Campbell’s Bay September 16, 2022
Les Ami(e)s du Manoir St-Joseph held its annual Fair Day for the residents last Friday. This involved various activities, the highlight of which was volunteers from the 4-H Club bringing out some animals to spend time with the residents.
A recent covid outbreak at the Manoir caused the residents to completely miss the Shawville Fair, so staff did their best to bring the fair to them.
“We did exhibits where some of them put up their quilts for display, we had games, we had fair food like homemade beavertails and ended with the 4-H coming and showing off their animals,” said Charleen Moore, a personal support worker and activity coordinator at Les Ami(e)s du Manoir St-Joseph.
4-H members brought their cows, sheep, goats and rabbits. Every non-resident was masked up in order to ensure the outdoor gathering was safe.
Many residents, being former farmers or at least having past experience with farm animals, were thrilled to get the chance to interact with the animals and talk about them with the 4-H kids.
“It’s good for their morale,” said Moore. “It boosts them a lot, brings them back to when they were young, it’s things they had when they were growing up. They love animals.”
The Manoir has events planned for residents in the upcoming month, including seniors day and Thanksgiving.
FREE ACCESS FOR EQUITY SUBSCRIBERS
This article is available free to all subscribers to The Equity. If you are a subscriber, please enter your email address and password below.
SET UP YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT
If you are a subscriber but have not yet set up your online account, please contact Liz Draper at email@example.com to do so.
HOW TO BECOME A SUBSCRIBER