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

Sometimes location is everything, says Streamway Villa LEC

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Being near downtown Cobourg means Streamway residents get lots of high-quality outings

There is a lot going on in downtown Cobourg during summer, and Streamway Villa’s central location makes it easy to deliver fun, meaningful activities to residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

Streamway’s new RPN-BSO’s experience has made new role a ‘smooth transition’

Administrator Kylie Szczebonski discusses the strengths Kristyn Skitch brings to the position

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski says Kristyn Skitch has made a “smooth transition” into her new role as the Cobourg long-term care home’s RPN-BSO. Read more

Meet Kristyn Skitch, Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO

Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO, Kristyn Skitch (left), is seen here with the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator and director of care, Kylie Szczebonski.

Kristyn says seeing BSO’s positive impact on residents helps drive her in her new role

Kristyn Skitch has been named Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO (registered practical nurse for the Behavioural Supports Ontario program). Read more

Streamway’s Everyday Hero exemplifies resident focus and going above and beyond

PSW Valerie Baggaley’s co-workers commend her for everything she does

Valerie Baggaley, a seven-year team member at Streamway Villa, has been named the Cobourg long-term care home’s 2017 Everyday Hero. Read more

Streamway Inspired Leader Mary Willis is an example to others, colleagues say

‘Mary inspires me to always keep pushing if I’m having a rough day and to always help my teammates,’ says co-worker

If you ask Streamway Villa staff and management what Mary Willis is like to work with, they’ll tell you she leads by example, provides selfless care to residents and is respectful, professional and committed to everyone living and working at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Marnie Burke’s commitment to Streamway Villa, service to Canada earns her Lifetime Achievement Award

Streamway Villa resident Marnie Burke is seen here with her Lifetime Achievement Award

Staff say Marnie’s story is about ‘Canadian roots, family, love and compassion’

In the five years she has lived at Streamway Villa, Marnie Burke has been an asset to other residents living at the Cobourg long-term care home while keeping active in the community. Read more

Streamway Villa helping other LTC homes implement BSO interventions

With BSO embedded in Streamway’s culture, team members are positioned to help others

Since implementing the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative in 2012, Streamway Villa has had many successes improving the quality of life for residents with responsive behaviours. Read more

Petting zoo engages Streamway residents on many levels

Pictured above, scenes from the petting zoo that Streamway Villa hosted on June 3.

‘The residents didn’t want to go back inside. It was one of those magical days where everything just worked out perfectly’

The return visit of Kristie’s Little Portable Petting Zoo to Streamway Villa brought about a lot of fun, laughter and reminiscing for residents, while providing a conversation piece for the surrounding community. Read more

Streamway LEA comes up with ‘picture perfect’ idea for Mother’s Day

Streamway Villa resident Jean Ogden (left) and life enrichment aide Tracey Neville hold two picture frames Jean created in a program just before for Mother’s Day.

Resident mothers created decorative picture frames … but they were surprised with what happened next

A new member of Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team came up with what could be called a “picture perfect” idea to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents celebrate Mother’s Day. Read more