Community Support for Connaught Home
In May 2015, Dr. Ray Losito participated in a workshop at Hovey Manor with a group of concerned citizens regarding the future of Connaught Home in North Hatley and Grace Village in Lennoxville. These workshops were held at various venues throughout the region and included a survey designed to guide decision makers working towards a project for renewal for these two historic seniors’ residences. It was at this meeting where Dr. Losito learned that Connaught and Grace are non-profit charitable seniors’ care facilities reliant on the community at large for support. Dr. Losito was moved to contact the Connaught and offer his assistance. He then embarked on a volunteer mission to raise $3400 for the purchase of a new, state of the art, therapeutic bed. Using Jay’s Restaurant in North Hatley as his headquarters, Dr. Losito galvanized the support of a few friends. Donating his own piece of artwork, a beautiful painting of a North Hatley winter streetscape, over the following months he visited several venues throughout the Eastern Townships raising awareness and funds one small contribution at a time. Dr. Losito is known for his commitment to his community and has over his lifetime invested many hours supporting various causes. Massawippi Retirement Communities and the Dr. W. J. Klinck Foundation are forever grateful to Dr. Losito and all those who supported his efforts to contribute to the ongoing mission to provide excellent, compassionate and loving care to the residents of Connaught Home.
Left to right: Caitlin Burton (Registered Nurse), Dr. Ray Losito, Marina St-Onge (Certified Caregiver)