Annual Forest Hill butterfly program still engaging residents after five years

Life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch and resident Evelyn Boles are pictured here with one of the painted lady butterflies the folks at the Kanata long-term care home helped raise.

Residents help raise the tiny creatures from caterpillars to painted ladies

A program that engages Forest Hill residents in the life cycle of butterflies each June is still going strong five years after life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch hatched the idea at the Kanata long-term care home. Read more

Forest Hill revamps Snoezelen room, team members seeing positive results

Forest Hill resident Theresa Norton, left, and life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch pose with the fibre-optic waterfall in the Kanata long-term care home’s Snoezelen room.

Residents of all abilities are enjoying the calming effects the sensory room provides

It has taken more than two years of work, but Forest Hill has completed the revamp of its Snoezelen room – and residents, families and staff members are loving it. Read more

Forest Hill celebrates resident Mary Blanchfield turning 100

Mary’s colourful life has largely focused on community service and proudly raising a family

Forest Hill resident Mary Blanchfield turned 100 on May 2, her latest milestone in a lifetime of accomplishments and community service. Read more

Forest Hill hosts a parrot educational program

Meaghan Keaney-Pearman of Parrot Partners shows Mad Max, a kea parrot, to Forest Hill resident Joan Davis.

Parrot Partners, a training and adoption centre for parrots, brings 3 birds to the home

Forest Hill recently played host to some parrots as part of a program that was both unique and educational. Read more

Family member donates another robotic cat to add to Frost Manor’s collection

Lisa Hughes (right) and her daughter Mckenna are pictured here with a robotic cat they recently donated to Frost Manor.

Residents have been enjoying their other two cats so much, Lisa Hughes decided to give them one more

LINDSAY, Ont. – Lisa Hughes and her daughter Mckenna dropped by Frost Manor in April with a surprise for the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents: one more robotic pet cat. Read more

Savour the flavour: LEA prepares Indian meal for Forest Hill residents

Forest Hill resident Marilyn Orr is pictured here enjoying an Indian lunch LEA Mridula Singh prepared recently.

Residents ‘absolutely loved’ the lunch Mridula Singh made from scratch

It is well known that Indian cuisine features some of the most flavourful dishes known to foodies, and Forest Hill life enrichment aide (LEA) Mridula Singh recently prepared samples of some of India’s best-known foods for the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Therapy dog Vezna is putting smiles on faces, one resident at a time

Forest Hill resident Shirley Grant pets Vezna, a schnauzer mix, who visits residents with her owner, Sharon MacDonald. Sharon and Vezna volunteer at Forest Hill through Ottawa Therapy Dogs.

For three years, Vezna and her owner, Sharon MacDonald, who are with Ottawa Therapy Dogs, have been volunteering at Forest Hill

For three years, a miniature schnauzer mix named Vezna has been volunteering at Forest Hill with her owner, Sharon MacDonald. Sharon and Vezna, who are with Ottawa Therapy Dogs, leave residents smiling after each visit. Read more

Forest Hill’s Larry Leslie praised for his leadership on many fronts

Forest Hill ESM/maintenance manager Larry Leslie is pictured here holding his Inspired Leadership Award.

Home’s ECM/maintenance manager presented with Inspired Leadership Award

Larry Leslie is known around Forest Hill as a team leader who doesn’t leave work until he knows the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home is safe and that residents and staff members have everything they need. He also takes on the dual role of environmental services manager (ESM) and maintenance manager at the home. Read more

War hero and resident advocate Alex Classen receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen is pictured here receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from administrator Susan Bell.

‘I can think of no one who is more deserving of this award,’ says LEC in nominating the Second World War veteran for the honour

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen served Canada in the Second World War and today serves as an advocate for his fellow residents at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home by being active in its residents’ council. For his commitment to Canada and to his fellow residents, Alex was recently presented with the home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Forest Hill recognizes PSW with a ‘big heart’

Forest Hill personal support worker Saida Abdullahi is pictured here after receiving her Everyday Hero Award at a recent ceremony at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home.

Saida Abdullahi receives Everyday Hero Award

A quiet, genuine caregiver is receiving recognition for her kind-hearted contributions to Forest Hill. Read more