Village Green launches meal clubs to enhance residents’ dining experience

Diners club and brunch club are providing residents with unique meals

Village Green recently launched a dining club and a brunch club to help enhance the quality of residents’ mealtime experiences at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Woodland Villa cigarette butt recycling program reducing litter, helping residents’ council

Woodland Villa residents Morris Merpaw and Carol Hamilton are pictured here with one of the TerraCycle cigarette butt containers the home recently acquired. These containers are helping reduce litter, and the cigarette butts they collect will be recycled.

‘The residents are really adamant about doing this’

Woodland Villa is helping reduce litter on the grounds of the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home while bringing in money for the residents’ council in the process. Read more

Inaugural fall fair at West Lake Terrace a success

Vintage cars and sweet treats were among the features of the festival at the Prince Edward County long-term care home.

Prince Edward County home to make event annual affair

With cotton candy, a ring toss and an apple pie baking contest, West Lake Terrace residents enjoyed their inaugural fall festival. Read more

Village Green beekeeping presentation underscores the value of educational programming for residents

Curt Hardy is pictured here giving a presentation on beekeeping to Village Green residents.

‘I think it’s good to never stop learning, and today was proof of that,’ resident says

Village Green was literally “buzzing” with excitement recently when the Greater Napanee long-term care home hosted 25,000 unique guests. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 3

‘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

Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson receives OLTCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson holds her OLTCA Lifetime Achievement Award alongside the home’s administrator Mary Anne Greco (left) and environmental services manager Crystal Post (right).

Joan was honoured for her many years of community service during a ceremony at the Peterborough LTC home

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson recalls her father’s words of advice: “Always look up, never look down, and you’ll be all right.” Read more

Brighton Cruise Night members swing by Maplewood

Car club enthusiasts enjoy residents’ reactions to vintage vehicles

Jen Dusenbury won’t soon forget how a resident was moved to speak and reminisce during the experience of seeing an old car. Read more

Country Terrace hosts WALK-IT fundraiser for Parkinson Society

Country Terrace resident Rose Kirk and administrator Karen Dann take to the walking trail at Country Terrace during the home’s WALK-IT for Parkinson’s fundraiser Sept. 13.

Residents and staff members raise $62 to help the organization with support services, education, advocacy and research

Residents and team members from Country Terrace took to the walking trail outside the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home Sept. 13 to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and support the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario’s annual WALK-IT for Parkinson’s campaign. Read more

New feature at Woodland Villa providing a swinging time for residents

From left to right, Woodland Villa family council treasurer Donna McBean, home administrator Janna Sabourin and residents’ council president Carol Hamilton pause for a photo inside a wheelchair-accessible swing the home recently purchased.

Wheelchair-accessible swing is helping enhance quality of life for residents with mobility issues

Woodland Villa now has a wheelchair-accessible swing that’s allowing residents with mobility issues to enjoy a new kind of relaxing outdoor experience with their loved ones. Read more

VIDEO: Springdale Country Manor becomes a zoo for a day

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – The Springdale Country Manor courtyard was literally a zoo one afternoon in August, when lambs, goats, rabbits, a potbellied pig, a pony and a variety of chickens and birds filled the Peterborough County long-term care home’s enclosed garden. Read more