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Long-term care residents receiving Christmas cards from students

Area students will be creating over a thousand Christmas cards for residents of several regional long-term care facilities. 

The Near North Palliative Care Network says ten schools and ten long-term care facilities are involved in the ‘Northern Kids Care’ initiative. 

Over 1,200 residents of long-term care facilities will be receiving cards.

“The initiative was the brainchild of Mariah Holmes, our Volunteer Coordinator here at Near North Palliative Care Network,” states a release. “The goal of the initiative is to brighten the holiday season for residents of our long-term care and retirement facilities in the area.”

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The ten schools taking part include:
Woodland Public School
E.T. Carmichael Public School
Mother St. Bride Catholic Elementary School
Vincent Massey Public School
Mattawa District Public School
Mapleridge Public School
École élémentaire catholique Saint Vincent
Alliance Public School
Chippewa Secondary School
E.W. Norman Public School

The ten long-term care facilities involved are:
Nipissing Manor
St. Joseph’s Motherhouse
Water’s Edge Care Community
Eastholme Home for the Aged
Algonquin Nursing Home
Au Chateau
Marina Point Village
Barclay House Retirement Residence
Empire Living Centre

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