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May 5, 2004
Toronto Home for the Aged celebrates Mother's Day with art show and silent auction
World-renowned Canadian artist Doris McCarthy will officially open the Seven
Oaks Mother's Day Art Extravaganza and Silent Auction on Sunday, May 9 at 2
p.m. The show will feature over 20 works of art created by residents over the
course of their lives and all funds from the silent auction will be used to
enhance the quality of life of residents living at Seven Oaks.

This exhibit, which includes paintings, drawings, fashion designs and other
works of art, will showcase the talents of the residents, and offer an exciting
insight into the lives of seniors in Toronto's Homes for the Aged.

Date: Sunday, May 9
Time: 2 to 4 p.m. (2:30 p.m. - Official opening ceremonies)
Location: Seven Oaks Home for the Aged Auditorium
9 Neilson Rd.

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 silent auction
provides a unique opportunity to combine a celebration of the arts with a
fundraising drive that will offer huge benefits to the residents, families and
friends of Seven Oaks.

Note: Artists will be available for photos and media interviews after the
opening ceremonies.

Media contact:
Leona Barrington, Community Outreach Support, Community and Neighbourhood
Services, 416-392-5349



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