Social worker says she’s learning more about dementia through her role with BSO team

Social worker Laura Johnstone, pictured above, is working with Riverview Manor’s BSO team.

Laura Johnstone says a greater understanding of the condition can lead to preventing responsive behaviours

Laura Johnstone says the key thing she’s learning in her role as a social worker with the Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is the impact dementia has on the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Riverview Manor receives funding to determine benefits of social work in BSO program

Social worker Laura Johnstone, pictured above, is working with Riverview Manor’s BSO team.

Social worker Laura Johnstone will be working with residents and BSO team until the end of March

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – As a social-work student, Laura Johnstone did her placement at Riverview Manor last summer and got to know many of the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Riverview kitchen delivers residents’ request for prime rib sandwiches over holidays

Pictured above, the prime rib Riverview Manor’s kitchen team prepared to make sandwiches for residents gets placed in the oven.

Roasted prime rib has long been a holiday season favourite for Canadians, so when Riverview Manor residents requested sandwiches made from slices of what is considered the Rolls Royce of roasts, the Peterborough long-term care home’s kitchen team complied. Read more

Riverview LEA spearheads another successful Movember campaign, raising $1,926

Life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (far right, back row) poses with some of the Riverview Manor residents who participated in this year’s Movember fundraiser at the home.

Since 2012, Adam Wicklum and his team have raised $6,191 to support men’s health projects

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum once again spearheaded a successful campaign in November to support the Movember Foundation. Read more

Riverview resident Robert Peltz honoured for commitment to residents, local community

Riverview Manor resident Robert Peltz holds his Lifetime Achievement Award alongside Sherry Baldwin, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator.

Robert credits his fellow residents, for whom he has advocated, for making his nomination possible

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Robert Peltz has made his mark in the local business community and at Riverview Manor, and it’s for these reasons he has been named the Peterborough long-term care home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, says administrator Mary Anne Greco. Read more

RPN Kristen Blundell honoured for her dedication to enhancing quality at Riverview Manor

Left to right, Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero Barb Koshowski and Inspired Leader Kristen Blundell are pictured here holding their awards during an Oct. 25 ceremony.

Inspired Leadership recipient is a ‘very dedicated and motivated’ team member, says administrator

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – One of the many things that makes Riverview Manor registered practical nurse (RPN) Kristen Blundell stand out is her constant drive to enhance the quality of life for people living at the Peterborough long-term care home, say her colleagues. Read more

Riverview NSM Neil MacDonald elected OSNM Kawarthas chapter rep

Neil MacDonald

Neil is the second straight OMNI team member to hold the position

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor nutritional care manager (NSM) Neil MacDonald has been elected to represent the Kawarthas chapter of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management (OSNM). Read more

A ‘true resident advocate,’ PSW Barb Koshowski named Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero

Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero Barb Koshowski, left, and Inspired Leader Kristen Blundell, right, are pictured here holding their awards during an Oct. 25 ceremony.

‘Barb has been devoted to OMNI and to Riverview Manor; we appreciate her devotion’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Personal support worker (PSW) Barb Koshowski is known around Riverview Manor as a staff member who is always going above and beyond for residents, family members and her colleagues at the Peterborough long-term care home. Read more

Riverview Manor, Comstock-Kaye partner to make end-of-life care planning easier

Riverview Manor administrator Mary Anne Greco and Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre family service counsellor Daryl Shaughnessy are pictured here on Sept. 22, during an open house at the Peterborough long-term care home.

LTC home and funeral provider working together to help residents and families with difficult discussions

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor and a local funeral provider are partnering to help make difficult discussions about end-of-life wishes a little easier for the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and their families. Read more

Riverview Manor residents go ‘around the world in eight days’

Riverview Manor LEA Adam Wicklum is seen here wearing a Mexican sombrero and holding a flag-themed tick-tack-toe game. The Peterborough long-term care home recently hosted an activity week called Around the World in Eight Days. The week focused on providing residents with fun activities that were also educational and supportive of cognitive health.

LEA’s idea spawns eight days of activities that feature both fun times and focus on cognitive health

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor residents were recently treated to eight days of fun and learning when the Peterborough long-term care home hosted a program called Around the World in Eight Days. Read more