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Living Well with ORCA Members

Issue 1: September 2018

Issue 2: August 2019

Press Releases

August 18, 2021 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association Encouraging the Government to Strengthen the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination for All Health Care Workers and Make ALL Seniors Living in Retirement Homes Eligible to Receive the Booster Shot this Fall

August 11, 2021 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Health Care Workers

March 11, 2021 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association on One-Year Anniversary of the Declaration of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 10, 2020 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association, re: Home Care Ontario’s Recent Poll

May 31, 2020 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association, re: Executive Order extending the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority’s (RHRA) oversight of sector

May 27, 2020 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association, re: continuing coverage of COVID-19 situation in Hamilton retirement home

October 26, 2018 – Statement from Ontario Retirement Communities Association, re: the Making Ontario Open For
Business Act, 2018

September 24, 2018 – Ontario Retirement Communities Association Announces Cathy Hecimovich as New CEO

June 8, 2018 – Election 2018 Statement from the Ontario Retirement Communities Association

May 2, 2018 – Ontario Retirement Communities Association Wants Commitment for Seniors

March 27, 2018 – Ontario Retirement Communities Association Wants Help for Seniors in Ontario Budget

February 14, 2018 – Ontario Retirement Communities Association Working to Reduce Dementia Stigma

Media Coverage

December 2020

Alarm raised over outside care workers and coronavirus surge in retirement homes (The Globe and Mail)

Ontario retirement homes push for mandatory COVID-19 testing for caregivers, support workers (CBC)

November 2020

Germ-zapping robots, living ‘pods’ and hands-free elevators: How COVID-19 has upended the future of retirement home design (Toronto Star)

April 2020

Fighting the ‘other’ pandemic: Curbing COVID-19 in care homes, shelters and jails (Toronto Star)

*PUBLISHED* – Letter to the Editor re: COVID-19 In Seniors’ Homes Is A Nightmare (The Globe and Mail)

Nearly 80 seniors’ homes across Ontario are reporting cases of COVID-19: expert (Toronto Star)

March 2020

Retirement homes to hold off on accepting non-COVID-19 hospital patients until safety concerns addressed (Toronto Star)

HECIMOVICH: A made-in-Ontario solution to help seniors thrive (Toronto Sun)

December 2019

New retirement lodge/townhouses could impact Huntsville’s economy (Muskoka Region)

June 2019

Retirement Communities with a Capital C (Personal Health News)

The Middleton to fill ‘niche’ for affordable seniors housing (Bradford Today)

December 2018

*PUBLISHED* – Letter to the Editor re: Builders blame Ontario’s growth plan for rising home prices & Build affordable retirement homes in GTA (Toronto Star)

October 2018

Letter to the Editor re: Funding more Long-Term Care Beds Isn’t Enough (Ottawa Citizen)

September 2018

*PUBLISHED* – Letter to the Editor re: Help retirement homes keep their clients out of hospital (Ottawa Citizen)

Lord Dufferin Centre to have open house this weekend (Orangeville Citizen)

June 2018

Letter to the Editor re: Ontario Tories’ point man on health care wants more innovation (Toronto Star)

*PUBLISHED* – Letter to the Editor re: How Ontario’s next government could relieve overcrowded hospitals (Toronto Star)

May 2018

Letter to the Editor re: New study aims to provide clues on how Canadian seniors can age healthily (The Globe and Mail)

Letter to the Editor re: Canada’s Retiring Boomers Face ‘Severe Housing Crisis’: DBRS (HuffPost)

*PUBLISHED* Letter to the Editor re: A looming housing affordability crisis is poised to hit seniors across Canada (Financial Post)

Denley: Fixing long-term care – without hurling money at it (Ottawa Citizen)

April 2018

*PUBLISHED* Letter to the Editor re: Ontario’s retirement home residents need health-care funding too (Ottawa Citizen)

*PUBLISHED* Letter to the Editor re: Ontario’s retirement home residents need health-care funding too (Brantford Expositor)

2017

Seniors seek healthy, active lifestyles in community living (The Globe and Mail)

Ontario to spend $20M on sprinkler overhaul for small retirement homes (National Post)

Ontario to test retirement home stays to ease hospital overcrowding (The Star)