Village Green’s LEC reflects on starting a new job during a time of great change

Ulana Orrick (middle) began her position as Village Green’s life enrichment co-ordinator in late March, shortly after the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared.

‘I am absolutely loving it here, this is such a great little home,’ says Ulana Orrick

Ulana Orrick says she’s loving her job as Village Green’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC), a position she started shortly after the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared. Read more

Village Green residents enjoy first live entertainment since March

Village Green residents practise social distancing while enjoying a performance from Breaking Chains on June 30.

‘People were smiling for days’ after a June 30 safe outdoor performance from a local band

A live outdoor performance from the musical group Breaking Chains on June 30 was a much-needed change for Village Green residents. Read more

Village Green’s resident feline fills an important position during the pandemic

Roxy, Village Green’s resident cat, is pictured here relaxing on a desk at the Greater Napanee long-term care home.

Roxy, a cat the home adopted in February, has developed a routine to visit residents and staff

The value our furry friends bring to people living in long-term care homes is well documented, and during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic Roxy, a cat Village Green adopted four months ago, is proving to be a big asset to residents during this time. Read more

Unique setup is helping Village Green residents safely visit their loved ones in the garden

Ruth (pictured at right), a Village Green resident, has a safe visit with her daughter Evelyn in the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s garden.

Village Green residents and their loved ones have recently been enjoying safe outdoor visits in the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s garden. Read more

Rosebridge Manor PSW praises Village Green BSO program, training session

‘It was a very informative day’

As Rosebridge Manor builds its Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, personal support worker (PSW) Richard Barr says the best training he has received by far was during a session at Village Green. Read more

Meet Roxy, Village Green’s new feline team member

Roxy, Village Green’s new resident cat, is pictured here relaxing on a desk at the Greater Napanee long-term care home.

‘Finding that perfect match took a little while, but we definitely did it, we found the perfect match with Roxy’

Village Green has a new furry team member. Read more

Village Green’s BSO efforts are home-wide and ‘awesome,’ says Rosebridge Manor RPN

Trip to Selby home makes lasting impression, plants seeds

From the engagement of the entire staff to how well the home is organized, Molly Headrick stepped away from Village Green recently impressed with the long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) efforts. Read more

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