Streamway Villa hosts BBQ to thank volunteers for their dedication to residents

‘Streamway Villa would not be the comfortable, fun and hopeful home it is without our volunteers’

Volunteers are an integral part of providing high quality of life to the residents of Streamway Villa, so the Cobourg long-term care home hosted its annual volunteer appreciation barbecue on Sept. 23 to thank the people who generously give their time to help residents. Read more

Lift lock tour a new experience for some Streamway residents, a time to reminisce for others

Streamway Villa residents show off their big smiles as they make their way down the Otonabee River towards the Peterborough Lift Lock.

17 residents from Cobourg LTC home take visit world’s tallest hydraulic boat lift

Streamway Villa residents and staff members went on the famed Peterborough Lift Lock cruise on Sept. 11. The outing was a new experience for some residents, while others found themselves reminiscing about times they had spent on the water. Read more

Streamway Villa’s centenarians treated to special ‘red hat’ event

Streamway Villa’s five centenarians enjoyed a “red hat” party last week at the Cobourg long-term care home. LEA Lynette Sandercock says she got the idea for the event after attending resident Vera Ruddick’s recent 100th birthday celebration.

LEA Lynette Sandercock was inspired to create the activity during one resident’s 100th birthday celebration

Streamway Villa life enrichment aide (LEA) Lynette Sandercock organized a special “red hat day” for the Cobourg long-term care home’s five centenarians last week. As part of the program, everyone got to wear a red or purple hat, and the ladies were treated to sweets and tea served using fine china. Read more

‘Lobster fest’ comes to Streamway Villa

Residents jokingly request steak and lobster for lunch – and then staff members prepare it for them

A while back, two Streamway Villa residents jokingly suggested at a residents’ council meeting at the Cobourg long-term care home that the nutritional care team serve steak and lobster tails for lunch. This gave staff members an idea. Read more

Volunteers revamp Streamway Villa’s garden during Day of Caring

Residents can enjoy new flowers and a freshly painted picnic table, thanks to volunteers from SABIC

Streamway Villa was one of the sites selected by the Northumberland United Way to receive a helping hand from volunteers on the 21st Day of Caring, an annual event where employees from local industries and organizations devote time to helping others. Read more

Petting zoo gets Streamway Villa residents reminiscing

Goats, a pony and an alpaca get residents talking about their farming days

Streamway Villa residents and staff members had a visit recently from Kristie’s Little Portable Petting Zoo, a travelling animal handler, which brought goats, a pony and an alpaca, an animal native to South America that’s similar to a llama, to the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Streamway Villa residents engaged in the issues ahead of election day

Candidate Lou Rinaldi meets with residents, and residents’ council and current events program helped inform everyone

Streamway Villa team members and residents collaborated to help educate people living at the Cobourg long-term care home on the issues surrounding the June 7 Ontario election to help them make informed decisions. Read more

VIDEO: Streamway Villa resident Bill Ramsay wowing everyone with his piano playing

On the afternoon of May 1, Streamway Villa resident Bill Ramsay sat down at the piano in the Cobourg long-term care home and started to play. The residents and staff loved it. Read more

Jay Allen song Blank Stares strikes a chord with LEC

Christina Doughty says the song is a reminder of the realities of Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent conversation with The OMNIway, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty asked that we share a YouTube link to a video by country music recording artist Jay Allen. Read more

Focusing on strengths and interests enhances quality of life for residents with dementia: LEC

Students from St. Michael Elementary School are seen here singing for Streamway Villa residents in December 2016. Intergenerational activities have long been favourite programs for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents.

Streamway Villa residents benefiting from sensory activities, fitness program, music therapy and intergenerational get-togethers

Focusing on activities that play to people’s strengths and interests – especially those that encourage reminiscing – are proving to be effective at enhancing quality of life for long-term care residents living with dementia, says Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more