Media Advisory - Association Kicks off Continuing Care Month in Windsor

    WINDSOR, NS, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - The 6th Annual NSAHO Continuing Care Month
Campaign will kick off on Monday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at Windsor Elms
Village for Continuing Care Society in Windsor.

    What?                     6th Annual NSAHO Continuing Care Month Campaign

    Who?                       Andrea Leonard, Senior Director Clinical Care,
                                             Northwood Homecare

                                Ben Robertson, Music Therapist, Windsor Elms

                                 Mary Baldwin, Director of Public Affairs and
                                           Communications, NSAHO

                                     Residents' Chime Choir, Windsor Elms

    When?                                Monday, Sept.  14, 2 p.m.

                                               Windsor Elms
    Where?                                   590 King Street
                                           Windsor, NS  B0N 2T0

    Ms. Baldwin will launch an awareness campaign aimed at educating people
about the importance of this growing sector and recognizing the difference
continuing care programs, organizations, employees and volunteers make in the
lives of Nova Scotians.
    Ben Robertson and Andrea Leonard will profile examples of advances being
made in the continuing care sector. Ms. Leonard will announce the launch of a
new provincial initiative.
    The Residents' Chime Choir will play a few pieces for the residents and
staff who have joined together to celebrate the continuing care sector.

    The term, continuing care is used to describe a range of health-related
services and programs that are offered outside of the hospital setting, either
on a long-term or short-term basis. The ultimate goal is to help people live
their lives to the fullest in the place they call home. Continuing care
employees work in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, homes for
the aged, home care organizations (including home support and visiting
nursing), residential care facilities, adult residential centres, regional
rehabilitation centres, and community-based options such as group homes and
small option homes across the province.

For further information:

For further information: Mary Baldwin, Director, Public Affairs and
Communications, NSAHO, (902)832-8513, (902) 292-2761,,

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