VIDEO: Village Green celebrates 40 years

Village Green turned 40 this year, and on Sept. 21 the Greater Napanee long-term care home hosted a celebration to mark this special anniversary. Read more

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, LTC is the place to be, says PSW

PSW Anne Marie Scott has been working at Village Green for 38 years. She says long-term care homes offer people interested in health-care careers rewarding opportunities.

‘To me, it’s just the best place to work and I am glad I stayed here,’ says Village Green’s Anne Marie Scott

For 38 years, Village Green has been Anne Marie Scott’s home away from home, and the personal support worker (PSW) says she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Read more

Choir bringing out singing talents in Village Green residents

Pictured above, Village Green’s choir during a performance at the home’s Oct. 26 launch party for the OLTCA’s Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign.

Singing has been a self-esteem builder and made residents proud of their accomplishments

Village Green residents have formed a choir at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home, and many are finding hidden talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Karen Coulter. Read more

More educational opportunities, improved resident quality of life among positive changes Village Green team member has seen in 38 years

Village Green housekeeping department team member Mary Estabrooks (right) poses with her mom during the Selby, Ont. long-term care home’s 40th-anniversary celebration in September.

Housekeeping staff member Mary Estabrooks reflects on her career at Village Green during the home’s 40th-anniversary celebration

SELBY, Ont. – Mary Estabrooks says if someone asked her 38 years ago if she would still be working at Village Green in 2018, her answer would have been no. But here we are in 2018, and Mary is still working in the housekeeping department at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

How do you embed good infection-control practices? RN says, ‘education, education, education’

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall, pictured above, has been hosting activities focused on infection control this week that are both fun and educational.

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall has organized activities this week that are fun and educate team members about good practices surrounding hand hygiene and personal protective equipment

What is the key to improving hand hygiene and other infection-control practices in long-term care homes? If you ask Village Green registered nurse Donna Chandu-Lall, she’ll tell you it’s “education, education, education.” Read more

Village Green’s co-founder among attendees at LTC home’s 40th anniversary celebration

Vera Richards, pictured above, gave Village Green its name in 1978.

‘Things have changed, naturally, but as far as the people who work here, they are still as kind and as nice as always,’ says Vera Richards

SELBY, Ont. – Vera Richards recalls how she was working for the telephone company in Duncan, B.C. in the 1970s and would periodically have to ring the number of a local hotel called the Village Green Inn. Read more

Village Green celebrates 40 years of serving community

Greater Napanee LTC home lauded at celebration for its family atmosphere and the value its people bring residents and the local region

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green on Sept. 21 hosted a celebration to mark the long-term care home’s 40th anniversary serving residents and the community of Greater Napanee. Read more

Village Green LEA explains why he made the right career move into LTC

Village Green life enrichment aide Jonathan Turcotte, pictured at far right, has been working at the Greater Napanee long-term care home since January.

Jonathan Turcotte spent 12 years working in construction before he started working at Village Green in January. He says he has not looked back on his decision

Jonathan Turcotte has made an interesting career change. Having spent more than 12 years as a construction worker, Jonathan enrolled in a diploma program at Trillium College in Kingston at age 30, and, in January, became a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. Read more

(VIDEO) Village Green’s 40th anniversary will be a celebration of the people who’ve made the home successful

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green opened its doors 40 years ago today (Aug. 27), and the Selby, Ont. long-term care home is gearing up for a daylong celebration of its anniversary celebration on Sept. 21. Read more

Barbecue lunch ‘true best practice of how a meal should be’

Village Green residents are seen here during the home’s Aug. 15 barbecue.

Village Green residents, staff dine together

There’s nothing like a meal that brings the entire family to the table. Read more