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Local Rotary clubs install sunshades at long-term care homes

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Sunshades have been installed at the outdoor visiting areas of Grey County’s three long-term care homes thanks to area Rotary Clubs.

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Grey County says it was contacted in the spring by the Thornbury-Clarksburg club who expressed an interest in completing a project to support seniors living in local long-term care communities.

County staff suggested installing sunshades as a way to make outdoor visiting spaces – used frequently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – safer and more comfortable, according to a Grey County news release.

The Thornbury-Clarksburg Club then reached out to other Rotary Clubs in Grey County for assistance. The Markdale Rotary Club decided to share the building costs for the sunshade at Grey Gables, while the Hanover club assisted with the Rockwood Terrace sunshade and the Owen Sound Rotary Club shared the cost of the shade at Lee Manor.

“We are grateful for this Colour It partnership. It is a reflection of the community support that we have felt throughout the pandemic and a true act of kindness that makes a real difference in the lives of our residents,” Jennifer Cornell, Grey County’s director of long-term care, said in the news release.

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