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Leisureworld changes name to Secord Trails Care Community

Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Oxford has changed the name of its home in Ingersoll to Secord Trails Care Community.

The change, effective May 1, was made to celebrate the connection to the area and local community.

“We are very proud of our home, our community, and of the strong foundation and reputation we have built; and wanted to honour this in our new name,” said Dahlia Burt-Gerrans, executive director, in a press release.

“The new name was chosen as we have honoured two significant Canadians with the name Secord Trails. "Secord" pays tribute to Major Thomas Ingersoll, founder of Ingersoll, who was also the father of Laura Secord. "Trails" pays tribute to an important person in our local history: Dr. Lawson. Dr. Lawson was a well-known physician in the area and was very passionate about nature. He had purchased land and dreamed of it being made into trails for the public to use. In 1995, the Lawson family donated Dr. Lawson's Nature area to Ontario Nature which has conserved the area and provided trails to the local community.”

This new identity follows an announcement from parent company, Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, rebranding itself as Sienna Senior Living, subject to shareholder approval.

Secord Trails Care Community will celebrate this change with a sign unveiling on May 29.

Secord Trails Care Community opened in 1975 and serves 80 residents each day.