Dietary aide makes it her mission to bring exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens

Pictured above, resident Phillip Ash wanted to “wear” a python that was among many exotic animals that visited Burnbrae Gardens on May 19.

Janet McInroy inspired by success Zoo To You program had with Streamway Villa residents

Dietary aide Janet McInroy was watching an OMNIway video story about Zoo To You recently visiting Streamway Villa when the idea came to her to bring the exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Gardening program takes root at Maplewood

Family members build, donate planter boxes

As the cucumber plant is beginning to sprout, so are the possibilities for a gardening program at Maplewood. Read more

Springdale residents’ creativity nets $935 for their council

Jim Gunsolus poses with Springdale Country Manor volunteer Julie Hume in front of the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw he won on May 18. The draw raised $935 for Springdale’s residents’ council.

Money raised from ‘wheelbarrow of wine’ fundraiser will be put towards outings

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents collected $935 for the home’s residents’ council on May 18 during the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw they organized. Read more

Maplewood honours its female residents

Carnations adorn the tables during a Mother’s Day social at Maplewood.

Brighton home hosts Mother’s Day social

BRIGHTON, Ont. – Maplewood honoured thy mothers with a May 14 social event at the Brighton long-term care home. Read more

Streamway LEA comes up with ‘picture perfect’ idea for Mother’s Day

Streamway Villa resident Jean Ogden (left) and life enrichment aide Tracey Neville hold two picture frames Jean created in a program just before for Mother’s Day.

Resident mothers created decorative picture frames … but they were surprised with what happened next

A new member of Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team came up with what could be called a “picture perfect” idea to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents celebrate Mother’s Day. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens residents and local students forming meaningful bonds through program

Campbellford District High School student Sara Ferguson (right) is pictured here with Burnbrae Gardens resident Marlene Lintern. Sara has been coming to Burnbrae every Wednesday for the past month to help staff members and spend time with residents as part of a program.

‘I think it’s a great learning opportunity all the way around’

A collaboration between Burnbrae Gardens and a local school is providing two students with important learning opportunities, while creating meaningful bonds with the Campbellford long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Garden Terrace toasts staff members during National Nursing Week

Pictured above, team members from Garden Terrace pose in nursing hats made by director of care Michelle Dawson during National Nursing Week.

Managers host daily events to acknowledge staff and their work

Front-line staff members at Garden Terrace were celebrated for their hard work and dedication to residents and to each other during National Nursing Week. Read more

Lindsay seniors’ band receives Volunteer Service Award for work with Frost Manor

Garnet Powell (right) is seen here after accepting an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in Lindsay on May 5. Garnet and his band, Tunes from the Past, were nominated for the honour by Frost Manor.

Group member Garnet Powell reflects on performing for LTC home residents

For 15 years, Garnet Powell and other members of Tunes from the Past have been entertaining Frost Manor residents with musical favourites. The group of senior musicians has had such a positive impact on everyone at the Lindsay long-term care home that they have received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award after being nominated by the home. Read more

Almonte Country Haven stirs up old memories for resident nurses

Pictured above is the display the Almonte Country Haven team has created to recognize nurses – past and present – during National Nursing Week.

Home creates display honouring resident nurses during Nursing Week

An Almonte Country Haven resident was elated this week when she was presented with a photograph of her from when she graduated nursing school 76 years ago. Read more

Riverview Riders raise $1,423 for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Pictured above, the Riverview Riders, consisting of staff members from Riverview Manor and Pleasant Meadow Manor, raised $1,423 during the Big Bike fundraiser in Peterborough on May 9.

Small team of riders from Riverview and Pleasant Meadow make large contribution to Big Bike fundraiser

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – It may have been a small team, but the Riverview Riders once again made a large contribution to this year’s Big Bike fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Read more