Streamway Villa: a small but mightily friendly home, family says

Resident Mary Cove, dressed as Mrs. Claus, waves to the camera Christmas morning at Streamway Villa. Mary’s son, Doug, and daughter-in-law, Dawn, are praising the Cobourg long-term care home for loving environment staff members provide.

‘It’s a real team and a real happy bunch of people, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life’

Streamway Villa may be older than some other long-term care homes, but one couple says they wouldn’t have their loved one living anywhere else. Read more

Musical programs get Springdale residents engaged and reminiscing

Residents affected by cognitive impairment are receiving positive social results from activities that focus on familiar tunes, says LEC

Almost everyone has a strong connection to music, and hearing familiar tunes is often a way to engage people living with cognitive impairment in a meaningful way that they enjoy, says Springdale Country Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Sonia Murney. Read more

Sense of home is a feeling and a reality at Maplewood: administrator


‘This is just a place where family is everything’

On her way home from the hospital after giving birth, a Maplewood employee’s first stop with her new baby was at the Brighton long-term care home. Read more

Resident teaches Girl Guides a new song during a recent visit

A group of Girl Guides is seen here performing for Forest Hill residents in December.

Barbara Brownhill wanted to share something with the group from her days as a Guide 60 years ago

When a group of Girl Guides stopped by Forest Hill recently to sing for residents, their performance was a big hit with the crowd. Read more

Massages, manicures popular with residents who have dementia

Familiarity key aspect of effective supports at Rosebridge Manor, LEC says

The offer of massages and manicures is proving to be a popular and soothing way of supporting residents who have dementia at OMNI Health Care’s Rosebridge Manor. Read more

Co-op student enjoyed her Streamway placement so much she’s decided to return to volunteer

Streamway Villa resident Betty Cole and co-op student Taylor Stacey share some time at the Cobourg long-term care home’s piano.

Taylor Stacey says Streamway Villa has also ‘more than confirmed’ her ambition to pursue a nursing career

Taylor Stacey wrapped up her four-month co-op placement at Streamway Villa on Jan. 22, but the Grade 11 Cobourg Collegiate student says she will soon be returning to volunteer. Read more

Maria Noorenberghe is not just an RN, she’s ‘the backbone of Country Terrace’

Registered nurse Maria Noorenberghe, pictured above, is the recipient of Country Terrace’s 2019 Inspired Leadership Award.

This is how administrator Karen Dann describes the home’s 2019 Inspired Leadership recipient

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann characterizes registered nurse Maria Noorenberghe as having a strong work ethic and as being a team member who’s always there for residents, their families and her co-workers at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Therapy horses return to Frost Manor for Christmas surprise

Frost Manor resident Kathleen Waite pets one of the therapy horses that visited the Lindsay long-term care home Dec. 24.

‘The residents’ faces lit right up and you could see how comfortable they were’

Two therapy horses returned to Frost Manor on Christmas Eve to bring the same love and affection the pair had brought the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents during an earlier visit at Halloween. Read more

Local church group helps make Burnbrae Gardens’ Christmas extra special

‘It was a real heartwarming little event that they created’

It was an extra special Christmas at Burnbrae Gardens this past holiday season – and one filled with community support – when members of St. John’s United Church dropped by the Campbellford long-term care home Dec. 20 with loads of gifts residents had requested. Read more

Residents brighten up Frost Manor with creative designs on their wheelchairs and walkers

Frost Manor residents Chris Todd (left) and Mary Lee Digiacomo (right) pose with their award-winning walker and wheelchair designs.

Lindsay LTC home hosts contest that gets lots of resident and family participation

During the Christmas season and continuing into the new year, some Frost Manor residents had noticeably brightened up the Lindsay long-term care home with creative designs on their wheelchairs and walkers. Read more