Village Green’s co-founder among attendees at LTC home’s 40th anniversary celebration

Vera Richards, pictured above, gave Village Green its name in 1978.

‘Things have changed, naturally, but as far as the people who work here, they are still as kind and as nice as always,’ says Vera Richards

SELBY, Ont. – Vera Richards recalls how she was working for the telephone company in Duncan, B.C. in the 1970s and would periodically have to ring the number of a local hotel called the Village Green Inn. Read more

Village Green celebrates 40 years of serving community

Greater Napanee LTC home lauded at celebration for its family atmosphere and the value its people bring residents and the local region

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green on Sept. 21 hosted a celebration to mark the long-term care home’s 40th anniversary serving residents and the community of Greater Napanee. Read more

Village Green LEA explains why he made the right career move into LTC

Village Green life enrichment aide Jonathan Turcotte, pictured at far right, has been working at the Greater Napanee long-term care home since January.

Jonathan Turcotte spent 12 years working in construction before he started working at Village Green in January. He says he has not looked back on his decision

Jonathan Turcotte has made an interesting career change. Having spent more than 12 years as a construction worker, Jonathan enrolled in a diploma program at Trillium College in Kingston at age 30, and, in January, became a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. Read more

(VIDEO) Village Green’s 40th anniversary will be a celebration of the people who’ve made the home successful

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green opened its doors 40 years ago today (Aug. 27), and the Selby, Ont. long-term care home is gearing up for a daylong celebration of its anniversary celebration on Sept. 21. Read more

Barbecue lunch ‘true best practice of how a meal should be’

Village Green residents are seen here during the home’s Aug. 15 barbecue.

Village Green residents, staff dine together

There’s nothing like a meal that brings the entire family to the table. Read more

Village Green residents attend barefoot waterskiing championships in Selby

Being outdoors and watching unique event scores big points with residents

Selby, Ont. hosted the 2018 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF’s) world barefoot waterski championships last week, and residents and staff members from nearby Village Green were on hand to watch some of the action on Aug. 16. Read more

LEA says Village Green’s residents and atmosphere have made for an enjoyable first 6 months

Village Green LEA Chris Jenkins shares a moment with resident Marie Champagne.

LEC Karen Coulter says Chris Jenkins has been an excellent fit for the home

Chris Jenkins says he has enjoyed his first six months working as a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. He says what has made his experience enjoyable has been the residents and the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s atmosphere. Read more

VIDEO: Village Green BSO team shares successes

SELBY, Ont. – In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge. Read more

Linda Pierce attributes supportive atmosphere to her 28 years of success as Village Green’s administrator

Linda Pierce has been a member of the Village Green team since 1988.

‘It has been an incredible story with an amazing team’

Administrator Linda Pierce, who is celebrating 30 years of serving the residents of Village Green this year, says her journey for the past three decades has been marked by strong support from OMNI Health Care, her colleagues, family and the community. Read more

How a personalized events calendar changed the life of a Village Green resident

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

Resident enjoying enhanced quality of life, thanks to simple intervention

SELBY, Ont. – Two Village Green Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members say there are many great success stories resulting from the initiative but there is one that stands out. Read more