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Ottawa high school teachers offer a helping hand to neighbours at long-term care home

The teachers at Woodroffe High School, which is near hard-hit Carlingview Manor, are buying toiletries for seniors and healthy snacks for staff members.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
May 19, 2020
Photo: Woodroffe High School

Ottawa’s Carlingview Manor long-term care home has experienced a serious outbreak of COVID-19, with 42 recorded deaths from the disease so far. Teachers at Woodroffe High School, which is less than one kilometre from Carlingview, heard about the outbreak and wanted to do whatever they could to help the residents and staff members cope with the devastating situation. The school and the Manor have a long history of closeness, with many students doing co-ops there or performing music and theatre productions for the residents.

So the teachers got organized and started bringing care packages over to the home, putting together boxes of healthy snacks for staff members and picking up essential toiletry items for residents, who can no longer go out to shop for themselves. English and drama teacher Wendy Gunter-Woods says the woodworking class at Woodroffe may also create a memorial to honour the Carlingview residents who’ve passed away.

Source: CBC Ottawa

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