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For Immediate Release:
June 30, 2004

A Tradition Of Caring Continues with the Grand Opening of Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre

( Brampton ) - The Grand Opening celebrations at Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre will be remembered by residents, staff and guests for a long time. The official opening of this new Region of Peel long-term care centre took place on June 23 with many local politicians, community partners and other distinguished guests attending the event.

With heads bobbing to the lively Dixieland beat, the crowd waited with excitement for the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Tall Pines. The guests were thrilled to congratulate residents, staff and volunteers on this important milestone in the history of Region of Peel Long Term Care.

"It seems like it was yesterday that we were here to turn the sod to start building Tall Pines. This was in October 2001," said Regional Chair Emil Kolb. "It's been a long journey, but a rewarding one, and we are happy to celebrate the opening of this state-of-the-art centre. The Region of Peel is known in our community and beyond for our quality services and dedicated staff. Tall Pines will continue our rich tradition of caring, of making our centres homes away from home for residents and of being connected to our community."

Regional Councillor Gael Miles brought greetings on behalf of the Mayor of Brampton Susan Fennell. "Tall Pines was created by the Region to serve those who are the most valuable people in our community - senior citizens. This centre provides quality care to those we love, right here in our community," she said.

Regional Councillor Susan DiMarco, who is also the Chair of Human Services, praised volunteers for the role they play in the lives of residents: "By sharing their time with residents, volunteers make a big difference in residents' lives. They are giving back to their community and learning new experiences. I thank all of the volunteers for your important contributions."

Tall Pines joined a family of Region of Peel long-term care centres - The Davis Centre, Peel Manor and Sheridan Villa. At Tall Pines, residents enjoy a friendly home-like setting, including comfortable dining, living and recreation rooms. The centre has two beautiful courtyards where residents can spend time relaxing or enjoy horticultural activities in the summer.

Tall Pines provides residents with services such as 24-hour nursing care, medical care, personal nutrition plan, rehabilitative services, spiritual care, alternative therapies, palliative care and housekeeping and laundry.

The Region of Peel has a tradition of caring for the older adults of our community for more than 100 years. We currently operate four long-term care centres - The Davis Centre, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines. Malton Village , our newest long-term care centre, will welcome its first residents at the end of July. At our centres, residents experience a rich quality of life through personalized care, stimulating activities and an ongoing connection with the diverse communities in Peel.

All of our centres operate in accordance and compliance with the relevant legislation of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the policies of the Region of Peel. Our long term care centres are accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.

For more information about Region of Peel Long Term Care , call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700.

Participants at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The ribbon cutting ceremony was one of the highlights of the Grand Opening celebrations. From l to r: Regional Chair Emil Kolb, representative from the Ministry of Health Long Term Care Lee Curby LeBlanc, Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Tall Pines residents Pearl and Pat Boyle, Tall Pines volunteer Ruth Wicks, Regional Councillors Gael Miles, Elaine Moore, Susan DiMarco and John Sprovieri

Peter Graham
Commissioner of Peel Health
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4901

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail



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