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Giant Rocking Chair Tour 2016: Rock-in for Improved Care!

Posted: June 21, 2016

(June 21, 2016)

Rocking Chair Tour Update

The Ontario Health Coalition’s giant 10-foot tall rocking chair with its message of the urgent need to bring in a 4-hour per day minimum care standard and improve access to long-term care has visited 17 communities (only 2 more to go!) including Prescott, Plantagenet, Orleans, Carleton Place, Almonte, Barry’s Bay, Bancroft, Norwood, Lindsay, Newmarket, Alliston, King City, Orangeville, Exeter, Amherstburg, Essex & St. Thomas.

Tuesday June 21Last Stops of the Tour!

Tillsonburg 1 p.m., Maple Manor Nursing Home, 73 Bidwell St.
Woodstock 3:30 p.m., sidewalk across the street from Caressant Care Nursing Home, 81 Fyfe Ave.

LET’S DEMAND IMPROVED CARE FOR ONTARIO’S LONG TERM CARE HOMES!

The Ontario government must:

  • Set a minimum care staffing standard of 4-hours of hands-on care per day, per resident.
  • Improve access to care and reduce wait times.

Our huge thanks to the community members, and the residents and staff at the long-term care homes in each community that have come out to show their support, share their stories and hop on the chair for a photo. The rocking chair has made news across the province! Here are some photos from the tour and links to the news coverage:

Day 1: Prescott and Plantagenet
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Day 2: Orleans, Carleton Place and Almonte
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Day 3: Barry’s Bay and Bancroft
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Day 4: Norwood and Lindsay
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Day 5: Newmarket, Alliston and King City
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Day 6: Orangeville and Exeter
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Day 7: Amherstburg and Essex
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MEDIA COVERAGE 

Alliston: 
http://www.simcoe.com/community-story/6728141-giant-rocking-chair-stops-in-alliston/
Barry’s Bay & Bancroft: 
http://www.mybancroftnow.com/13506/giant-rocking-chair-raise-awareness-barrys-bay/
http://www.renfrewtoday.ca/default.asp?pid=9137265&wireid=02575_RP-RockingChair1_081256#.V2NR83_BPzo.facebook
Orangeville: 
http://citizen.on.ca/?p=6354
Orleans:
http://www.cfra.com/news/2016/06/14/giant-rocking-chair-brought-to-orleans-to-raise-awareness-about-long-term-care
Plantagenet:
http://www.thereview.ca/a-10-foot-tall-rocking-chair-stops-in-plantagenet

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