Meet Roxy, Village Green’s new feline team member

Roxy, Village Green’s new resident cat, is pictured here relaxing on a desk at the Greater Napanee long-term care home.

‘Finding that perfect match took a little while, but we definitely did it, we found the perfect match with Roxy’

Village Green has a new furry team member. Read more

Village Green’s BSO efforts are home-wide and ‘awesome,’ says Rosebridge Manor RPN

Trip to Selby home makes lasting impression, plants seeds

From the engagement of the entire staff to how well the home is organized, Molly Headrick stepped away from Village Green recently impressed with the long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) efforts. Read more

Springdale residents line up to visit young lamb

More pet therapy programs are coming up, LEC says

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – For several weeks, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Sonia Murney had been asking John Davis to bring one of his Ile de France lambs to Springdale Country Manor to visit residents, and on Feb. 7 she got her wish. Read more

Frost Manor scores near-perfect resident programming participation during outbreak

Frost Manor resident Melvin Killens is pictured here with a tower he created with life enrichment aide Amy Whitehead during a recent outbreak at the home.

Life enrichment team steps up one-to-one programming to achieve 95-100% success rate

By stepping up one-to-one programming and communicating with each other to discuss ideas and outcomes, the Frost Manor life enrichment team was able to engage nearly all of the Lindsay long-term care home’s 62 residents in activities during an outbreak in January. Read more

9-year-old raises money to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for Streamway Villa’s 59 residents

Nine-year-old Devon Tilk and life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty hold gifts that Devon bought for Streamway Villa residents to open on Valentine’s Day.

‘I don’t know many nine-year-olds who have this type of initiative and this type of passion for bringing hope, purpose and belonging to long-term care residents’

It’s not every day you see a nine-year-old going the extra mile to bring cheer to long-term-care home residents, but Devon Tilk isn’t your average nine-year-old. Read more

Alzheimer Society continues campaign to end stigma around dementia. Here’s why that’s important

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is now in the third year of its awareness campaign, “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand”. Through this initiative, Canadians who are living with cognitive impairment are coming forward to share their stories of living with dementia in an effort to stop the stigma attached to the condition. Read more

VIDEO: Forest Hill residents make video thanking Trinity Presbyterian Church for Christmas gifts

Forest Hill residents have created a video to thank parishioners from Trinity Presbyterian Church for their generosity during the holiday season.

In December, some of the church’s parishioners dropped off 80 gifts for residents of the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home to open on Christmas Day.

Residents wanted an opportunity to show their gratitude, so life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest shot a video of residents expressing their appreciation. Forest Hill director of care John Donzil posted the video on YouTube.

Craig recently went to Trinity Presbyterian Church during a service to play the video for parishioners and to personally thank them for their kindness.

Click here to watch the YouTube video.

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Pleasant Meadow residents request homemade pizza for Valentine’s lunch, dietary team delivers

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents requested a Valentine’s Day lunch of homemade pizza, tomato soup and spinach salad, and the Norwood long-term care home’s nutritional care team came through for them.

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents were treated to a special Valentine’s Day lunch featuring the homemade pizzas, tomato soup and spinach salad they requested nutritional care manager Judy Schell and her team serve. Read more

Love was in the air at Rosebridge Manor

Home hosted saxophone player, family members for Valentine’s Day

Rosebridge Manor had a lovin’ feeling in store for Valentine’s Day. Read more

Kindergarten class gives Kentwood Park residents an early Valentine’s Day surprise

Kentwood Park residents are pictured here with Valentine’s Day cards they received from kindergarten students at St. Gregory Catholic School.

A kindergarten class from St. Gregory Catholic School brought an early Valentine’s Day gift that put smiles on the faces of residents of the Picton long-term care home. Read more