Village Green’s Sylvia O’Brien honoured with Everyday Hero Award for enhancing residents’ quality of life

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) is pictured here with RPN Denise Simpson. Sylvia was recently presented with Village Green’s 2019 Everyday Hero Award.

‘I am proud of Sylvia and her commitment, passion and strong work ethic in our home,’ says administrator Linda Pierce

For 25 years, health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien has been striving to enhance quality of life and the resident experience for people living at Village Green, which is why she was nominated for the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s 2019 Everyday Hero Award. Read more

Village Green LE team harnesses resident’s talents for painting and teaching

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‘As soon as she sits down and starts doing it, it’s like there’s a switch that flicks, and there’s a bright, shining person with all this knowledge to share’

By encouraging one woman’s passion for painting, the Village Green life enrichment team has been able to enhance quality of life for both the resident artist and several other people living at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Village Green’s Sylvia O’Brien receives PSW Leadership Award

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) is pictured here with RPN Denise Simpson. Sylvia recently received an OLTCA PSW Leadership Award for her work with the home’s BSO team.

Administrator Linda Pierce, who nominated Sylvia for the honour, says ‘there were lots of good reasons that just jumped out at me and said, Sylvia O’Brien deserves this award.’

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien was one of four Ontario long-term care home staff members to receive a Personal Support Worker Leadership Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) during the organization’s conference in September. Read more

Village Green launches meal clubs to enhance residents’ dining experience

Diners club and brunch club are providing residents with unique meals

Village Green recently launched a dining club and a brunch club to help enhance the quality of residents’ mealtime experiences at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Village Green beekeeping presentation underscores the value of educational programming for residents

Curt Hardy is pictured here giving a presentation on beekeeping to Village Green residents.

‘I think it’s good to never stop learning, and today was proof of that,’ resident says

Village Green was literally “buzzing” with excitement recently when the Greater Napanee long-term care home hosted 25,000 unique guests. Read more

Village Green and local OSPCA branch create a purr-fect partnership

A litter of kittens is now being brought to the Greater Napanee home once a month. Residents are loving it

A new partnership Village Green has formed with a local branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is helping bring kittens to the Greater Napanee long-term care home once a month, and residents couldn’t be happier. Read more

Village Green barbecue creates a strong sense of community

 

Promoting the annual summertime flagship event early results in a ‘huge’ turnout

Nothing brings people together quite like food and fun, and that was certainly the case when Village Green hosted its annual resident and family barbecue on July 9.
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Village Green’s new LEC Maddy Hudgins a perfect fit for home, says administrator

Village Green team members are pictured here at the OMNI Health Care Quality Forum at Fern Resort. From left to right, Tammy Newton, Maddy Hudgins and Miranda Ray. Standing, Linda Pierce.

‘It’s such a complement to our home to have such a bright young woman who has chosen to make us the employer of choice,’ says Linda Pierce

Maddy Hudgins started her position as Village Green’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) during a difficult time for residents and staff members at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

New Village Green LEC says Quality Forum was a valuable introduction to OMNI’s people, culture

Village Green team members are pictured here at the OMNI Health Care Quality Forum at Fern Resort. From left to right, Tammy Newton, Maddy Hudgins and Miranda Ray. Standing, Linda Pierce.

‘The whole forum surprised me because I really didn’t know what to expect; it has been a new experience but all great things,’ says Maddy Hudgins

ORILLIA, Ont. – Maddy Hudgins says her first time attending OMNI Health Care’s annual Quality Forum was especially valuable because she got to meet other life enrichment co-ordinators (LECs) and managers from across the organization and learn more about OMNI’s culture. Read more

Casey, Village Green’s favourite feline, passes away

Casey, a cat who has lived at Village Green for many years, is pictured here with Brianna MacPherson, the daughter of Village Green maintenance manager Brian MacPherson, in this photo taken in 2004.

Administrator Linda Pierce remembers Casey as a valuable member of the home’s palliative care team

Village Green recently lost a special team member who also lived at the Greater Napanee long-term care home for many years. Read more