Animated Maplewood entertainer gets residents moving

Residents and staff members of Maplewood dance to the entertainment provided by Harvey & Friends.

Men, women sing, dance to oldies

The sound of voices singing Tom Jones’ Delilah trails out of the dining room at Maplewood. Read more

Springdale partnership providing valuable work experience to students

Mark Wilkins (second from left), a child and youth counsellor with Kinark Child and Family Services, is seen here with a group of students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School during a visit to Springdale Country Manor to prep the home’s gardens for planting.

A partnership between LTC home and a social-service agency is creating opportunities for teens

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A partnership between Springdale Country Manor and the Kinark Child and Family Services’ S.T.R.I.V.E. (Support Teenagers in Readiness for Independence, Vocation and Education) program is offering a unique way to help local high school students make a difference in their community. Read more

TASSS students begin annual garden planting at Springdale

Pictured above, TASSS student Lincoln is seen here at work in one of the gardens at Springdale Country Manor.

Partnership providing students in S.T.R.I.V.E. program with valuable experience while helping to beautify the home

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – It’s a Friday morning and a group of students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School (TASSS) are busy prepping the gardens at Springdale Country Manor for a planting session in summer. Read more

Dietary aide makes it her mission to bring exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens

Pictured above, resident Phillip Ash wanted to “wear” a python that was among many exotic animals that visited Burnbrae Gardens on May 19.

Janet McInroy inspired by success Zoo To You program had with Streamway Villa residents

Dietary aide Janet McInroy was watching an OMNIway video story about Zoo To You recently visiting Streamway Villa when the idea came to her to bring the exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Gardening program takes root at Maplewood

Family members build, donate planter boxes

As the cucumber plant is beginning to sprout, so are the possibilities for a gardening program at Maplewood. Read more

LEC recalls her family’s experience with palliative care at Rosebridge Manor

Kathy Barr says the care provided to her mother-in-law provided her with a unique insight

It was in the spring of 2016 when Rosebridge Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Kathy Barr had a unique experience with the palliative care offered by her co-workers at the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Springdale residents’ creativity nets $935 for their council

Jim Gunsolus poses with Springdale Country Manor volunteer Julie Hume in front of the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw he won on May 18. The draw raised $935 for Springdale’s residents’ council.

Money raised from ‘wheelbarrow of wine’ fundraiser will be put towards outings

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents collected $935 for the home’s residents’ council on May 18 during the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw they organized. Read more

Maplewood honours its female residents

Carnations adorn the tables during a Mother’s Day social at Maplewood.

Brighton home hosts Mother’s Day social

BRIGHTON, Ont. – Maplewood honoured thy mothers with a May 14 social event at the Brighton long-term care home. Read more

Streamway LEA comes up with ‘picture perfect’ idea for Mother’s Day

Streamway Villa resident Jean Ogden (left) and life enrichment aide Tracey Neville hold two picture frames Jean created in a program just before for Mother’s Day.

Resident mothers created decorative picture frames … but they were surprised with what happened next

A new member of Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team came up with what could be called a “picture perfect” idea to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents celebrate Mother’s Day. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens residents and local students forming meaningful bonds through program

Campbellford District High School student Sara Ferguson (right) is pictured here with Burnbrae Gardens resident Marlene Lintern. Sara has been coming to Burnbrae every Wednesday for the past month to help staff members and spend time with residents as part of a program.

‘I think it’s a great learning opportunity all the way around’

A collaboration between Burnbrae Gardens and a local school is providing two students with important learning opportunities, while creating meaningful bonds with the Campbellford long-term care home’s residents. Read more