Riverview Manor team raises $4,500 for Alzheimer Society at Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull

The Pulling for Our Residents team from Riverview Manor pulls a 44,000-pound fire engine in the Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot Sept. 16 during the fifth annual Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull fundraiser.

The Pulling for Our Residents team set a new fundraising record for the Peterborough LTC home

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Pulling for Our Residents, a 10-member team representing Riverview Manor, raised $4,500 in support of the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton on Sept. 13 during the fifth annual Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull fundraiser in Peterborough. Read more

Riverview BSO team shining bright this year

Riverview Manor BSO team member Karlie Phillips holds the costume-jewel-studded lanyard she made to prompt a resident to wear her decorative WanderGuard.

Creative interventions are enhancing quality of life for residents with cognitive impairment

Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team has created several successful interventions in recent months that have proven beneficial to enhancing quality of life for residents living with cognitive impairment. Read more

Riverview Manor residents treated to a piece of hockey history

Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph holds the J. Ross Robertson Cup alongside Riverview Manor resident Owen Fallis.

Cedric Ralph, the son of staff member Brigitte Byette and a centreman for the Guelph Storm, stopped by the Peterborough home with the J. Ross Robertson Cup on Friday

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph stopped by Riverview Manor July 19 to show the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and staff members the J. Ross Robertson Cup which his team won after beating the Ottawa 67’s in May to win the OHL championship and advance to the Memorial Cup series. Read more

Volunteer vowed to ‘give back’ to Riverview Manor all the LTC home gave his mother-in-law

Riverview Manor volunteer Mark Coady spends time with residents during a July 17 visit to the Peterborough long-term care home.

From pet therapy to religious services to helping with bingo, Mark Coady does it all

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Mark Coady first became acquainted with Riverview Manor about 10 years ago when his mother-in-law was living at the Peterborough long-term care home. Mark would often find himself helping residents when his wife was assisting her mother, and it seemed natural for him to progress to becoming a volunteer. Read more

Turning WanderGuard into a brooch is keeping Riverview resident safe and happy

Riverview Manor BSO team member Karlie Phillips holds the costume-jewel-studded lanyard she made to prompt a resident to wear her decorative WanderGuard.

BSO team members create an intervention that’s a win for everyone

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident who exit-seeks was forgetting or refusing to keep her WanderGuard bracelet on her person, the Peterborough long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a clever idea that has since ensured the resident not only wears the device at all times, she also wants to be seen with it. Read more

Riverview pen-pal program an example of creating social inclusion for residents

RPN/BSO lead discusses how a recent OMNIway story about the importance of social inclusion ties in with a program two staff members created

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A recent OMNIway story about the importance of social inclusion for seniors caught the eye of Riverview Manor registered practical nurse (RPN) and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) lead Becky Dennie, who notes how a pen-pal program two team members at the Peterborough long-term care home recently created ties in with this message. Read more

Info session updates Riverview residents and family members on home’s rebuild

The ministry has approved the design for the new 160-bed home, and residents and families were keen to talk about its features

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 20 residents and family members attended a June 25 information session at Riverview Manor to update them on the progress of the construction project to build a new 160-bed, three-storey home, which is slated to open in Peterborough’s north end by December 2022. Read more

Riverview staff redirects resident’s penchant for writing ‘inappropriate notes’ towards something positive

Rather than writing rude notes for staff, the resident now pens friendly letters to another resident at Burnbrae Gardens

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident began leaving “inappropriate notes” for staff at the Peterborough long-term care home, two team members created a plan to harness the resident’s flair for writing and direct it towards something positive. Read more

‘Easter ducklings’ get treated to a stay at Riverview Manor

Residents enjoy two weeks with their feathery guests

You’ve heard of Easter bunnies but what about Easter ducklings? Read more

VIDEO: Family member discusses positive impact new Riverview Manor will have on residents, staff

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Carol Martin says she believes when construction on the new Riverview Manor is complete by December 2022, the amenities offered at the revamped 160-bed, state-of-the-art long-term care home will have a positive impact on residents and staff. Read more