Local library helping Forest Hill residents get their book fix

Forest Hill resident Marilyn Orr holds a book she received through an outreach program run by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Through the program, library employee Gregor Bertram (pictured at left) visits the Kanata long-term care home every month with books residents request.

Kanata LTC home is finding great success using local library’s outreach program

Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Craig Forrest says residents at the Kanata long-term care home who enjoy reading have been receiving excellent service from an outreach program offered by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library for about two years. Read more

Seniors Cruises returns to Springdale Country Manor for community car show

Springdale Country Manor residents Jenny and Frank Coleman relax in front of a 1972 Dodge Challenger owned by their nephew, Gerry Little (pictured at far right), during the home’s annual car show on July 23.

Hot-rod get-together also serves as a small family reunion for one resident couple

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – It’s a warm summer day, and Gerry Little sits next to his 1972 Dodge Challenger, while his aunt and uncle, Frank and Jenny Coleman, sit comfortably in front of the fully restored, bright orange muscle car with a 340 V8 engine that’s so clean you could eat lunch off it. Read more

Home nurtures residents’ gardening roots

Almonte Country Haven residents recently enjoyed a picnic on the Lanark County long-term care home’s front patio. Residents got to enjoy a well-shaded lunch prepared by residents which included onions and fresh herbs
from the home’s gardens.

Almonte Country Haven gardens boast flowers, herbs, vegetables

Whether plucking a carrot from the garden or enjoying the colourful sight of flowers at their peak, the gardens at Almonte Country Haven offer plenty for residents and staff alike. Read more

MP visits Forest Hill to meet with residents

Forest Hill resident Cheryl Penney (left), is pictured here with Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon. McCrimmon stopped by the Ottawa-area long-term care home for a visit in late June.

Karen McCrimmon stopped by just before Canada Day to chat with residents and hand out flags and pins. Residents appreciated her taking the time to meet with them, LEC says

Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon stopped by Forest Hill the week before Canada Day to meet with residents, a gesture that was well received by those living at the Ottawa-area long-term care home, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Craig Forrest. Read more

Summer days of barbecues, ice cream a hit at Almonte Country Haven

Freda, an Almonte Country Haven resident, is pictured here enjoying an ice cream cone on the patio of the Lanark County long-term care home.

Residents enjoying the great outdoors: LEC

From enjoying ice cream on the patio to watching kids ride their bicycles, residents are embracing all-things summer at Almonte Country Haven. Read more

Riverview Manor residents treated to a piece of hockey history

Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph holds the J. Ross Robertson Cup alongside Riverview Manor resident Owen Fallis.

Cedric Ralph, the son of staff member Brigitte Byette and a centreman for the Guelph Storm, stopped by the Peterborough home with the J. Ross Robertson Cup on Friday

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph stopped by Riverview Manor July 19 to show the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and staff members the J. Ross Robertson Cup which his team won after beating the Ottawa 67’s in May to win the OHL championship and advance to the Memorial Cup series. Read more

Homes beat the heat with ingenuity

Employees organize indoor activities, cold treats

From darts to memory games, OMNI Health Care staff members are being creative about how to handle a recent heatwave. Read more

Collaborative, month-long ‘under the sea’ theme has been a hit with Frost Manor residents

What started as an idea to decorate the dining/activity room with an underwater theme has taken on a life of its own

The dining and activity room at Frost Manor is now “under the sea.” Read more

Volunteer vowed to ‘give back’ to Riverview Manor all the LTC home gave his mother-in-law

Riverview Manor volunteer Mark Coady spends time with residents during a July 17 visit to the Peterborough long-term care home.

From pet therapy to religious services to helping with bingo, Mark Coady does it all

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Mark Coady first became acquainted with Riverview Manor about 10 years ago when his mother-in-law was living at the Peterborough long-term care home. Mark would often find himself helping residents when his wife was assisting her mother, and it seemed natural for him to progress to becoming a volunteer. Read more

Village Green barbecue creates a strong sense of community


Promoting the annual summertime flagship event early results in a ‘huge’ turnout

Nothing brings people together quite like food and fun, and that was certainly the case when Village Green hosted its annual resident and family barbecue on July 9.
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