On July 29th, the County of Simcoe recognized the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, which recently provided a $10,000 donation in support of the County’s four long term care and seniors services facilities located in Beeton, Collingwood, Orillia and Penetanguishene.

“We are so grateful and truly humbled by the thoughtfulness and generosity of our partners at the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture during this challenging time,” said Warden George Cornell. “As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, our long term care and seniors services staff have met the challenge head on, working long hours and under extensive health protocols to continue to provide quality care and support to the seniors who live in our facilities.”

“Agriculture has a long heritage in Simcoe County; the Federation of Agriculture owes much to our forefathers who worked so hard to make agriculture in our County a successful industry,” said John Morrison, President, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture. “Our contribution of patio furniture to the four County of Simcoe long-term care homes is a small token of our appreciation and recognition of the work of all the residents, including retired farmers, who live in the homes now and worked in the County to make it what it is today.”

About the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
The Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture is one of 52 county and regional federations across the province that advocates on behalf of farm families in Simcoe County on local agricultural issues. To learn more, visit

About County of Simcoe Long Term Care and Seniors Services (LTCSS)
The County of Simcoe provides a broad range of long term care and seniors services to residents living throughout the region. These include four long-term care homes accredited with “Exemplary Standing” by Accreditation Canada, retirement living, assisted living, adult-day programming, and an entire suite of home support services. LTCSS supports a wide spectrum of needs, helps residents to age in place, and assists in a seamless transition as individuals move across the continuum of care.

To follow the County’s efforts to support our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, like or follow County of Simcoe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at​

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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)