Village Green participates in Nutrition and Hydration Week

Pictured above, Village Green hosted a taste panel to test new menu items on March 13. The event was part of the home’s focus on Nutrition and Hydration Week.

Global campaign aimed at promoting healthy eating and staying hydrated

Village Green joined an international campaign March 12-16, when the Greater Napanee long-term care home participated in Nutrition and Hydration Week. Read more

Rosebridge Manor gets into ‘leprechaun mode’ for St. Paddy’s

Resident Ian Campbell-Paterson is seen here wearing the St. Patrick’s Day hat he made in the crafts program at Rosebridge Manor.

Home’s annual celebration of all things Irish is once again a success

Rosebridge Manor had a packed activity room on Saturday (March 17) when the Jasper, Ont., long-term care home celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a party for residents, families and staff members. Read more

Training in LTC homes gives occupational therapy students important transferable skills

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

Better communication and learning how to work with people with a broad range of abilities are some of the skills Fleming College students are perfecting at Riverview Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Enhanced communication skills and experience working with people who have a broad range of physical and cognitive abilities – these are some of the key benefits Fleming College occupational therapy students are reaping through a nine-week placement at Riverview Manor, says their instructor, Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Village Green hosts new menu taste panel for residents, families and staff

Pictured above, Village Green hosted a taste panel to test new menu items on March 13.

Dietary team using feedback to enhance mealtime quality

Village Green’s nutritional care team hosted a taste panel March 13 for residents, families and staff members to showcase the foods being offered in the next menu cycle and to use feedback to enhance mealtime quality. Read more

(VIDEO) Volunteer Judy McCullough says she’s a ‘person that needs people’

Village Green volunteer Judy McCullough describes herself as a “person that needs people,” so it’s no wonder she’s a shining star at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Fleming College students modify neck brace to help Riverview resident with Parkinson’s

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

This is just one example of the benefits students bring to residents through placement partnership

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of Fleming College occupational therapy students and their instructor recently modified a neck brace for a Riverview Manor resident affected by Parkinson’s disease who was having difficulty keeping her head up while walking. Read more

Springdale LEA returns from ‘eye-opening’ experience doing mission work in Belize

Springdale Country Manor organized a lunchtime chili sale Feb. 15 to support missionary work LEA Trish Mills (pictured far right) undertook in Belize in February. Trish and her husband joined Andy and Maureen Harjula (pictured at left). The fundraiser was organized by Springdale life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney (pictured second from right).

Trish Mills helped paint a church and brought money raised by co-workers to help provide food for school lunches

Trish Mills says her recent two-week mission work in Belize was an “eye-opening” experience, and she is thankful to her co-workers at Springdale Country Manor for supporting her on her journey to help the people in the town of Dangriga. Read more

Riverview Manor’s therapy partnership with Fleming College a ‘win-win’

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris (standing, far right). The students are doing a placement at Riverview Manor as part of a partnership between the Peterborough long-term care home and college.

Residents get additional help in the physio program, while students gain valuable experience

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A collaboration between Riverview Manor and Fleming College’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant program is a “win-win” for both the Peterborough long-term care home and the students involved with the partnership, says instructor Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Volunteer Jeanne Irvine has been making Village Green residents smile for 22 years

Village Green volunteer Jeanne Irvine is seen here playing bingo with residents.

Volunteering started as a way for Jeanne to spend her time during her retirement. It has turned into a mission of love

SELBY, Ont. – Jeanne Irvine has been a dedicated volunteer at Village Green for about 22 years. What began as a pursuit to keep busy in her retirement has turned into a passion for helping people living at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Team members collaborate to ensure Country Terrace couples get their Valentine’s luncheon

Pictured above, Country Terrace residents and spouses enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch on Feb. 27.

A mid-February outbreak interrupts Valentine’s Day, but couples still get to celebrate day of love

Although Country Terrace had an outbreak in mid-February and was unable to provide the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home’s residents with a Valentine’s Day luncheon, team members wanted to make sure couples still had an opportunity to celebrate the day. Read more