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Media Release: Photo, Video and Interview Opportunity at VHA's Playdate Program for Kids with Special Needs

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In honour of National Health and Fitness Day, VHA Home HealthCare is hosting a media availability session at its Playdate Program in Toronto. Media Release (06/02/2017) TORONTO, ON - In honour of National Health and Fitness Day, VHA Home HealthCare is hosting a media availability session at its Playdate Program, which brings children with complex medical needs together to socialize and play while their parents enjoy some rare time to themselves. Children are available for filming/photographing for the length of the activities, while interviews with parents can be arranged in advance between 1:30 and 3:30 PM.

What: VHA's Playdate Program for children with special needs and medical complexities.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017

1:30-2:00 pm Arts and Crafts
2:00-2:30 pm Snack
2:30-3:00 pm Gym play-Gross Motor Games
3:00-4:00 pm Special Guest-Animal Play

Who: VHA Play Date Participants

- Children with complex medical needs who have cognitive delay and/or are wheelchair dependent between ages of 4 and 25.

- Parents: Seeking relief and time to relax while knowing children are supervised and receiving support from trained nurses and Personal Support Workers.

Where: Scarborough Village Public School
15 Luella Street, Scarborough, ON
M1J 3P2

About VHA Playdate

Sponsored by VHA Home HealthCare, VHA Playdate is a free pilot program running with the aim of giving kids who spend much of their time receiving medical support because of medical complexities the chance to do what kids do best-have a blast with physical activity, music, art and other social and fun activities.

About VHA Home HealthCare

VHA Home HealthCare-a not-for-profit charity-has helped create possibilities for more independence since 1925. With more than 2,500 caring, compassionate professionals supporting clients and families in Ontario, we're proudly:

· Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada.

· An RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization designate.

· A founding member agency of United Way Toronto.


Pamela Stoikopoulos
Sr. Communications &PR Manager
VHA Home HealthCare
416-489-2500 ext. 4344


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