Photo Op Advisory - peopleCare Breaks Ground on 160 Bed Long-Term Care Residence Today

    Modern Home Set to Ease Pressure on Local London Healthcare System

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - peopleCare announced they will be breaking ground
on their 160 bed home today, August 1, 2008. The 160 bed long-term care
residence is slated to open for the final quarter of 2009. The site will also
house a second phase, 100 unit assisted living residence that is expected to
complete construction shortly after completion of the first phase.
    "Currently, Londoners have a 12 to 24 month wait to place loved ones into
long-term care homes," said Brent Gingerich, President & CEO of peopleCare
"That's simply too much of a burden on the healthcare system, elderly patients
and families. We are very pleased to offer a 'continuum of care community' to
London through these two modern residences."

    What:        Groundbreaking of London's newest Long-Term Care Home

    Who:         Christopher Bentley - MPP London West & Ontario Attorney
                 Councilor Paul Hubert - City of London (Ward 8)
                 Nancy O'Regan - Alzheimer Society of London
                 Brent Gingerich - President & CEO peopleCare
                 Julie Girard - Local Health Integration Network

    Where:       1242 Oakcrossing Rd.
                 (Off Sarnia Rd, between Wonderland and Hyde Park Road)

    When:        Friday August 1, 2008 11:00 AM

    Directions:  1. Follow HYDE PARK RD to SARNIA RD East
                 2. While on SARNIA RD turn South onto
                    BEAVERBROOK AVE
                 3. Turn LEFT onto OAKCROSSING RD.
                 4. peopleCare is at 1242 OAKCROSSING RD
                 Please call 519-641-0023 for further information.

    About peopleCare (

    peopleCare carries on a family tradition of providing homes where people
care. In 1968, the organization's founders LeRoy and Ruth Schlegel began
caring for elderly neighbours in a converted school house in Tavistock. Today,
with three long-term care residences located throughout Southwestern Ontario,
peopleCare has developed an outstanding reputation in the health-care field.

For further information:

For further information: Patrick McCaully, Pointman Public Relations, T:
(416) 855-9427,

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