Streamway team member comes up with a ‘cheesy’ way to help residents enjoy hockey

Dietary aide Tammy Dunn made special cheese spread for residents to enjoy while watching the NHL playoffs

Tammy Dunn is a good sport. Even though she cheers for the Montreal Canadiens, she recently paid homage to the Habs’ two arch rivals – the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins – to help Streamway Villa residents enjoy Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs … even if her efforts were a bit “cheesy”.
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Volunteers will again help spruce up Streamway’s courtyard on Day of Caring

United Way’s annual event made a big difference last year, says LEC

Streamway Villa has once again been selected by the Northumberland United Way to receive a helping hand from volunteers on the June 7 Day of Caring, an annual event where employees from local industries and organizations devote time to helping others. Read more

Streamway LEC honoured for keeping team ‘effective, strong and united’ during challenging times

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty is pictured here with her Inspired Leadership Award alongside the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator Kylie Szczebonski and OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.

Christina Doughty is named Streamway Villa’s 2018 Inspired Leadership recipient

Streamway Villa administrator Kylie Szczebonski says unforeseen staffing issues made 2018 a challenging year at the Cobourg long-term care home, but the team persevered largely because of the leadership life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty demonstrated. Read more

Streamway Villa author receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Streamway Villa resident Verna Thaxter is pictured here receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award from OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy during a recent ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Verna Thaxter’s memoir of her experiences during the Great Depression has left a mark on residents and staff

When Verna Thaxter moved into Streamway Villa, everyone knew right away that she was someone special, says the Cobourg long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty.
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PSW Terry DeJong acknowledged for her results-focused leadership at Streamway

Her involvement with LEAN project exemplifies Terry’s commitment and helps her earn Everyday Hero Award

Personal support worker (PSW) Terry DeJong has been known around Streamway Villa as an excellent, resident-focused team member who works well with others since she started working at the Cobourg long-term care home 10 years ago.
 
Her colleagues note this truly came to light earlier this year when Terry was chosen by her peers to complete a Yellow Belt LEAN project.
 
“She joined and what a difference this has made in Terry’s confidence, knowledge and ability to adapt to change,” Terry’s colleagues say in a letter nominating her for Streamway Villa’s 2018 Everyday Hero Award.
 
“Of all the staff who participated in the project, Terry is the one who has made the most significant impact. She now is confident on the floor, shows leadership in a positive and meaningful way, and she defends the importance of (the) LEAN process and best practices.”
 
One of the major successes achieved by Terry and another PSW on the LEAN team was a re-evaluation of the evening master rotation line which resulted in job-routine changes to make Streamway Villa a better work environment, her colleagues say.
 
As a result of her success with the LEAN project, Terry now wants to participate in some of the other educational opportunities Streamway Villa offers, and she recommends colleagues who would benefit from additional training, the team says.
 
Terry was awarded the Everyday Hero at a recent ceremony held at Streamway Villa.
 
Terry’s co-workers note how she delivers resident-focused care and always demonstrates a strong work ethic. She is also a natural leader when it comes to helping new staff members transition into their new job.
 
“Terry is always available to mentor new hires and is exceptional in working through the orientation process with them,” the Streamway team says. “She always dedicates her time to bringing hope, purpose and belonging to new staff, residents, families and co-workers. …
 
“She is an effective leader in her role as PSW, and we feel that Terry is deserving (of the Everyday Hero Award).”
 
The Everyday Hero Award is given out annually by each of OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes to recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to residents and co-workers.
 
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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