Burnbrae Gardens honours resident Julie Hallett, a trailblazer for working women

Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett is pictured here with her family after receiving one of two of the Campbellford long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Awards at an Aug. 29 ceremony.

Julie Hallett receives Lifetime Achievement Award for a career marked by pioneering information technology and working on the Avro Arrow project

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett’s life has been marked with many achievements. She was involved with the war effort during the 1940s, she was a pioneer in computer programming and even worked on the ill-fated Avro Arrow project. Read more

Woodland Villa’s ‘go-to person’ receives Everyday Hero Award

Retired PSW Holly Bourgon always knew about each resident, and her advice was often sought by her colleagues

For many years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Bourgon was known as the “go-to person” around Woodland Villa. Read more

VIDEO: Volunteer couple’s generosity helps make Woodland Villa Country Fair a hit

Kevin and Shelley Osborne were two of the volunteers who helped make Woodland Villa’s Aug. 16 Country Fair a success. Not only are the Osbornes generous with their time, they are also generous with donations that help make each Country Fair an annual flagship event for Woodland Villa and the town of Long Sault. Read more

West Lake’s Elaine Goheen continuously goes the distance to help residents, staff, community

Pictured above, life enrichment aide Elaine Goheen is seen receiving West Lake Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award, during an Aug. 17 ceremony at the home.

LEA receives home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award for leading by example

If there’s one thing life enrichment aide (LEA) Elaine Goheen is renowned for at West Lake Terrace it’s continuously demonstrating leadership by example, her colleagues say. Read more

Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes says volunteering is ‘in my blood’

Pictured above, Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes received the home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work in the community during the past 50 years. In fact, Victor was even volunteering at the home’s Country Fair Aug. 16 when he received his award.

Helpful, community-minded resident receives home’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Volunteering has been an important part of Victor Dawkes’ life for 50 years. In fact, when The OMNIway recently spoke with the Woodland Villa resident, he was volunteering at the Cornwall-area long-term care home’s annual Country Fair on Aug. 16. Read more

Streamway Villa residents have a ‘rib-tastic’ Saturday with family and friends

Pictured above, Streamway Villa residents, family members and staff enjoy a trip to Cobourg’s Ribfest on Aug. 19.

10 residents enjoy outing to annual event celebrating all things barbecued

A group of 10 Streamway Villa residents joined family members and staff on Saturday, Aug. 19 to attend the 11th annual Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival in Cobourg. Read more

Augusta Waddell’s leadership abilities ‘are hard to ignore’ at Woodland Villa

‘Passionate’ RPN who’s always working to enhance residents’ quality of life receives Inspired Leadership Award

Augusta Waddell is known around Woodland Villa as a registered practical nurse (RPN) who is a “passionate” team member with lots of ideas and works hard to provide the Long Sault, Ont., long-term care home’s residents with the best possible high-quality care. Read more

Retired West Lake Terrace PSW surprised to discover she’s home’s Everyday Hero

Retired West Lake Terrace PSW Janet Akey is seen here with her husband, Victor, and son, Victor, after receiving the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award.

Colleagues wanted to honour Janet Akey, who served as a PSW for 34 years, for her hard work and compassion

When Janet Akey walked through the doors of West Lake Terrace on April 17, she thought she had been called in to sign some papers. Read more

Making the shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’ when caring for people with Alzheimer’s

Blogger shares how changing language enhances quality of life

Caring for a person living with cognitive impairment requires caregivers to be selective about the words they use, and substituting the words “you” and “me” with “we” is one important step in this process, says Alzheimer’s expert and blogger Bob DeMarco. Read more

Streamway Carnival Day brings residents and children together

Pictured above, scenes from Streamway Villa’s Aug. 17 Carnival Day.

‘It was really nice to see the residents having such a nice time’

Carnival Day brought an afternoon of fun, laughter and good times to Streamway Villa, but it also proved to be a valuable forum for intergenerational programming, which the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents loved, organizers say. Read more