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Lift lock tour a new experience for some Streamway residents, a time to reminisce for others

Streamway Villa residents show off their big smiles as they make their way down the Otonabee River towards the Peterborough Lift Lock.

17 residents from Cobourg LTC home take visit world’s tallest hydraulic boat lift

Streamway Villa residents and staff members went on the famed Peterborough Lift Lock cruise on Sept. 11. The outing was a new experience for some residents, while others found themselves reminiscing about times they had spent on the water. Read more

Every three seconds someone develops dementia. Awareness can help stem this

People and organizations asked to share important info about Alzheimer’s and dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month campaign

By the time you finish reading this sentence, one person somewhere in the world will have developed dementia. This is the key message behind the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, entitled Every Three Seconds. 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

Fresh veggies, anyone? Country Terrace delivering more meals made from home-grown produce

Pictured above, Country Terrace has been serving pizza topped with veggies grown in the home’s garden.

Pizza, pizza buns and colourful garnishes are some of the latest offerings from the kitchen

Imagine biting into a slice of homemade pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions, grown in your own garden. Or tearing into a warm, fresh-from-the-oven pizza bun made with the same vine-ripened tomatoes. Read more

Alzheimer Society underscores value gardening programs bring to people with dementia

OMNI homes have also found success using gardens to curb agitation and enhance quality of life for residents

The Alzheimer Society of Canada says gardening programs can be effective tools to help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. 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

Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

Pictured seated above, Ruth Kelly, who has been staying at Wildwood Care Centre as a respite admission, was recently joined by her husband at the home to celebrate their 72nd anniversary. The couple’s four daughters, pictured standing, joined their mom and dad for the celebration.

Children of Ruth Kelly say the team has also helped the family navigate the system and even hosted an anniversary celebration for parents

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support. Read more

Study: music therapy effective at reducing agitation in people with dementia

Researchers say receptive music therapy is a viable nonpharmacologic option to decreasing agitation and anxiety in people with dementia

A recent study conducted by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong indicates that listening to music is more effective at curbing agitation and anxiety in people with dementia than interactive music therapy or no music therapy. Read more

‘We want to be known as the long-term care home that rocks’

Country Terrace is launching a music program for younger residents interested in classic rock

Anyone who has been to a long-term care home knows that golden oldies from the 1930s and 1940s have long been the choice of music for residents who enjoy reminiscing about their youth. But there’s also increasing demand for Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Read more