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Celebrate a special caregiver in your life

Mississauga, Ont. – Caregiving 'heroes' trade in costumes and capes for compassion and care, which improves the lives of individuals faced with health challenges – a truly heroic mission.  Every day, people in the Mississauga Halton region provide care that enables others to live fulfilling lives despite the limitations of age, illness or disability.  The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) honours these paid and unpaid caregivers at its fourth annual Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.

"We know there are many caregiving heroes in our community.  While they typically don't consider themselves heroes, caregivers make a significant and meaningful difference in the lives of people of all ages," said Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC. "The Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards are a wonderful way to say thank you to caregivers for their compassionate caring that helps people remain in their home longer, helps children thrive at home and in school, and helps people return home sooner to recover from surgery or illness.  I'm constantly inspired by the efforts of these amazing individuals."

Mississauga Halton CCAC invites residents of South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton to submit nominations for the 2013 Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.  Whether your hero is a family member, friend, neighbour, volunteer or health care professional, all are eligible.

Since 2010, the Mississauga Halton CCAC has honoured 285 heroes.  This year, the Mississauga Halton CCAC is hosting three events to honour caregivers in the region: Mississauga on Thursday, November 28, Oakville on Tuesday, December 3 and Milton on Thursday, December 5.

It's easy to nominate someone special; to submit a nomination, please visit http://heroesinthehomemh.com.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 8, 2013.

 
About the Mississauga Halton CCAC
 
The Mississauga Halton CCAC coordinates in-home and community support services, information and referral, and long-term care placement. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) and serves a population of more than one-million residents in the communities of South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton.

 
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Media contact:
Bobbi Greenberg
Manager, Media and Public Relations
Mississauga Halton CCAC
416 780-7909 or 1 877-336-9090 x 7909
Roberta.Greenberg@mh.ccac-ont.ca

About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.