In long term care items such as stuffed animals can become an important part of residents’ daily routine, providing comfort. A bird named Gloria is a perfect example of how these treasured possessions bring joy and demonstrates the relationship that can build between staff and residents.

Gloria is a large stuffed bird who belongs to Vicki Boyd, a resident of Debert Court. Recently, Gloria lost her wing and needed to be repaired. Wilma McCabe, a Support Services Assistant, knowing how important Gloria was, immediately jumped into action. Wilma found the damaged wing and repaired her. You can now find Gloria back where she belongs on the resident’s lap.