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Giant rocking chair stops in Alliston

Posted: June 17, 2016

(June 17, 2016)

By: Maija Hoggett, Alliston Herald

The Ontario Health Coalition brought their campaign to improve the province’s long-term care homes to Alliston today.

Volunteers with the coalition set up a giant rocking chair on Victoria Street East near Sir Frederick Banting Road to raise awareness for its campaign. The goals are to have the government set a four-hour minimum care standard of hands-on care, per resident per day, and to improve access to care and reduce wait times.

“The rocking chair is a symbol of care,” said volunteer Peter Boyle. “It’s a symbol of contentment in your golden years and it’s something that’s lacking.”

This is the third year for the rocking chair tour, which is stopping in 19 communities this year.

For more information on the campaign, visit www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca.

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