(VIDEO) Riverview Manor celebrates Valentine’s Day

Riverview Manor’s life enrichment and dietary departments once again collaborated to help couples celebrate an early Valentine’s Day at the Peterborough long-term care home on Feb. 12. Read more

Riverview Manor receives iPods to enhance residents’ quality of life

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New program aims to decrease agitation and behaviours through individualized music playlists

Riverview Manor recently received three iPod shuffles to help enhance quality of life for residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more

‘Music corners’ calming Riverview Manor residents

Riverview Manor BSO team members Susanna Kelusky (left) and Logan Burrows (right) are seen here in one of the Peterborough long-term care home’s two “music corners.” The areas have CD players with soft music playing throughout each day to help calm residents affected by agitation.

Riverview Manor BSO team members Susanna Kelusky (left) and Logan Burrows (right) are seen here in one of the Peterborough long-term care home’s two “music corners.” The areas have CD players with soft music playing throughout each day to help calm residents affected by agitation.

Home’s BSO team creates program where people can listen to soft music throughout the day

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A resident sits quietly in one of Riverview Manor’s two “music corners,” a smile on her face, her feet tapping to the cadence of Simon and Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound, which is playing softly from a nearby CD player. Read more

Western-themed activities score high resident engagement marks

Riverview Manor resident Ulva Braden poses for her "most wanted" photo during the home's Western Week in June.

Riverview Manor resident Ulva Braden poses for her “most wanted” photo during the home’s Western Week in June.

OMNI values of fun and creativity lead to new discoveries for two homes

Fun and creativity are two of OMNI Health Care’s core values that help ensure a high quality of life for the more than 1,400 residents living in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. Read more

Riverview hosts another marvellous Movember

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (right) poses with resident Fred Maybee during the home’s Nov. 30 party to mark the end of Movember. Twenty men from the home – 15 residents and five staff members – grew moustaches throughout November to raise money for men’s health programs. Maybee was awarded the title of “Man of Movember” for his moustache.

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (right) poses with resident Fred Maybee during the home’s Nov. 30 party to mark the end of Movember. Twenty men from the home – 15 residents and five staff members – grew moustaches throughout November to raise money for men’s health programs. Maybee was awarded the title of “Man of Movember” for his moustache.

Peterborough LTC home’s residents and staff raise $1,720 for men’s health programs

It was Movember madness at Riverview Manor once again this year as life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum spearheaded the annual campaign to raise money to help tackle men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

Riverview Manor’s Movember team raised $1,720 for research this year, up from the $1,600 raised in 2014.

Wicklum notes that a “huge” success this year was a major upswing in resident participation. This year saw 15 male residents grow moustaches throughout November in support of the campaign; there were three resident participants in 2014.

Five staff members participated in Movember 2015.

As part of this year’s Movember, Wicklum and other team members encouraged more physical activity. The reason for this is that the World Health Organization has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading cause of mortality globally, contributing to 3.2 million deaths.

“In November, the life enrichment aides kept residents physically active with programs like shuffle board, mini putt, bowling, basketball throws, laughter yoga, air hockey, ball darts, physiotherapy and regular exercise classes,” Wicklum tells The OMNIway.

On Nov. 30, a party was held in the Peterborough long-term care home’s activity room to mark the end of Movember. The party included the presentation of the award for best moustache which went to resident Fred Maybee.

The Movember tradition, which began in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia, and has grown to become a global movement, sees more than one million men worldwide grow moustaches throughout November and raise money to support research into male cancers.

Riverview Manor’s Movember team has increased the amount of funds raised every Movember since 2012. Riverview Manor’s first Movember raised $415.

Wicklum notes that the vast majority of money raised during the Canadian Movember campaign goes directly to men’s health programs.

“Eighty-three per cent of all Canadian funds raised have been devoted to helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives,” he says.

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(VIDEO) Riverview hosts party to celebrate resident Goldie Newton’s 102nd birthday

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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 60 Riverview Manor residents, family members and staff celebrated Goldie Newton’s 102nd birthday on Nov. 13. Read more

Riverview Manor championing low rate of antipsychotic administration

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Several interventions attributed to keeping home below provincial average in antipsychotic administration without a psychosis diagnosis

The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program,  a resident-centred assessment tool and closely monitoring medications have been key factors in keeping the rate of antipsychotic drug administration low for Riverview Manor residents who’ve not been diagnosed with psychosis. Read more

Student says Riverview placement has been a learning experience

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Noah Waters assisting in environmental services and maintenance departments

Noah Waters says working at Riverview Manor has been a good learning experience this summer. Read more

(VIDEO) ‘Saloon dance’ the highlight of Riverview’s Western Week

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A June 25 “saloon dance” featuring live entertainment was the highlight of Western Week at Riverview Manor. Read more

Riverview residents ‘go west’

Riverview Manor resident Ulva Braden poses for her "most wanted" photo June 25 during the home's Western Week.

Riverview Manor resident Ulva Braden poses for her “most wanted” photo June 25 during the home’s Western Week.

Peterborough home celebrates western culture with activity week

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor brought two of OMNI Health Care’s core values – creativity and fun and laughter – to life June 22-26 with Western Week, a celebration of all things “western.” Read more