2016 has come and gone, and as we embark on our journey into 2017 we say farewell to two staff members who have been with us for almost 45 years collectively.

As long standing employees with decades of experience, Chandradaye (DiDi) and Mindapura (Minda) have both made a direct impact on the community we serve, working hands on with our vulnerable clients. They both began their careers when our agency was operating under Downsview Services for Seniors, and have seen our transition to what we know today as Lumacare.

Minda Tampus started working for the agency in 1995 and has worked in many of our programs and services including our Branson Place and Valleyview Adult Day Programs, as a transportation driver, and as a PSW in the community.  Minda has a heart of gold and truly embodies what it means to give to the community.  She is well known for her Philippine desserts that the whole agency can’t get enough of!

DiDi Amichand started shortly  after Minda when she started working for Downsview Services in 1996. DiDi started off working for the agency as a student and quickly moved on to work in the community as a PSW as well as a worker for our Overnight Respite Program. Regardless the hour, DiDi always brought light to the office alongside bringing in treats for her coworkers.  Thank you for your 20+ years of dedicated service.

We look forward to staying in touch and hearing about the adventures you both get up to in life!

Thank you again for your contributions.

Happy Retirement!