LTC homes can help raise Alzheimer’s awareness during 24th annual Coffee Break

The Sept. 19 event, which is hosted by the Alzheimer Society, also raises money to support programs and services

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada is gearing up for its 24th annual Coffee Break fundraiser and awareness campaign on Sept. 19. Read more

Village Green and local OSPCA branch create a purr-fect partnership

A litter of kittens is now being brought to the Greater Napanee home once a month. Residents are loving it

A new partnership Village Green has formed with a local branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is helping bring kittens to the Greater Napanee long-term care home once a month, and residents couldn’t be happier. Read more

Maplewood anticipates annual fall apple festival

‘We are a vital part of the community, as the community is to us’

AppleFest typically harvests a good time for residents of Maplewood in Brighton. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor becomes a water park for a day

LINDSAY, Ont. – On the sunny afternoon of Aug. 26, Frost Manor turned its backyard into a water park and gave residents a chance to go for a ride down a 50-foot water slide team members had set up. Read more

Corn-on-the-cob social a tasty treat for Willows Estate residents

‘We’ll do it again for sure,’ LEC says

The summer isn’t over yet and Willows Estate residents recently got a taste of one of the season’s signature foods. Read more

Streamway reading program proving beneficial for residents with cognitive impairment

The activity is helping residents reminisce and encouraging meaningful conversations

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says a book program offered at Streamway Villa is proving to be a valuable tool for engaging residents with varying degrees of cognitive impairment because of the reminiscing the activity brings and the conversations it fosters. Read more

Maplewood’s gardens the bee’s knees

‘Our gardens are thriving,’ says LEC Rachel Corkery

Maplewood received a ‘bee’utiful surprise when its concern about wasps in its garden led to calling a professional. Read more

End-of-summer corn roast creates vibrant family atmosphere at Forest Hill

From left to right, Forest Hill residents Margaret Bryce and Shirley Sutherland get corn cobs ready for the pot during the Kanata long-term care home’s annual corn roast Aug. 23.

About 80 people enjoyed barbecued riblets, potato salad and, of course, fresh corn on the cob, at Forest Hill on Aug. 23, during the Kanata long-term care home’s annual corn roast.
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Collaboration between Springdale and farm praised

Springdale Country Manor resident Lloyd Plumley enjoys a visit from some furry friends.

Recent visits from Woolley Wonderland Farm have been successful, and more opportunities could be on the horizon

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents have enjoyed interacting with animals that have visited the Peterborough County long-term care home from Woolley Wonderland Farm in recent months, and both the home and farm are hoping to keep this collaboration going. Read more

West Lake Terrace to usher in new season with fall fair

Family member donation makes event possible, LEC says

With apple pies to judge, cotton candy to enjoy and ring toss to play, West Lake Terrace is welcoming autumn’s upcoming arrival with a fun-filled event. Read more