Retiring LEA Delores Pollard is saying goodbye but not farewell to Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment aide Delores Pollard is pictured here with resident Dorothy Burrows.

11-year team member will be volunteering at Lindsay LTC home

Delores Pollard may be retiring on Sept. 21, but the Frost Manor life enrichment aide (LEA) says she plans to continue to come to the Lindsay long-term care home to volunteer and help with special events. Read more

Who wants poutine? Springdale Country Manor residents get served their requested lunch

Resident Lorna Hillan enjoys a plate of poutine at Springdale Country Manor on Sept. 5.

Chip truck stopped by the home Sept. 5 to dish up french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently requested poutine for lunch, so that’s what they got on Sept. 5. In fact, the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s staff members even arranged for a chip truck to pull up to the home over the lunch hour that day to dish up residents’ orders. Read more

New Charter of Rights for People with Dementia can be used to complement existing Bill of Rights in LTC homes

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Understanding the new charter can help LTC homes enhance quality of life for people with dementia, says the Alzheimer Society’s Mary Schulz

While Ontario long-term-care home residents have a Bill of Rights, the Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia which was created by an advisory group of people with dementia. The charter can be used by homes to complement the existing rights residents have while creating an understanding of the “unique rights” of persons with dementia, says Mary Schulz. Read more

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Campfires have proven to be the perfect summertime resident engagement tool at Frost Manor

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane toasts a marshmallow during one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s biweekly campfire nights.

Residents have been enjoying themselves by sharing stories and even discussing how to make the perfect toasted marshmallow

Frost Manor residents have answered the age-old question: how do you toast the perfect marshmallow around a campfire? The answer: you hold it over the flames just long enough to get a nice golden colour. Read more

People living with dementia have created the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the charter to raise awareness surrounding the unique rights people with dementia have

The Alzheimer Society of Canada today (Sept. 5) launched the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia, a first-of-its-kind framework outlining the rights people with dementia have. The charter was created by an advisory board of people living with dementia. Read more

Every three seconds someone develops dementia. Awareness can help stem this

People and organizations asked to share important info about Alzheimer’s and dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month campaign

By the time you finish reading this sentence, one person somewhere in the world will have developed dementia. This is the key message behind the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, entitled Every Three Seconds. Read more

Village Green LEA explains why he made the right career move into LTC

Village Green life enrichment aide Jonathan Turcotte, pictured at far right, has been working at the Greater Napanee long-term care home since January.

Jonathan Turcotte spent 12 years working in construction before he started working at Village Green in January. He says he has not looked back on his decision

Jonathan Turcotte has made an interesting career change. Having spent more than 12 years as a construction worker, Jonathan enrolled in a diploma program at Trillium College in Kingston at age 30, and, in January, became a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. Read more

Volunteers keep coming back to help make Woodland Villa Country Fair a success

Mary Lalonde (left) and Denise Legault volunteered once again at Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair.

Denise Legault and Mary Lalonde say the annual event brings smiles to everyone’s faces – and that’s a good enough reason to volunteer

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Two volunteers who returned to help Woodland Villa team members with this year’s Country Fair say the enjoyment residents and guests experience at the event is what keeps them coming back. Read more

Medieval Times visit takes Frost Manor residents ‘out of their comfort zone,’ delivering positive results

Pictured above, Frost Manor residents and staff pose next to some of the memorabilia at Medieval Times, the famed Toronto dinner theatre, on Aug. 8. The residents were at Medieval Times to take in a show and tour the castle-like theatre.

Residents ‘loved’ trip to famed Toronto dinner theatre; LEC inspired by an outing Willows Estate organized in spring

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin was reading The OMNIway back in April when she spotted an article about how much Willows Estate residents enjoyed an outing to Medieval Times. So, she decided to organize a trip for Frost Manor residents to the renowned Toronto dinner theatre. Read more