The Simcoe Lions Club donates $5,000 to the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home

(Names left to right: Simcoe Lions Club members; Jim Adams, Keith Ashley, Don Daley, Barry LaPlante and Margaret Juszku, NHNH resident)

(October 6, 2022) – A donation the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home and its residents recently received is literally music to their ears.

The Simcoe Lions Club surprised the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home with a $5,000 donation to purchase two Yamaha CLP Clavinova pianos for its residents.

The Nursing Home’s previous pianos were beyond tuning and were in desperate need of an upgrade.

“Music can help provide residents with an alternate form of expression which can help them work through possible symptoms such as; anxiety, agitation, depression, or adjusting to living in Long Term Care,” said Linda Schaeffer, Activation Coordinator at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home. “We are very grateful for the Simcoe Lions Club’s support and generosity. They are a service club that truly answers the needs of our community time and time again.”

The two new pianos arrived at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home in July of 2022, and the activity department have already put them to good use.

“The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home is extremely grateful for the continued generosity of the Simcoe Lions Club,” said Vicky Florio Director of the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home. “The support of our community groups goes a long way towards helping the Nursing Home support our wonderful residents and their families. A heartfelt thank you to our amazing friends at the Simcoe Lions Club for their generous donation of $5,000.”

Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home residents and family members also contributed to the cause by donating an additional $690 to help cover the cost of the pianos.