Summerset Manor offering French services

Brett Poirier
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The Summerset Manor in Summerside is paving the way for manors nationwide, says Aurel Schofield, president of the Société Santé en Français.

Zelica Arsenault, a resident of Summerset Manor in Summerside, appreciates the improved access to health services in French offered at the new bilingual wing of the long-term care facility.

Summerset Manor is the first in the country with a bilingual wing in its facilities.

Zelica Arsenault has been living at the manor for the past 12 years after suffering a stroke in 2002.

“Being able to speak French when I want makes me feel at home,” said Arsenault. “I’ve tried not to lose my French over the years.”

Growing up in Rustico, Arsenault was taught at a young age the importance of knowing two languages.

“My parents made me speak French at home, when I was at school I spoke English,” she said.


See more on this story in Thurday's Journal Pioneer.

Geographic location: Rustico

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