Today, at Losier Hall in Miramichi, seniors from the local community came together to witness the launch of a Nursing Home Without Walls. This program, spearheaded by the visionary founder Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, is dedicated to providing essential support and services to older adults, enriching their lives while allowing them to age gracefully in their homes.
The event showcased the commitment of Nursing Home Without Walls to ensuring older adults and their families have access to vital services and information related to aging in place. The program aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness through innovative social health initiatives, recognizing the profound impact on both older adults and their caregivers.
Tammy Malley, a senior navigator, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to welcome seniors from the Miramichi community into Losier Hall today for the launch of the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative. As this program grows, we hope that it becomes the hub for seniors where they can access services to help them live better at home.”
The event hosted esteemed guests, including the Honourable Kathy Bockus, Minister responsible for Seniors, and local elected officials MLA Réjean Savoie, MLA Michelle Conroy, Mayor Adam Lordon, Deputy Mayor Paddy Quinn, and Councilor Veronique Arseneault. Their presence underscored the community’s collective commitment to empowering the local population to respond to the evolving needs of an aging demographic.
Nursing Home Without Walls is breaking down walls and fostering a supportive environment for seniors to age with dignity, surrounded by a caring community. The launch event marked the beginning of a brighter and more connected future for older adults in Miramichi.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us, including the Miramichi Fiddlers, for making this Grand Opening an incredible success.
Shannex is proud to participate in the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative. The Nursing Home Without Walls program is a collaboration between Social Development, the Université de Moncton, and Healthcare Excellence Canada.