Wildwood residents enjoy ‘goat yoga’

Unique idea of combining yoga with animal therapy delivers benefits to residents

Wildwood Care Centre residents were treated to a unique program Nov. 28 that combined yoga with animal therapy – more specifically, “goat therapy.” Read more

For Wildwood PSW, being an Everyday Hero is in her job description

Wildwood Care Centre PSWs Jackie Iredale (left) and Jean Wright (right) are seen here holding their Circle of Radiance awards. Jackie was named the home’s Everyday Hero and Jean Wildwood’s Inspired Leader.

‘If you have an open heart and compassion, there’s no job that’s better,’ says Jackie Iredale

Wildwood Care Centre personal support worker (PSW) Jackie Iredale says that while she is honoured to have been named the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home’s 2018 Everyday Hero, she considers the qualities that got her nominated by her peers for the award to be part of her job duties. Read more

Award recipient says being on BSO team has been an opportunity to heighten leadership skills

Wildwood Care Centre PSWs Jackie Iredale (left) and Jean Wright (right) are seen here holding their Circle of Radiance awards. Jackie was named the home’s 2018 Everyday Hero and Jean is Wildwood’s 2018 Inspired Leader.

PSW Jean Wright, who was named Wildwood Care Centre’s 2018 Inspired Leadership Award recipient, says she’s honoured to have been nominated by her peers

Wildwood Care Centre personal support worker (PSW) Jean Wright says being a Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team member is the perfect forum to enhance leadership skills. Read more

Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

Pictured seated above, Ruth Kelly, who has been staying at Wildwood Care Centre as a respite admission, was recently joined by her husband at the home to celebrate their 72nd anniversary. The couple’s four daughters, pictured standing, joined their mom and dad for the celebration.

Children of Ruth Kelly say the team has also helped the family navigate the system and even hosted an anniversary celebration for parents

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre celebrates the Middle Ages

Team members don period dress, host a joust and even encourage everyone to eat with their hands during medieval-themed event

A court jester, fair maidens and even an axe-wielding, hooded executioner were strolling around Wildwood Care Centre July 17 when the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home hosted a medieval-themed event for residents. Read more

Family member says support from Wildwood team has made wife’s transition into LTC easier

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Chuck Armstrong applauds the home’s team members for their dedication to residents

Moving his wife of 57 years into a long-term care home was a difficult decision for Chuck Armstrong, who says he felt guilt and anxiety about the situation. Eight months after Chuck’s wife moved into Wildwood Care Centre, however, Chuck says the home’s staff members and management have put his concerns to rest. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre kicks off Christmas season with annual open house

More than 100 residents, families and staff members attend event that created ‘a real feeling of togetherness’

Wildwood Care Centre hosted its annual Christmas open house Dec. 3, with more than 100 people attending. Read more

Going ‘above and beyond’ every day nets Chiara Van Galen Everyday Hero Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Wildwood Care Centre dietary staff member described as ‘a person to be admired’

The first thing Chiara Van Galen’s colleagues notice about the Wildwood Care Centre cook is her dedication to residents and co-workers, and her willingness to go above and beyond her job description to enhance everyone’s quality of life. Read more

A ‘natural born leader,’ Wildwood Care Centre PSW honoured for her ‘residents first’ approach

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Holly Williams receives Inspired Leadership Award

For 27 years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Williams has been what Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh calls a “natural born leader” at the St. Mary’s, Ont., long-term care and retirement home. Read more

Lifelong volunteer Pat Hill receives Wildwood Care Centre’s Lifetime Achievement Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Pat has spent years helping others through community programs, schools and her church

Pat Hill has dedicated much of her life to volunteering in her community. She has generously donated her time to a wide variety of community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, schools, a hospital and her church. Read more