‘Lobster fest’ comes to Streamway Villa

Residents jokingly request steak and lobster for lunch – and then staff members prepare it for them

A while back, two Streamway Villa residents jokingly suggested at a residents’ council meeting at the Cobourg long-term care home that the nutritional care team serve steak and lobster tails for lunch. This gave staff members an idea. Read more

Volunteers revamp Streamway Villa’s garden during Day of Caring

Residents can enjoy new flowers and a freshly painted picnic table, thanks to volunteers from SABIC

Streamway Villa was one of the sites selected by the Northumberland United Way to receive a helping hand from volunteers on the 21st Day of Caring, an annual event where employees from local industries and organizations devote time to helping others. Read more

Petting zoo gets Streamway Villa residents reminiscing

Goats, a pony and an alpaca get residents talking about their farming days

Streamway Villa residents and staff members had a visit recently from Kristie’s Little Portable Petting Zoo, a travelling animal handler, which brought goats, a pony and an alpaca, an animal native to South America that’s similar to a llama, to the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Streamway Villa residents engaged in the issues ahead of election day

Candidate Lou Rinaldi meets with residents, and residents’ council and current events program helped inform everyone

Streamway Villa team members and residents collaborated to help educate people living at the Cobourg long-term care home on the issues surrounding the June 7 Ontario election to help them make informed decisions. Read more

VIDEO: Streamway Villa resident Bill Ramsay wowing everyone with his piano playing

On the afternoon of May 1, Streamway Villa resident Bill Ramsay sat down at the piano in the Cobourg long-term care home and started to play. The residents and staff loved it. Read more

Jay Allen song Blank Stares strikes a chord with LEC

Christina Doughty says the song is a reminder of the realities of Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent conversation with The OMNIway, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty asked that we share a YouTube link to a video by country music recording artist Jay Allen. Read more

Focusing on strengths and interests enhances quality of life for residents with dementia: LEC

Students from St. Michael Elementary School are seen here singing for Streamway Villa residents in December 2016. Intergenerational activities have long been favourite programs for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents.

Streamway Villa residents benefiting from sensory activities, fitness program, music therapy and intergenerational get-togethers

Focusing on activities that play to people’s strengths and interests – especially those that encourage reminiscing – are proving to be effective at enhancing quality of life for long-term care residents living with dementia, says Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

Initiative to provide LTC residents with Christmas presents comes to Streamway Villa

Vicky Davis, right, and Lynn Stewart, left, are seen here with Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, holding stockings they made and stuffed for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents as part of their Stuff a Stocking for a Senior campaign.

Cobourg resident Vicky Davis launched Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project to ensure people living in local LTC homes received gifts Dec. 25

A project launched by two Ontario women to ensure residents at Cobourg long-term care homes receive Christmas presents touched Streamway Villa during the holiday season. Read more

Streamway Christmas bazaar raises more than $800 for residents’ council

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Response from staff, family and community was ‘above and beyond,’ says LEC

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says the support for this year’s Christmas bazaar from staff, families and the community was “above and beyond” what she has seen in her seven years working at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Renowned sculptor and Streamway Villa resident Frances Gage ‘was truly an inspiration’

Frances Gage is seen here during a ceremony in June 2016 where she received OMNI Health Care’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She had a connection with the Group of Seven, her artwork is featured in public places across Ontario and she received OMNI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Gage, one of Canada’s most celebrated sculptors who created hundreds of pieces in her lifetime, passed away at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Nov. 26. She was 93. Read more