Dundas Manor residents eating well — with the help of neighbouring businesses

At the 50s themed BBQ, resident Marion Porteous has fun with staff members Susan Poirier (left) and Victoria Cotnam (right).

WINCHESTER — Every Wednesday, Dundas Manor residents enjoy a summer barbecue organized by the team at the Winchester long-term care home.

Lunchtime themes range from country picnics to beach parties to the Olympics. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the summer weather. Staff join in the fun as well.

But they aren’t the only ones. Local businesses are also a big part of the events.

“We wanted to support our local businesses and purchase supplies directly from them,” explains Nutritional Manager Stacey Williams. “It’s a great partnership!”

In recent weeks, barbecue meats were purchased from Greg’s Quality Meats. Sunflowers for the table centrepieces were bought at Planted Arrow Flowers and Gifts. St. Albert’s Cheese has been used to make poutine.  Fresh produce was purchased at J&L Produce.  And delectable desserts have come from Loughlin’s Country Store in Hallville.

Manor residents enjoyed Chinese food dinner from Mary’s Restaurant this week.

“We have 40 meals coming, as well as 75 egg rolls,” said Stacey in advance of that meal. “Everyone can’t wait!”

“We are so grateful to our local communities for the support they have provided over the past few months,” adds Administrator Susan Poirier. “This is another way we are saying thank you!”

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