Forest Hill revamps Snoezelen room, team members seeing positive results

Forest Hill resident Theresa Norton, left, and life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch pose with the fibre-optic waterfall in the Kanata long-term care home’s Snoezelen room.

Residents of all abilities are enjoying the calming effects the sensory room provides

It has taken more than two years of work, but Forest Hill has completed the revamp of its Snoezelen room – and residents, families and staff members are loving it. Read more

Rosebridge Manor remembers past residents

A picture board is on display as part of a recent memorial service at Rosebridge Manor in Jasper, Ont.

Jasper long-term care home holds memorial service

Members of the Rosebridge Manor community had a chance to reflect on the lives and memories of past loved ones and residents June 20. Read more

Info session updates Riverview residents and family members on home’s rebuild

The ministry has approved the design for the new 160-bed home, and residents and families were keen to talk about its features

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 20 residents and family members attended a June 25 information session at Riverview Manor to update them on the progress of the construction project to build a new 160-bed, three-storey home, which is slated to open in Peterborough’s north end by December 2022. Read more

Frost Manor’s ‘little in-house celebrity dog’ is providing quality visits with residents

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane visits with Tracker, a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog.

Tracker’s owner, Bill Dopson, says they’re both enjoying their volunteer experience at the Lindsay LTC home

Tracker, a seven-year-old Basset hound, is not only a favourite visitor at Frost Manor, he’s also pretty well-known around Lindsay. Read more

Riverview staff redirects resident’s penchant for writing ‘inappropriate notes’ towards something positive

Rather than writing rude notes for staff, the resident now pens friendly letters to another resident at Burnbrae Gardens

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident began leaving “inappropriate notes” for staff at the Peterborough long-term care home, two team members created a plan to harness the resident’s flair for writing and direct it towards something positive. Read more

Day of Caring was also a day of fond reminiscing for Streamway residents

Residents help volunteers tidy up the home’s courtyard

When Frank Henderson moved into Streamway Villa recently, his wife, Joyce, joked with the Cobourg long-term care home’s team members that the courtyard garden would need to be fixed up or Frank, a retired gardener, would be out there taking care of things himself. Read more

Frost Manor is helping plant seeds of future opportunities for students

Partnership with local high school is giving students the skills they need today for future employment

LINDSAY, Ont. – The best possible outcome from a partnership between Frost Manor and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is the future opportunities the collaboration could present for the five co-op and special education students involved, say those supervising the initiative. Read more

Petting zoo returns to Streamway Villa to bring residents memories and smiles

‘It brings the residents happiness; it’s a lot of fun for them’

COBOURG, Ont. – Many Streamway Villa residents are from agricultural backgrounds, so being able to see, touch and interact with an array of animals in the courtyard of the Cobourg long-term care home proved to be the perfect way to get them reminiscing. Read more

Vegetables, hobbies sprout at Maplewood

Maplewood residents and staff started vegetables from seeds inside a small greenhouse they made in the Brighton long-term care home.

‘There are two residents who are right into it’

From fresh tomatoes and cucumbers in their salads to pickling their own beets, good things are starting to sprout in Maplewood’s gardens. Read more

This year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day focuses on decreasing isolation for seniors

CNPEA and EAO are using social media campaign to raise awareness and asking Canadians for support

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was on Saturday (June 15), and the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) and Elder Abuse Ontario (EAO) are asking Canadians to raise awareness of the importance of social inclusion for seniors as part of its 2019 campaign. Read more