Willows Estate makes upping fluid intake fun

Willows Estate

Aurora home hosts theme days featuring drinks, Popsicles

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Willows Estates serves tea for 22

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Willows Estate volunteer Rose Vanderhoff (right) shares a moment with resident Sylvia Eriksson.

Friendship circle rewarding for Willows Estate volunteer, residents

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Willows Estate toasts volunteers with roast beef dinner

Willows Estate nutritional care team member Charlene Robinson takes a break with desserts. She prepared a roast beef dinner recently to honour the Aurora long-term care home’s volunteers.

‘They’re helpful and they’re dedicated’

From the man who clears the dishes after a meal to the woman who hosts a small friendship circle, Willows Estate views its volunteers as integral members of the care team. Read more

Aurora ladies to get shopping fix

Willows Estate

Willows Estate residents enjoy Walmart trip

From selecting a new handbag to purchasing sweets, a shopping trip usually provides a little boost for Willows Estate residents. Read more

Business donates $1,500 in Tim Hortons cards to Willows Estate

Willows Estate

Residents enjoy coffee outings, doughnuts, discussion

The coffee’s on.

Java and doughnuts are plentiful these days for residents of Willows Estate in Aurora. Read more

Corn roast whets resident appetites at Willow Estate

Willows Estate enjoy a corn roast at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home Aug. 31.

‘It was such a huge success’

Sweet corn fresh from the cob and garnished with real butter is residents to reach for a second helping in more ways than one.

Willows Estate residents recently enjoyed a “corn roast” and some people enjoyed two or three cobs of corn. And, the event was such a hit, residents are now asking for an encore before summer’s end.

Willows Estate hosted its first gathering for the Aurora long-term care home residents Aug. 31 on the home’s patio. At least 20 residents took part and 48 cobs of corn were consumed.

“It was such a huge success,” life enrichment co-ordinator Teddy Mazzuca tells The OMNIway.

“It’s something different” adds Teddy about why the event was so popular. And there’s more to the story than a meal. “It’s a social event.”

On the day of the affair, amidst beautiful weather, residents who wished to participate gathered in the long-term care home’s kitchen to husk the corn. The corn was then cooked in large pots of boiling water and prepped to be served outdoors.

The cobs of corn were purchased from a local farm. Teddy says it has proven to be an especially good year for flavourful corn on the cob.

At a residents’ council meeting Sept. 6, residents requested another corn roast before the summer officially ends in a few weeks.

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Willows Estate residents have ‘a ball’ at Medieval Times

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Willows Estate

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