Red Deer Rebels players Alex Morozoff, Brett Davis and Cam Hausinger pose for a photo with 94-year-old Marion Paulson at the Bridges Community Living Centre, formerly the Piper Creek Foundation, Tuesday. Sherwin-Williams employees painted the main dining area at the Centre as a way to give back to the community. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Red Deer seniors get freshly painted dining room

Paint the Community is a partnership between Sherwin-Williams and Canadian Hockey League

Seniors at the Bridges Community Living Centre, formerly known as the Piper Creek Foundation, have a freshly painted dining room thanks to volunteers from local branches of Sherwin-Williams.

“It’s just another example of the community coming together to support low-income seniors’ housing in Red Deer,” said Community Living’s Executive Director Geoff Olson. “We were overwhelmed with Sherwin-Williams and Candian Hockey League when they said they wanted to do this paint job for us.”

The effort is a partnership between the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Sherwin-Williams during the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game taking place Wednesday night at the Centrium.

Eight volunteers from Sherwin-Williams came to the senior’s home Monday to paint the dining area. On Tuesday Red Deer Rebels players Alex Morozoff, Brett Davis and Cam Hausinger visited with the seniors at lunch.

Bridges Community Living Manager Lydia Bonsu said the event is a nice way to show that the Red Deer community cares about its seniors.

“It tells the seniors that we care, not just about their health, but their well-being. It shows that we are giving back to what they have contributed in the past,” she said.

Vice President of Sales with Sherwin-Williams Curt Kaucher said the effort is made possible with the company’s partnership with the CHL.

“To be able to bring a team in here and provide a little bit of colour and inspiration and brighten someone’s day is something we like to do,” he said.

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