How a Springdale resident’s dance reminded a student why she’s choosing a nursing career

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 4.

‘It was so nice to see a resident who doesn’t communicate express how happy she was’

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Katherine Ledlie recalls how she was walking down a hallway at Springdale Country Manor recently when a resident who does not verbally communicate spotted her, smiled and started to do a little dance. Read more

Residents win big with casino activity

Maplewood offers card game, slot machine, more

With the roll of the dice, Maplewood life enrichment staff members spun a winning activity recently for residents. Read more

LTC placement has been an ideal starting point for nurse training, student says

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 4.

While her goal is to become a pediatric nurse, Katherine Ledlie says her placement at Springdale Country Manor is providing an excellent introduction to hands-on care

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Katherine Ledlie plans to become a pediatric nurse when she completes a nursing degree at Trent University, but she says doing a placement at Springdale Country Manor has been the perfect starting point for learning hands-on care. Read more

Volunteers will again help spruce up Streamway’s courtyard on Day of Caring

United Way’s annual event made a big difference last year, says LEC

Streamway Villa has once again been selected by the Northumberland United Way to receive a helping hand from volunteers on the June 7 Day of Caring, an annual event where employees from local industries and organizations devote time to helping others. Read more

Village Green promotes the importance of nutrition and hydration to residents and staff

Nutritional care team organizes an engaging five-day event

Village Green promoted the importance of healthy eating and hydration March 18-22 in honour of Nutrition and Hydration Week. Read more

Riverview NCM’s visit to Almonte Country Haven provides ideas to enhance meal service

Riverview Manor nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald (left) and Almonte Country Haven nutritional care manager Dave Benn (right) are pictured here in the Almonte kitchen Feb. 27.

Neil MacDonald says he is impressed with how the home is able to prepare so much from-scratch cooking for residents

Neil MacDonald says a key benefit to being a nutritional care manager (NCM) in an OMNI Health Care long-term care home is that there are opportunities to visit sister homes to learn how others are improving residents’ quality of life through meal service and incorporate those learnings. Read more

Magician wows Frost Manor residents

Frost Manor resident Grant Thurston helps magician Ron Guttman with a trick during a March 18 performance at the home.

Residents wanted something unique for entertainment and Ron Guttman delivered a unique performance

Frost Manor residents wanted to experience a different type of entertainment and magician Ron Guttman fit the bill when he brought his act to the Lindsay long-term care home March 18. Read more

Aurora ladies to get shopping fix

Willows Estate

Willows Estate residents enjoy Walmart trip

From selecting a new handbag to purchasing sweets, a shopping trip usually provides a little boost for Willows Estate residents. Read more

Instructor underscores value of introducing nursing students to LTC

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 11.

Sarah Towns says nursing students are gaining valuable hands-on skills through placement at Springdale Country Manor

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – A clinical instructor overseeing Trent University nursing students doing an eight-week placement at Springdale Country Manor says the partnership is providing the students with opportunities to enhance their skill sets through hands-on experience working with the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Frost Manor hosts party to wish Sandi Allison a happy retirement

Sandi Allison gets ready to cut the cake at her March 13 retirement party at Frost Manor. Sandi recently retired after serving as the Lindsay long-term care home’s office manager for 14 years.

Team members send much-loved office manager their best wishes and reflect on the value she brought to the home

LINDSAY, Ont. – There were tears and laughter at Frost Manor on March 13 as staff members shared their memories of working with office manager Sandi Allison who recently retired after serving the Lindsay long-term care home for 14 years. Read more