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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

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Training in LTC homes gives occupational therapy students important transferable skills

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

Better communication and learning how to work with people with a broad range of abilities are some of the skills Fleming College students are perfecting at Riverview Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Enhanced communication skills and experience working with people who have a broad range of physical and cognitive abilities – these are some of the key benefits Fleming College occupational therapy students are reaping through a nine-week placement at Riverview Manor, says their instructor, Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Fleming College students modify neck brace to help Riverview resident with Parkinson’s

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

This is just one example of the benefits students bring to residents through placement partnership

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of Fleming College occupational therapy students and their instructor recently modified a neck brace for a Riverview Manor resident affected by Parkinson’s disease who was having difficulty keeping her head up while walking. Read more

Riverview Manor’s therapy partnership with Fleming College a ‘win-win’

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris (standing, far right). The students are doing a placement at Riverview Manor as part of a partnership between the Peterborough long-term care home and college.

Residents get additional help in the physio program, while students gain valuable experience

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A collaboration between Riverview Manor and Fleming College’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant program is a “win-win” for both the Peterborough long-term care home and the students involved with the partnership, says instructor Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Riverview LEA spearheads another successful Movember campaign, raising $1,926

Life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (far right, back row) poses with some of the Riverview Manor residents who participated in this year’s Movember fundraiser at the home.

Since 2012, Adam Wicklum and his team have raised $6,191 to support men’s health projects

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum once again spearheaded a successful campaign in November to support the Movember Foundation. Read more

Riverview NSM Neil MacDonald elected OSNM Kawarthas chapter rep

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Neil is the second straight OMNI team member to hold the position

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor nutritional care manager (NSM) Neil MacDonald has been elected to represent the Kawarthas chapter of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management (OSNM). Read more

Riverview’s inaugural open house engages families, staff and suppliers

Riverview Manor’s suppliers and partners gathered for an open house event at the Peterborough long-term care home on Sept. 22. The event served as an opportunity to educate people on the services provided to residents and staff.

First event of its kind also serves as an educational opportunity for families and staff

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor hosted an open house Sept. 22 to connect the Peterborough long-term care home’s family members, staff, suppliers and organizational partners. Read more

Riverview Manor Big Bike team raises $1,500-plus for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Riverview Manor's Big Bike team, pictured above, raised more than $1,500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation on May 10.

Riverview Manor’s Big Bike team, pictured above, raised more than $1,500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation on May 10.

Small team raises big money

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Fourteen people representing Riverview Manor peddled the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike around downtown Peterborough May 10, raising more than $1,500 for the organization. Read more

Riverview Manor receives iPods to enhance residents’ quality of life

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New program aims to decrease agitation and behaviours through individualized music playlists

Riverview Manor recently received three iPod shuffles to help enhance quality of life for residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more