Maplewood LEA Rosanne Blackburn is taking on the role of in-house entertainer

Maplewood life enrichment aide Rosanne Blackburn, pictured above, recently dressed as Elvis and danced to one of the King’s songs for the home’s residents.

‘I just want to put a smile on residents’ faces and make them laugh – and it’s working’

Since Maplewood residents have been missing their regular entertainment due to restrictions in place during the global COVID-19 pandemic, life enrichment aide (LEA) Rosanne Blackburn has been coming up with ways to keep people smiling and the laughter flowing. Read more

The sister of a new Maplewood resident is applauding staff for their care during a challenging time

Betty Wagner says the Maplewood team has provided a safe, loving environment for her sister

Moving into a long-term care home is often a big change for new residents, and during a global pandemic there are even more changes to adapt to. Read more

Maplewood uses PA system to spread cheer

Home makes daily announcements, shares jokes

Maplewood is using its PA system to give residents a smile during the global pandemic restrictions that have those who live there isolated in their rooms. Read more

LEA builds activity cart in her spare time

Lynanne Campbell makes ‘something, ordinary, extraordinary’

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Lynanne Campbell may not be at work but her mind is clearly on the residents of Maplewood. Read more

Family member praises Brighton home’s response to global pandemic

Karen Zidenberg, right, poses in an earlier picture with her mother, Florence Zidenberg, who is a resident of Maplewood in Brighton.

‘I couldn’t ask for anything better’: Karen Zidenberg

Karen Zidenberg has peace of mind knowing her mother is in caring hands because of the way Maplewood is handling the global outbreak of COVID-19. Read more

Maplewood staff tells residents ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’

Employees sing, dance in hallways of Brighton long-term care home

With a Bluetooth speaker and a sense of spirit, employees recently boogied down the hallways of Maplewood. Read more

‘We are keeping our residents busy’

Maplewood provides activities, promotes social distancing

From working on crossword puzzles to penning letters to loved ones, Maplewood residents are keeping busy amidst challenging times. Read more

Maplewood puts hydration on tap

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Home purchases bedside thermal water cups with lids

Maplewood is tapped into hydration during Nutrition Month. Read more

Maplewood dishes out Nutrition Month with creativity, healthy foods

Maplewood nutritional care manager Tracy Morewood, left, and dietary aide Emily Morewood ran a number of activities in March as part of Nutrition Month at the Brighton long-term care home.

George Brown College culinary student takes a lead

From fruity milkshakes, with the skilful addition of lentils, to avocado toast, Maplewood has been serving up healthy and unique treats for its residents. Read more

Soup’s on at Maplewood

Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey, left, and dietary aide Emily Morewood, a George Brown College culinary student, mark Nutrition Month in Canada.

Residents prep vegetables, learn about healthy food choices

From peeling carrots for a homemade soup to tasting avocadoes while blindfolded, residents are actively participating in current Nutrition Month activities at Maplewood. Read more