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February 4, 2004
Media Advisory: Night of Knights shows there's no place like home
Seven Oaks, a Toronto Home for the Aged, and the Seven Oaks Volunteers are
hosting the 6th Annual Night of Knights to raise funds to refurnish the
resident units. This event will feature a dinner, a silent auction and the big
band sounds of the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble.

Date: Friday, February 6
Key Times: 6:45 p.m. - Dinner
7:45 p.m. - Greetings
8 p.m. - Prize draw
8:30 p.m. - Band begins
Location: Alex Manoogian Cultural Centre
Rembrandt Room
930 Progress Ave., Scarborough

At Seven Oaks, plans are underway to redesign its main living areas to make the
home more comfortable and home-like for its 250 residents. Once the renovations
are done, there will be an urgent need to refurnish each space with comfortable
seating, rugs, lighting and all of the other comforts of home. The cost of
these furnishings, which will be custom-designed to accommodate residents with
a variety of different needs, is estimated at $105,000. The Night of Knights
provides an opportunity for the community to pitch in and lend a helping hand.
By supporting this fundraising drive, community members and organizations can
help ensure that Seven Oaks residents know there really is no place like home.

Seven Oaks is a fully-accredited long-term care facility located in
Scarborough. Since opening in 1989, Seven Oaks has taken an interdisciplinary
approach to working with each individual resident to maximize independence and
quality of life. The home offers a full range of services including Nursing,
Medicine, Food and Nutrition, Administration, Building Services, Staff
Education and Programs and Services (Rehabilitation, Spiritual and Religious
Care, Complementary Care and Music and Art Therapy).

Media contact:
Rosemary Bennett, Manager, Communication, Toronto Community and Neighbourhood
Services, 416-392-8386;
416-328-4402 (pager)



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