Community chips in to help Riverview Manor celebrate Nursing Week

Riverview Manor paid tribute to the Peterborough long-term care home’s nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) last week with five days of food-filled events, and much of the celebration was made possible by families, local businesses and community organizations chipping in to help.

Each day, from Monday to Friday, front-line staff members were provided with something different as a show of gratitude for their dedication to residents and hard work.

Monday was ice cream day that included a variety of frozen treats for everyone, thanks to some outside help, notes Becky Dennie, Riverview Manor’s manager of resident quality and co-IPAC lead.

“We were able to utilize a $200 donation from a family member to obtain ice-cream sandwiches and cones,” she tells The OMNIway.

On Tuesday, 90 apple fritters that were donated by Kawartha Buttertart Factory in Douro-Dummer arrived at the home for apple fritter day.

Wednesday was pop and potato chip day. As an add-on, nurses and PSWs each received a carnation courtesy of local florist Rambling Rose Flowers.

Thursday was candy day, and capping off the week on Friday was a barbecue for everyone where hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of salads were served.

The manager of the Tim Hortons on Water Street donated three dozen doughnuts with coffee and tea to the Riverview Manor team each day last week.

There was a draw for a $25 gift card for Walmart and Esso that was donated by supplier Handicare Canada. The Chemung Lake District Lions Club donated 10 $20 pizza vouchers so team members could enjoy complimentary meals.

Each Riverview Manor team member also received a name-tag holder, with registered staff receiving a key chain as well.

National Nursing Week 2022 was May 9-15. The week is set aside to acknowledge nurses and other front-line staff members for their work.

Health-care organizations across Canada dedicate the week every year to acknowledging nursing teams.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Riverview Manor team members were given key chains and name-tag holders during Nursing Week.