Two Windsor-Essex Seniors Named Senior Achievement Awards Recipients

The Ontario government is celebrating the accomplishments of 16 outstanding seniors including two from Windsor-Essex for their contributions to their communities and to the province. “I am pleased to recognize the impressive recipients of the 2022 Ontario Senior Achievement Award,” said the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “I would like to thank each person for their outstanding contributions to their communities and for making a positive difference in the lives of Ontarians.” Joan McSweeney of Leamington served on the Board of Directors of the South Essex Community Council for 12 years. This ‘one-stop shop’ agency provides community services for individuals aged 55+, people with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, job seekers, employers, children, and youth. While on the board, Joan worked tirelessly to develop Leamington Hospice, a palliative care to the seniors’ community which has become a centre of excellence for palliative care in the region. Joan has also volunteered to help with the expansion of Journey Home Hospice, Toronto’s only hospice specifically for the homeless community. Joan has also served as a municipal representative on the police services board for the past 21 years. Please visit BizX Magazine for the full article.