreation staff have discovered that facilitating recreational programs on-site now is quite different than before we were closed due to COVID-19.

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I never thought he would get lost

“I Never Thought He Would Get Lost”

Did you know that six in 10 people living with dementia become lost at some point? One of the most common statements we hear from caregivers is, “He has never wandered before, so I don’t think he ever will.” The reality is that just because someone has not wandered or gotten lost today does not mean that it will not happen tomorrow.

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Ritz Gala a Huge Success!

We wish to extend our heartiest thanks to all the generous supporters of this year’s annual Ritz Gala that was hosted online by the McCormick Care Foundation on January 27.  More than $80,000 was raised to support enhanced life enrichment programs for our residents at McCormick Home and our clients at McCormick Dementia Services.

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A New Look at Our History

We are pleased to share an in-depth look at our founder, Mrs. Ellen Gregsten, who served as our first president when the Women’s Christian Association was established in 1874.

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