Woodland Villa’s new safe visitation patio is proving to be a big success

‘We have had nearly every day booked with families who have been able to visit their loved ones’

Woodland Villa’s revamped patio, which is fitted with a wood and Plexiglas barrier to allow the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home’s residents to have safe visits with their loved ones during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, has been booked solid since opening May 27. Read more

Woodland team’s creativity leads to innovative way for residents and families to safely visit

A new safety barrier attached to the home’s patio also allows everyone to enjoy outdoor visits while maintaining important protocols

With warmer, sunnier weather on the horizon, the Woodland Villa team came up with an idea to help residents enjoy outdoor visits with family members while adhering to important physical distancing protocols that are in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

New programs to enhance residents’ quality of life on the horizon at Woodland

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A new singing program and an innovative activity using touch-screen technology are among the additions

Woodland Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Lisa Doran says she and her team at the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home are looking forward to trying some innovative new programs designed to enhance the quality of life of residents living with cognitive impairment.
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Woodland Villa cigarette butt recycling program reducing litter, helping residents’ council

Woodland Villa residents Morris Merpaw and Carol Hamilton are pictured here with one of the TerraCycle cigarette butt containers the home recently acquired. These containers are helping reduce litter, and the cigarette butts they collect will be recycled.

‘The residents are really adamant about doing this’

Woodland Villa is helping reduce litter on the grounds of the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home while bringing in money for the residents’ council in the process. Read more

New feature at Woodland Villa providing a swinging time for residents

From left to right, Woodland Villa family council treasurer Donna McBean, home administrator Janna Sabourin and residents’ council president Carol Hamilton pause for a photo inside a wheelchair-accessible swing the home recently purchased.

Wheelchair-accessible swing is helping enhance quality of life for residents with mobility issues

Woodland Villa now has a wheelchair-accessible swing that’s allowing residents with mobility issues to enjoy a new kind of relaxing outdoor experience with their loved ones. Read more

Woodland Triobike is back on the road and getting lots of use

In this June 2018 file photo, Woodland Villa resident Muriel VanAllen and staff member Karen Brennan are pictured stopping by a Tim Hotrons for coffee on the home’s Triobike.

Woodland Villa residents are once again enjoying summer rides around the Long Sault area on the home’s Triobike. Read more

Woodland Villa brings innovative drum and piano set to its music therapy program

Woodland Villa resident Basil Serviss rolls out a beat on a portable drum kit the home recently acquired.

Residents can now make and listen to their own music

Woodland Villa has introduced an innovative drum and piano set to its music therapy program. Read more

Woodland Villa team ‘excited’ about the home’s new design

Pictured above, the redevelopment design for Woodland Villa which will be complete by December 2022.

With much more space, the new design will help curb responsive behaviours, be more home-like and create a greater sense of community, administrator says

The Woodland Villa team is “excited” about the new design for the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home that was recently unveiled, says administrator Janna Sabourin. Read more

VIDEO: Woodland Country Fair brings local community together

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers. Read more

Volunteers keep coming back to help make Woodland Villa Country Fair a success

Mary Lalonde (left) and Denise Legault volunteered once again at Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair.

Denise Legault and Mary Lalonde say the annual event brings smiles to everyone’s faces – and that’s a good enough reason to volunteer

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Two volunteers who returned to help Woodland Villa team members with this year’s Country Fair say the enjoyment residents and guests experience at the event is what keeps them coming back. Read more