VIDEO: Woodland Country Fair brings local community together

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers. Read more

Volunteers keep coming back to help make Woodland Villa Country Fair a success

Mary Lalonde (left) and Denise Legault volunteered once again at Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair.

Denise Legault and Mary Lalonde say the annual event brings smiles to everyone’s faces – and that’s a good enough reason to volunteer

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Two volunteers who returned to help Woodland Villa team members with this year’s Country Fair say the enjoyment residents and guests experience at the event is what keeps them coming back. Read more

Woodland Country Fair brings local community together

About 300 people from Long Sault and the surrounding area attend home’s flagship event

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers. Read more

New Triobike helps Woodland resident make a surprise visit home

Woodland Willa resident Eileen Hunt is seen here seated with PSW Karen Brennan in the home’s Triobike, surrounded by her family.

Eileen Hunt surprises her husband during her first time home in four years

On July 7, Woodland Villa resident Eileen Hunt made a surprise visit to her husband Ed at the house they shared prior to her moving into the Cornwall-area long-term care home. The visit was made possible thanks to the Triobike Woodland recently purchased. Read more

Woodland Villa launches Triobike program

Woodland Villa resident Muriel VanAllen and staff member Karen Brennan stop by a Tim Hortons drive-thru for coffee on the home’s new Triobike.

New initiative will get residents out into community for bike rides

Woodland Villa introduced the local community in Long Sault to its latest innovative venture: a Triobike that will help residents of all physical abilities go into town for a safe, enjoyable bike ride with others. Read more

Woodland Villa to add 17 beds by 2022

Local MPP says addition will help improve access to LTC in the region

Woodland Villa in Long Sault has been approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for a redevelopment project that will add 17 long-term care beds by December 2022 to help alleviate waiting lists in the largely rural region. Read more

Woodland Villa’s ‘go-to person’ receives Everyday Hero Award

Retired PSW Holly Bourgon always knew about each resident, and her advice was often sought by her colleagues

For many years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Bourgon was known as the “go-to person” around Woodland Villa. Read more

VIDEO: Volunteer couple’s generosity helps make Woodland Villa Country Fair a hit

Kevin and Shelley Osborne were two of the volunteers who helped make Woodland Villa’s Aug. 16 Country Fair a success. Not only are the Osbornes generous with their time, they are also generous with donations that help make each Country Fair an annual flagship event for Woodland Villa and the town of Long Sault. Read more

Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes says volunteering is ‘in my blood’

Pictured above, Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes received the home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work in the community during the past 50 years. In fact, Victor was even volunteering at the home’s Country Fair Aug. 16 when he received his award.

Helpful, community-minded resident receives home’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Volunteering has been an important part of Victor Dawkes’ life for 50 years. In fact, when The OMNIway recently spoke with the Woodland Villa resident, he was volunteering at the Cornwall-area long-term care home’s annual Country Fair on Aug. 16. Read more

Augusta Waddell’s leadership abilities ‘are hard to ignore’ at Woodland Villa

‘Passionate’ RPN who’s always working to enhance residents’ quality of life receives Inspired Leadership Award

Augusta Waddell is known around Woodland Villa as a registered practical nurse (RPN) who is a “passionate” team member with lots of ideas and works hard to provide the Long Sault, Ont., long-term care home’s residents with the best possible high-quality care. Read more