Published on July 13th 2012Home » Living » Health » Nominations are open for Heroes in the Home
If you know of a caregiver whose kindness and commitment has allowed someone facing the challenge of age, illness or disability to live a fuller life in the community, why not help celebrate this person by nominating him or her for the Champlain CCAC’s annual Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Award.
Family members, friends, community volunteers, personal support workers, case managers, nurses, therapists or other health care professionals are all eligible. Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition and be honoured during one of three special award ceremonies in Ottawa on November 27, in Cornwall on November 28, and in Pembroke on November 29, 2012.
The stories of the recipients are deeply moving and being recognized means so much to them. Nominated in 2011 for caring for his wife suffering from Alzheimers, Ottawa’s Ken Koch said at the time that he was surprised and humbled by receiving the award. “I am humbled in the sense that I am doing a job that I have a responsibility to do, and I am rather pleased that it’s being recognized that I am also doing the community a service,” he said during an interview with CBC Radio.
Heroes in the Home is now in its third year. In 2011, 135 people were honoured around the region. Check out the heartwarming video of last year’s ceremonies across Champlain. Also, please know that it has become an important public platform for raising awareness on vital issues related to caregivers. Help us celebrate those who give so much to others so that they can live with dignity in their homes. Your nominations really count!
Please start thinking about this now and spread the word to friends and family! For more information, contact Sylvie Juneau, communications planner, 613-745-8124 X 5992. For an on-line entry form, click here. The deadline for submission is September 14.
Our warmest thanks in advance for your participation!
Gilles Lanteigne, PhD, MBA, MSS, CPA, CGA, FACHE, CHE
Chief Executive Officer/Directeur général
Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)/Centre d’accès aux soins communautaires (CASC) de Champlain