Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 3

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 2

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‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Central location helping Streamway Villa engage in community activities

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Residents and staff were able to attend a myriad of events and activities in downtown Cobourg this summer

Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team has been focusing on engaging with the local community as much as possible in 2019, and the fact that the 59-bed long-term care home is located in downtown Cobourg has made that mission easier, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 1

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Streamway reading program proving beneficial for residents with cognitive impairment

The activity is helping residents reminisce and encouraging meaningful conversations

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says a book program offered at Streamway Villa is proving to be a valuable tool for engaging residents with varying degrees of cognitive impairment because of the reminiscing the activity brings and the conversations it fosters. Read more

Day of Caring was also a day of fond reminiscing for Streamway residents

Residents help volunteers tidy up the home’s courtyard

When Frank Henderson moved into Streamway Villa recently, his wife, Joyce, joked with the Cobourg long-term care home’s team members that the courtyard garden would need to be fixed up or Frank, a retired gardener, would be out there taking care of things himself. Read more

Petting zoo returns to Streamway Villa to bring residents memories and smiles

‘It brings the residents happiness; it’s a lot of fun for them’

COBOURG, Ont. – Many Streamway Villa residents are from agricultural backgrounds, so being able to see, touch and interact with an array of animals in the courtyard of the Cobourg long-term care home proved to be the perfect way to get them reminiscing. Read more

Streamway Villa’s garden is looking like new, thanks to Day of Caring volunteers

‘What a difference four hours of work made’

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty says she cannot believe what a difference four hours of work made to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s garden look like new on June 7. Read more

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