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

Streamway Villa receives OLTCA award for success with OMNI’s diabetes program

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski (left) and RAI co-ordinator Kerrie Chapple (right) are seen here accepting a Clinical Protocol Excellence Award during the OLTCA’s This is Long Term Care conference in Toronto Nov. 29.

Daily huddles, where staff talk about diabetes issues, have helped keep hypoglycemic events at near nil

Streamway Villa is one of the recipients of the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Clinical Protocol Excellence Award for its success with OMNI Health Care’s diabetes protocol. Read more

Streamway Villa staff comes in on day off to take residents to Remembrance Day service

 

Pictured above, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, along with resident veterans Marnie Burke (front) and Frances Gage (behind), lays a wreath at the Cobourg cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

Eight residents attend service at Cobourg cenotaph to honour veterans

Thanks to the efforts of several residents’ families and staff members who came in on their day off, Streamway Villa residents were able to attend a Remembrance Day service in Cobourg. Read more

Streamway Villa hosts its largest volunteer appreciation BBQ in 7 years

Pictured above, special cupcakes and candles were given to Streamway Villa volunteers during the home’s appreciation event on Sept. 22.

Volunteers presented with unique gifts, and residents pay tribute to those donating their time to the home

Streamway Villa hosted its largest volunteer appreciation barbecue in seven years on Sept. 22. This year’s event had some new offerings that went over well with the 15 people who were honoured for their service to the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Streamway Villa residents have been up to something ‘fishy’

Pictured above, some scenes from Streamway Villa’s recent outing to the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto.

Trip to Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium becomes a stimulating experience that brings back many fond memories

Streamway Villa residents and staff members recently spent an afternoon marvelling at sharks, jellyfish and tropical fish at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto, an experience everyone wants to repeat, says Christina Doughty. Read more