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Personal support worker honoured for her service

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 07, 2013 - 12:11 PM |
Shalene Bonhomme, a personal support worker with 25 years of experience with the Independence Centre and Network was named a healthy change champion by the North East LHIN. Supplied photo.

Shalene Bonhomme, a personal support worker with 25 years of experience with the Independence Centre and Network was named a healthy change champion by the North East LHIN. Supplied photo.

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has named Shalene Bonhomme, a personal support worker with 25 years of experience with the Independence Centre and Network (ICAN), a healthy change champion.

“Shalene is one of the many outstanding front-line workers in the North East who are helping seniors live independently in their own homes,” said North East LHIN CEO Louise Paquette, in a release. “She has embraced this career as a calling, and by doing so, has changed the lives of her clients for the better.”

Bonhomme has worked in ICAN’s Outreach Attendant Care and Supportive Housing programs for persons with physical disabilities and recently made the switch to supporting seniors in their homes.

“I like working with people, making them happy, doing something for them,” Bonhomme said in a release. “I have never come across any senior yet who says they want to be in a long-term care home. They all love staying in their own homes. By us going in and helping them, we’re allowing them to stay in their homes. We’re making them feel comfortable and happy.”

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