Forest Hill’s Jayme Drainville ‘truly exemplifies what it means to be a PSW’

Forest Hill PSW Jayme Drainville is pictured holding her Everyday Hero Award.

Jayme was recently presented with Forest Hill’s Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to her colleagues and the residents she cares for

Since joining the Forest Hill team in May 2017, personal support worker (PSW) Jayme Drainville has been a staff member who can always be counted on, says Anna Gagnon, the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s nursing administrative services manager. Read more

Willows Estate LEA applies a creative approach to regular activities

Team member Azaria Kanda strives to make wine-and-cheese, tea socials engaging

With the pleasing sound of a resident tickling the ivories, other residents mingle during a wine-and-cheese social at Willows Estate. Read more

LEA says her first Halloween at Streamway Villa made a positive impression

‘This is a small home, so I find we have a more intimate feeling, more of a home feeling, so it went over really well,’ says Laurie Kracht

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Laurie Kracht had her first taste of a Streamway Villa Halloween this year, and she says she can see why it’s such a big event at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Haunted garden raises $600 for Maplewood

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

Brighton home deems residents’ council fundraiser a success

Turning its garden into a haunted attraction for the Brighton community proved to be a real treat for Maplewood residents. Read more

Riverview Manor honours veterans during early Remembrance Day service

Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson is pictured here laying a wreath at the Peterborough long-term care home’s Remembrance Day service.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 70 residents, along with staff members, families and other visitors, attended Riverview Manor’s early Remembrance Day service on Nov. 8 to honour veterans and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during wartime. Read more

Rosebridge Manor throws a rockin’ Halloween party

Rosebridge Manor resident Joan Dillon dresses up as a baker for Halloween. The resident ran a successful catering business for several decades.

Residents, family members, staff wear costumes, get into the spirit of the day

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll and the queen were crowned recently at Rosebridge Manor. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 5

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Everyday Hero helps make Riverview Manor truly a home for everyone

Riverview Manor Everyday Hero recipient Dana Huggins-Hart is pictured here along with Mary Anne Greco, the home’s administrator (left) and environmental services manager Crystal Post.

Environmental services aide Dana Huggins-Hart is commended for her resident focus as well as her commitment to her colleagues

Those working alongside Dana Huggins-Hart say the Riverview Manor environmental services aide “exhibits great pride” in her work each day at the Peterborough long-term care home, which is why they nominated her for an Everyday Hero Award. Read more

Visit from therapy horses gives Frost Manor residents a Halloween to remember

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd spends some time with one of the miniature horses that paid a Halloween visit.

‘We had nothing but positive reactions from residents’

It had already been a day of Halloween fun at Frost Manor on Oct. 31 when two miniature horses dressed in costumes walked through the doors of the Lindsay long-term care home to trick or treat. Read more

Riverview Manor hosts second Bake Off

Pictured left to right, three Riverview Bake Off judges, Heather William, Kaela Wingrove and Karlie Phillips, sample entries.

Team members get busy baking treats with a harvest fruit/vegetable theme

Riverview Manor hosted its second annual Riverview Bake Off Oct. 16, an event that sees team members compete in a challenge to create baked treats and have their cookies, cakes and squares judged by colleagues. Read more