Elaine Goldberg’s co-workers say her willingness to help others and friendliness are her top attributes

Garden Terrace team member Elaine Goldberg (centre) is pictured here receiving the home’s Everyday Hero Award during a Nov. 8 ceremony.

For these reasons, Elaine was nominated for and received Garden Terrace’s 2018 Everyday Hero Award

Elaine Goldberg’s colleagues at Garden Terrace describe her as a helpful member of the Kanata long-term care home’s environmental services team who is highly organized and always carries a positive attitude. Read more

Choir bringing out singing talents in Village Green residents

Pictured above, Village Green’s choir during a performance at the home’s Oct. 26 launch party for the OLTCA’s Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign.

Singing has been a self-esteem builder and made residents proud of their accomplishments

Village Green residents have formed a choir at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home, and many are finding hidden talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Karen Coulter. Read more

For Wildwood PSW, being an Everyday Hero is in her job description

Wildwood Care Centre PSWs Jackie Iredale (left) and Jean Wright (right) are seen here holding their Circle of Radiance awards. Jackie was named the home’s Everyday Hero and Jean Wildwood’s Inspired Leader.

‘If you have an open heart and compassion, there’s no job that’s better,’ says Jackie Iredale

Wildwood Care Centre personal support worker (PSW) Jackie Iredale says that while she is honoured to have been named the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home’s 2018 Everyday Hero, she considers the qualities that got her nominated by her peers for the award to be part of her job duties. Read more

Village Green hosts launch party for Better Seniors’ Care campaign

Village Green administrator Linda Pierce is seen here at an information table during the home’s launch party for the OLTCA’s Better Seniors’ Care campaign on Oct. 26.

The home’s choir performed for guests during kickoff event dubbed Music on the Green

Village Green kicked off its support for the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) annual Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign with an event that featured music from the Selby long-term care home’s resident choir as well as information tables to educate people about the importance of sending signed letters to MPPs in support of improvements to the long-term care sector ahead of the 2019-20 budget. Read more

Country Terrace chooses three residents for Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured clockwise, Margaret Ward, Maria Beadle and Michael Bird were chosen as Country Terrace’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

Maria Beadle, Margaret Ward and Michael Bird share the honour, which is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding resident achievement

When it came time to select a recipient for Country Terrace’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, team members at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home couldn’t decide on one. Read more

MPP visits Garden Terrace, hands out awards, discusses Better Seniors’ Care campaign

Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton (far left) was at Garden Terrace Nov. 8 to help hand out Circle of Radiance awards and meet with residents and staff.

‘It was heartwarming to meet residents and such dedicated staff,’ tweets Merrilee Fullerton

Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton was at Garden Terrace Nov. 8 to show her support for the Ottawa-area long-term care home, to assist handing out Circle of Radiance awards and to participate in the launch of the Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign at the home. Read more

Maplewood PSW goes above, beyond call of duty

Employee supports resident during emotional time

A recent Remembrance Day ceremony moved a Maplewood resident to tears. Read more

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace saw her leadership qualities from Day 1

West Lake Terrace Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Williams is pictured here with resident Tillie MacDonald and Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith.

CCC, who has been working at the home for 16 months, receives Inspired Leadership Award

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace recall how when she came to interview for a registered practical nurse (RPN) position at the Prince Edward County long-term care home in July 2017 they immediately thought her strong leadership, critical thinking and people skills would be even better suited for the vacant clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) position. Read more

Award recipient says being on BSO team has been an opportunity to heighten leadership skills

Wildwood Care Centre PSWs Jackie Iredale (left) and Jean Wright (right) are seen here holding their Circle of Radiance awards. Jackie was named the home’s 2018 Everyday Hero and Jean is Wildwood’s 2018 Inspired Leader.

PSW Jean Wright, who was named Wildwood Care Centre’s 2018 Inspired Leadership Award recipient, says she’s honoured to have been nominated by her peers

Wildwood Care Centre personal support worker (PSW) Jean Wright says being a Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team member is the perfect forum to enhance leadership skills. Read more

Resident Chris Todd receives Frost Manor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to nursing

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd is pictured here after receiving the Lindsay long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris is seen here with her son, Gerry, and Frost Manor administrator Doneath Stewart.

Chris’s nursing career began during WW2. She moved to Canada after the war and continued her career in health care

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd worked for many years as a nurse, and her career began with her caring for victims of war. For her career in nursing and her dedication to the profession, Chris received Frost Manor’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at an Oct. 19 ceremony held at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more