“One of the priorities in the A Foundation for Change action plan is to work with partners and stakeholders to improve the quality of life for Northerners with disabilities,” said the Minister of Health and Social Services, J. Michael Miltenberger. “The new center will provide residents and clients with an opportunity for personal growth, life skills, peer and social supports in their own community.”
The addition of the day program center will also allow the repatriation of NWT residents currently living in the south.
Media are invited to the grand opening of the day program centre, located near the HH Williams Memorial Hospital and Woodland Manor in Hay River.
When: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Address: 52 Woodland Drive, Hay River
Since the Hay River Territorial Supported Living Campus opened two years ago, it has helped people with disabilities live independently within their community. It is equipped to house up to 12 residents, including two beds for respite care.
For more information, contact:
Department of Health and Social Services
Tel: (867) 920-8927