TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 2, 2016) - In honour of Arts & Health Month, 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 12:45PM and 1:30PM.

What: VHA's Playdate Program for children with special needs and medical complexities.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Parent Interviews (arranged in advance) 12:45PM - 1:30PM
Sports Theme: Games in the gym
"Olympic" medal play dough activity
Gross motor Games
Arts and Crafts-Decorating Jerseys
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 every Saturday until November 19, 2016 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 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 2,300 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.

Media members who can't attend are invited to contact VHA Home HealthCare for further interview opportunities as program runs to November 19th, 2016.

Contact Information:

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