(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

Daily learning experiences come with being on Riverview Manor’s BSO team: BSO-RPN

Three of the members of Riverview Manor’s BSO team: From left to right, PSW Karlie Phillips, RPN Sarah Plumpton and BSO lead Becky Dennie.

Applying BSO education is reducing agitation and enhancing the quality of life for residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Registered practical nurse (RPN) Sarah Plumpton says working with Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is providing her with new learning opportunities every day. Read more

(VIDEO) Working 38 years at Village Green has given Mary Esterbrook a lot of stories to share

If anyone can tell you about what life is like at Village Green, it’s Mary Esterbrook. For 38 years she has worked in the environmental services department at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

HCA: Village Green is more than a workplace, it’s a family

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‘My friends are all here, the residents are like my second family, and it’s comfortable here,’ says Sherry MacDonald

SELBY, Ont. – When Sherry MacDonald started working at Village Green in 1985 she had just left school and thought she would just be there for a short time. But 33 ½ years later, Sherry is still working at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Village Green’s people have kept Judy McCullough volunteering

Village Green volunteer Judy McCullough.

‘I just love to volunteer, and this was a place that fit me’

SELBY, Ont. – Judy McCullough recalls how one day she walked into Village Green and there was a group of residents who were waiting to see what outfit she would be wearing that day. Judy always comes in at the same time, and the ladies were anxiously awaiting her arrival. Read more