Community concerts draw Maplewood residents

Connections with Brighton strong, vital for home: administrator

Trumpets, trombones and conversation were drawing cards for Maplewood residents to head downtown Brighton this past summer. Read more

Enter if you dare: Maplewood unveils haunted garden

Maplewood life enrichment aide Rosanne Blackburn sets up to receive guests in the Brighton long-term care home’s haunted garden.

Brighton long-term care home raising money for residents’ council

BRIGHTON, Ont. – From swaying fabric ghosts and plastic eyeballs “preserved” in pickle jars to rubber hands lunging out of flower beds, Maplewood dares the public to enter its haunted garden. Read more

Willows Estate ‘hands it’ to massages as key support for people who have dementia

Scented lotion, touch, conversation calms, engages residents: LEC

With the allure of soothing lavender lotion, Willows Estate is giving residents who have dementia a hand. Read more

Volunteers celebrated for their ‘hands-on’ approach at Streamway Villa

Cobourg LTC home treats 20 volunteers to a barbecue to thank them for their hard work

Streamway Villa has lots of “hands-on volunteers”; volunteers who work directly with residents or with their hands to spruce up the Cobourg long-term care home, so management wanted a volunteer appreciation party to reflect that. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor RN is thankful for the encouragement that allowed her to hone leadership skills

Brittney Sharpe says administrator Doneath Stewart has empowered her in her role

Brittney Sharpe, who was named Frost Manor’s 2019 Inspired Leader, says she’s thankful for the empowerment administrator Doneath Stewart has provided her in her role as a registered nurse at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Springdale resident Marjory Jopling receives 60-year-pin from legion’s ladies’ auxiliary

Springdale Country Manor resident Marjory Jopling is pictured here with her daughter, Lynda Robson, after receiving her 60th-anniversary pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 ladies’ auxiliary. Lynda, who is also a member of the ladies’ auxiliary,  recently received her 20th-anniversary pin.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – In September, Marjory Jopling proudly accepted her 60th-anniversary pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 ladies’ auxiliary in Peterborough. Read more

Mystery word activity engages residents who have dementia

Willows Estate program among its most effective supports: LEC

Every few minutes, a Willows Estate resident who has dementia inquires about using the washroom. Read more

Village Green’s Sylvia O’Brien receives PSW Leadership Award

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) is pictured here with RPN Denise Simpson. Sylvia recently received an OLTCA PSW Leadership Award for her work with the home’s BSO team.

Administrator Linda Pierce, who nominated Sylvia for the honour, says ‘there were lots of good reasons that just jumped out at me and said, Sylvia O’Brien deserves this award.’

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien was one of four Ontario long-term care home staff members to receive a Personal Support Worker Leadership Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) during the organization’s conference in September. Read more

Frost Manor residents bring home 17 ribbons from Lindsay Exhibition

There’s a strong sense of teamwork among residents when making the crafts and baking for the annual fall fair’s contests, LEC says

Frost Manor residents brought back 17 ribbons for homemade crafts and baking they submitted for judging at the recent Lindsay Exhibition. Read more

OMNI homes celebrate Thanksgiving with family, turkey

Holiday larger than Christmas for Pleasant Meadow Manor residents

From packing their bags to stay with family to enjoying a turkey dinner in-house, OMNI Health Care marked Thanksgiving with all of the trimmings. Read more