Manitoulin Lodge wins contest promoting better seniors care in Ontario

GORE BAY—The Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home in Gore Bay has again taken first place in a campaign contest put on by the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLCTA), thanks in large part to local residents, family and friends’ support. The campaign is designed to indicate to the provincial government that long term care homes need to be funded better.

“We have a very, very supportive community,” stated Lee Turley, administrator of the Lodge this past Monday. “We finished in first place province-wide among long-term care homes in the 1-79 beds category.”

Mr. Turley explained that local residents, family, friends and supporters of the Lodge posted 949 letters, calls or tweets to Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha calling for better seniors care in the province. “For all long-term care homes in the province, a total of 25,850 letters, calls or tweets had been sent in and, of that, as of last week’s total Jarlette Health Services (nursing homes) made up over 12,000 of that total.”

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