|Debbie Frey is surrounded by friends and family as she receives the recognition of Resident of the Year.|
CapitalCare Dickinsfield’s Resident of the Year is Debbie Frey. Well-known as the top resident fundraiser in the 2014 Run for the Brave, Debbie is also an artist, volunteer and advocate for other residents and clients.
A resident for the past six years, Debbie donates her personal artwork to decorate residents’ rooms, regularly assists at the centre knitting group as well as helping clients in the Young Adult Day Support (YADS) program with their artistic and creative ventures. When Debbie isn’t volunteering her time in activities, she participates on the Resident Council and fundraises for CapitalCare Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis society.
Understanding the importance of having celebrations at the local level, Debbie chooses to hold her birthday party on the unit, sharing cake and musical entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. She shows her appreciation to staff by recognizing them at significant times of the year. And she is attentive to the needs of her fellow residents, often taking comments and concerns forward to management on their behalf.
Debbie’s care manager, Brent Huculak, surprised her with the award at a celebration held June 7 during Seniors Week.
Jan Hrasko, Recreation Therapist,
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Feast on the Field
Strathcona Fashion Show
On May 24th, the ladies of CapitalCare Strathcona and Pieces Passion for Fashion teamed up to put on a fashion show that won’t soon be forgotten. After a champagne reception, participating residents assembled two different outfits for themselves, which they then modeled for an audience of staff, residents and friends.
Once the show was over, residents and friends spent the rest of the evening shopping from the beautiful selection of fashion pieces and enjoying baked treats, courtesy of Renee Rhodes.The event was co-hosted by Liz Ellett, a resident of Laurier House Strathcona, care practice lead Renee Rhodes and site director Liz Tanti.