Streamway Villa residents treated to a special violin, guitar performance

Pictured above, Taylor Stacey plays violin for Streamway Villa residents from outside the fence that surrounds the home’s garden.

Student Taylor Stacey hosts a safe, outdoor show for residents

Since Taylor Stacey could not enter Streamway Villa due to restrictions in place during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the high-school student came up with a creative idea to safely bring some entertainment to residents of the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Pet therapy can change the ‘energy’ of a long-term care home: Streamway volunteer

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who has visited Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir. Due to protocols to keep residents and staff safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently no pet-therapy programming at OMNI Health Care long-term care homes.

Lisa Denvir, who has visited Streamway Villa with her therapy dog Duffy, says animals bring many benefits to residents

When dogs and cats visit a long-term care home with their handlers for pet therapy programs, residents often develop a connection with the animal that remains after the session has ended, says Lisa Denvir. Read more

Streamway volunteer recalls the positive impact her therapy dog had on a resident

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who has visited Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir. Due to protocols to keep residents and staff safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently no pet-therapy programming at OMNI Health Care long-term care homes.

‘For me, when I see that dramatic of a change, that’s particularly rewarding,’ says Lisa Denvir

Pet therapy programs are valuable assets to long-term care homes because of the positive impact they have on residents, but Lisa Denvir, who has visited Streamway Villa with her British golden retriever, Duffy, says the pair also reaps rewards from their time at the home. Read more

Support from local businesses and families has helped keep spirits high at Streamway Villa

‘I continue to be so thankful to live in a small town that continues to show community support in such dark times,’ says LEC

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says she and her co-workers at Streamway Villa are thankful for the gifts and acts of kindness the Cobourg long-term care home has received in recent weeks from local businesses, the community and residents’ family members. Read more

Streamway residents get special Easter surprise from one resident’s great-grandchildren

Streamway Villa residents received a pleasant surprise just before Easter when each received a special hand-made gift from the great-grandchildren of resident Ken Freeman. Read more

Streamway Villa residents, staff dance their stressors away

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Cook, LEA host dance party to boost spirits during global pandemic

When she’s in the dining room, Streamway Villa cook Litsa Christodoulou can’t help but notice how music during meals inspires humming and singing by some of the residents (click here to watch video). Read more

Local florist donates roses to Streamway residents

Streamway Villa resident Iris Webb receives a rose from life enrichment aide Chelsea Tinney.

Kind gesture ‘brightened everyone’s day’

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty is giving a shout-out of appreciation to a Cobourg florist for thinking of the long-term care home’s residents during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Golden retriever Duffy is making a difference at Streamway Villa, one visit at a time

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who regularly visits Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir.

‘When we go in, everybody is happy to see him, it’s kind of like walking in with a rock star’

When Lisa Denvir and her British golden retriever, Duffy, walk into Streamway Villa for one of their visits, residents’ faces light up and everyone wants to know what Duffy has been up to since they last saw him. Read more

LEC underscores the value of encouraging residents to share their life stories

‘It’s their little life stories, and telling them can have a therapeutic benefit’

Last year, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty helped a resident of the Cobourg long-term care home, whom we will call Sally, tell her story of what life is like living with Alzheimer’s. Read more

9-year-old raises money to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for Streamway Villa’s 59 residents

Nine-year-old Devon Tilk and life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty hold gifts that Devon bought for Streamway Villa residents to open on Valentine’s Day.

‘I don’t know many nine-year-olds who have this type of initiative and this type of passion for bringing hope, purpose and belonging to long-term care residents’

It’s not every day you see a nine-year-old going the extra mile to bring cheer to long-term-care home residents, but Devon Tilk isn’t your average nine-year-old. Read more