Wildwood Care Centre celebrates the Middle Ages

Team members don period dress, host a joust and even encourage everyone to eat with their hands during medieval-themed event

A court jester, fair maidens and even an axe-wielding, hooded executioner were strolling around Wildwood Care Centre July 17 when the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home hosted a medieval-themed event for residents. Read more

(VIDEO) Village Green staff treated to spa-like activities during Nursing Week

SELBY, Ont. – People working in long-term care homes work hard caring for others, but they sometimes don’t take enough time to care for themselves, says Debbie McTaggart. Read more

New program drumming up excitement at West Lake Terrace

Ruth Dwight is seen here leading a drum circle at West Lake Terrace.

Biweekly drum circle engaging residents of all abilities

A biweekly drum circle program that was launched at West Lake Terrace in May continues to snowball in popularity with the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard. Read more

Maplewood plays host to Brighton Cruise Night

Cook Diana Payne and resident Stanley Veinnot enjoy checking out a 1914 Ford Model T.

Resident gets in driver’s seat of vintage car

Maplewood resident Stanley Veinnot was grinning from ear-to-ear July 9 as he took to the wheel of a 1914 Ford Model T. Read more

Village Green resident keeps everyone’s hands clean during recent outbreak

Village Green resident Karen Traczyk is seen here dispensing hand sanitizer during a recent outbreak at the home.

RPN Denise Simpson encouraged Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control practices

When Village Green recently went into outbreak, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s team members turned to resident Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control duties. Read more

New Triobike helps Woodland resident make a surprise visit home

Woodland Willa resident Eileen Hunt is seen here seated with PSW Karen Brennan in the home’s Triobike, surrounded by her family.

Eileen Hunt surprises her husband during her first time home in four years

On July 7, Woodland Villa resident Eileen Hunt made a surprise visit to her husband Ed at the house they shared prior to her moving into the Cornwall-area long-term care home. The visit was made possible thanks to the Triobike Woodland recently purchased. Read more

Woodland Villa launches Triobike program

Woodland Villa resident Muriel VanAllen and staff member Karen Brennan stop by a Tim Hortons drive-thru for coffee on the home’s new Triobike.

New initiative will get residents out into community for bike rides

Woodland Villa introduced the local community in Long Sault to its latest innovative venture: a Triobike that will help residents of all physical abilities go into town for a safe, enjoyable bike ride with others. Read more

Teamwork once again ensures Country Terrace annual BBQ goes off without a hitch

Despite unfavourable weather and a last-minute entertainment cancellation, the landmark event carried on without any bumps

For the second straight year, the Country Terrace team pulled together to make sure unfavourable weather didn’t get in the way of everyone having a great time at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s annual family and friends barbecue on June 16. Read more

And they call it kitty love

Residents enjoy sharing home with Maplewood DOC’s cat

Residents of Maplewood are reveling in the delight of the home’s latest occupant, who is really the cat’s meow.
Meet Edgar Allan Pilon, feline companion of Maplewood director of care (DOC) Samantha Pilon. Read more

Frost Manor working with local school to create more partnership opportunities

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School student Hunter Grozelle (centre) is pictured here with Grant Thurston (left) and Rick Riel (right).

Students are gaining valuable experience; residents are enjoying the interaction from current collaboration

Frost Manor and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School are working together to try to create more partnerships to enhance opportunities for students as well as for residents and staff members at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more