The province says it will be creating 35 new long-term care beds at the Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood.
The announcement was made Friday morning in Norwood, about 35 kilometres east of Peterborough. Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi — attending on behalf of Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal — said the beds are part of the provincial plan for 5,000 new beds in four years as part of Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors.
The province is aiming to create 30,000 new long-term care beds over the next decade.
“It’s very important to me that our seniors receive the high-quality care they deserve,” Rinaldi stated.
Asphodel-Norwood Township Mayor Terry Low told CHEX News says in order to attract new residents to the area, amenities such as long-term care are vital.
“We are one of the last communities to get an expansion on our long-term care plus our seniors’ residence – all this does is enhance the future of the community,” he said.