Staff from Zion Park Manor came to Langley City to stage a demonstration of support for their counterparts at the Langley Lodge facility on Monday, May 25th. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Surrey care workers hold demonstration of solidarity with Langley Lodge

‘We thought we would come out and show them some support and cheer them on’

More than 30 people banged pots, blew horns and sang along to “stand by me” and “you’ve got a friend” in the parking lot of the Langley Lodge long term care home Monday afternoon (May 25th).

It was a demonstration of solidarity with the Langley facility by colleagues at the Zion Park Manor long term care home in Cloverdale, along with a few Langley residents.

“We thought we would come out and show them some support and cheer them on,” Zion director of care Michelle Whitehouse told the Langley Advance Times.

Langley Lodge director of care Lisa Samms-Maxwell confessed the demonstration brought her close to tears.

“We really needed the boost,” Samms-Maxwell told Whitehouse.

“I am so grateful.”

Whitehouse said staff at the Surrey facility wanted to show support to staff, residents and family members at Langley Lodge, which has been hit by a major outbreak that has claimed 20 lives.

“”We can’t imagine the loss you’re feeling,” Whitehouse told Samms-Maxwell.

Zion registered nurse Julie Bergen said the demonstration was a response to the “grief and sorrow surrounding the COVID outbreak at Langley Lodge [which] has greatly impacted myself, and my coworkers.

“We are all in this together, and need to lift each other up with love,” Bergen commented.

“We want them to know that we understand how hard it is to work through this time, and how the death of so many residents greatly affects the staff who care deeply about them.”

READ MORE: 20 dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Lodge

As of Monday, 20 residents have died in the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at the Langley seniors care home.

There were two new cases, four active cases among residents, and 19 recoveries among the residents, according to an update posted on the Lodge’s website.

In addition, there have been nine cases among staff members, including two Fraser Health workers sent into the facility to help. There have been more than 50 cases total linked to the Lodge.

READS ALSO: Dr. Henry ‘encouraged’ as B.C. records two days of single-digit COVID-19 case increases

Recovery means that a person has had no symptoms and it has been at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms.

Langley Lodge said this current outbreak continues to be contained to the second and third floors, with all residents confined to their rooms and receiving tray meal service.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CoronavirusLangleySeniors

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

OUR VIEW: Way too many Surrey COVID-19 cases

We all need to take this threat seriously

OPINION: It’s Time for Surrey to be Heard

Which party will listen to Surrey voters?

Horgan says Surrey mayor opened ‘hornets’ nest’ with Surrey policing transition

Surrey election battle heating up over Doug McCallum’s controversial cop transition

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot part of hybrid-electic compaction truck pilot program

Return-It launches program at 16 B.C. bottle depots with aim to reduce emissions

‘Illegal’ Canadian crab traps, fishing gear seized in U.S. waters near White Rock

Investigation continues after joint operation between Canadian, American authorities in Boundary Bay

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Young man assaulted, left for 12 hours until help called in Vancouver’s Strathcona Park

Vancouver police are looking to identify the victim as they investigate an assault on Monday evening

Boulders near Harrison vandalized with derogatory word

Vandalism likely occured between Sunday evening and Tuesday evening

Most Read