Media Release March 8, 2021: New Name Change Announcement

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MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2021 (Lanark, ON) – ConnectWell Community Health is the new name for Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services and all its parts and programs offered through Lanark Community Programs, North Lanark Community Health Centre and Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre.

With 240 staff and 200 volunteers providing services that range from autism services and mental health supports, to primary health care and therapeutic riding, ConnectWell Community Health’s programs and services will remain the same across the large rural geography the organization serves, including Lanark and Renfrew Counties and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

The name change occurred as Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services (LRHCS) has become an increasingly more integrated organization since five organizations voluntarily joined together under one Board of Directors, one organization and one senior leadership team almost 20 years ago. The move to one name and one website is designed to assist people in our communities to be better informed and aware of the services available to them from ConnectWell Community Health. The new website responds to people identifying their needs and guides them appropriately.

“Very few people know the full scope of the work we do together as one organization – serving a large rural geography in eastern Ontario – to improve the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve,” says CEO John Jordan. “Our new name, ConnectWell Community Health, pays tribute to our evolving integration where all our staff and volunteers are connected to each other under one name, with a shared vision, mission and set of values.”

“The words Connect + Well joined together in the name and standing alongside Community Health demonstrates collaboration for the overall health and well-being for the people and communities we serve,” says ConnectWell Board of Directors Chair Deborah Duffy. “ConnectWell Community Health highlights the connections we make to one another, to our clients, to our partners, and to our communities. It also symbolizes that we help connect people to each other so they can improve their own health and well-being and that of their community.”

To learn more about ConnectWell Community Health, its programs, services and organization, visit its new website at www.connectwell.ca .

For more information, please contact:

John Jordan

Chief Executive Officer

ConnectWell Community Health

613-259-2372 ext. 1307

jjordan@connectwell.ca

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