West Lake-hospice partnership launched to enhance Prince Edward County palliative care

Meeting with family council to formalize collaboration ‘turned into a little support group’

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward formally launched a partnership Sept. 10 during a meeting leaders from the long-term care home and hospice had with West Lake Terrace’s family council. Read more

88-year-old Burnbrae Gardens resident strikes ‘motorcycle ride’ off bucket list

Burnbrae Gardens resident Jean Shaw is pictured here with her son, Mike, just before taking off on her first motorcycle ride on Sept. 15. Jean says riding on the back of a motorcycle is something she has always wanted to do.

Jean Shaw gets on the back of son’s bike and heads into town

Jean Shaw has proudly taken “go for a ride on the back of a motorcycle” off her bucket list. Read more

Burnbrae’s Everyday Hero demonstrates strong commitment to work, always helping others

Burnbrae Gardens’ 2017 Everyday Hero recipient Debbie Fuller (right) is seen here holding her award alongside administrator April Faux, during an Aug. 29 ceremony at the Campbellford long-term care home.

‘I am very privileged and honoured to be a part of this home and a part of OMNI,’ says Debbie Fuller

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Working as both a part-time physiotherapy assistant and part-time environmental services staff member, Debbie Fuller wears covers a lot of ground at Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Willows Estate to open tuck shop, following suggestion from residents’ council

Residents can treat themselves to candies, goodies

The convenience of the corner store will soon be within residents’ reach at Willows Estate. Read more

Frost Manor residents treated to annual outdoor experience at Camp Cherokee

Frost Manor residents are seen here departing for Camp Cherokee on Sept. 6.

Even cool weather didn’t put a damper on fun three-day outing

A group of 26 residents and staff members from Frost Manor and Extendicare Kawartha Lakes enjoyed three days of outdoor life at Camp Cherokee Sept. 6-8, as part of an annual outing that has become a flagship event for the two long-term care homes. Read more

Springdale Everyday Hero described as an advocate for residents who takes on all challenges

Springdale Country Manor RPN Sam Coleman (centre) has been named the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero. Sam is seen here receiving her award from director of care Kathy Shewell (left) and nursing administrative service manager Wendy Logan (right).

RPN Sam Coleman has been a positive force at the home for 10 years, co-workers say

SPRINGVILE, Ont. – Since she began working at Springdale Country Manor in 2007, registered practical nurse (RPN) Sam Coleman has been a positive force who works well with residents and helps team members, her co-workers say. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens resident Phillip Ash recognized for distinguished military career

Burnbrae Gardens resident Phillip Ash (right) is seen here with his longtime friend, Joe Aitchison. Phillip was one of two recipients of Burnbrae Gardens’ 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Longtime friend and grandson on-hand to present Phillip with his Lifetime Achievement Award

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Burnbrae Gardens resident Phillip Ash was presented with the Campbellford long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his military service and dedication to Canadian soldiers. Read more

VIDEO: Springdale honours longtime staff, Inspired Leader and Everyday Hero

Springdale Country Manor hosted a ceremony Aug. 31 to honour longtime staff members, hand out this year’s Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership Awards, and say goodbye to retiring nutritional care manager Ann Weldon. Read more

Melissa Tilley receives Inspired Leadership Award for resident-focus, strong work ethic

Springdale Country Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award recipient Melissa Tilley (far right) is seen here accepting her award from nursing administrative service manager Wendy Logan (left) and director of care Kathy Shewell (centre).

‘I feel very honoured to be recognized after more than 10 years of service – it’s very emotional,’ says Springdale Country Manor RN

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Registered nurse Melissa Tilley’s colleagues at Springdale Country Manor say she is a resident-focused team member who has a strong work ethic and is an “asset” to the home. Read more

Springdale honours Ann Weldon for 30 years of service

Ann Weldon (right) gives director of care Kathy Shewell a hug during a ceremony at Springdale Country Manor Aug. 31. The ceremony was hosted at the home to present service awards and announce the recipients of Springdale’s 2017 Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership awards. Ann is retiring after serving the home for nearly 30 years.

Nutritional care manager presented with award as she prepares to retire

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Ann Weldon has been serving Springdale Country Manor residents for nearly 30 years, and staff and management at the Peterborough County long-term care home wanted to thank her for her hard work and for the fun she brought with her to work every day. Read more