‘Easter ducklings’ get treated to a stay at Riverview Manor

Residents enjoy two weeks with their feathery guests

You’ve heard of Easter bunnies but what about Easter ducklings?

Riverview Manor was home to two young ducklings April 17 to May 1 that brought a lot of smiles to residents and staff members, says life enrichment aide (LEA) Adam Wicklum.

The ducks – aptly named Ester and Easter by residents – arrived at the Peterborough long-term care home just before the Easter weekend from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst.

Residents, staff and family members particularly enjoyed watching Ester and Easter grow during their stay at Riverview Manor – “and did they ever grow big in that short time,” Adam tells The OMNIway.

The life enrichment team looked after the ducklings by changing their wood chips, which was their bed, as well as making sure they had plenty of food and water.

The ducklings were also treated to daily walks and swims.

“They would get a swim sometimes in the activity-room sink but many times in a large container that the LEAs toured them in for the residents to see and touch,” Adam says.

“It was great excitement for everyone to have these cute ducklings during Easter.”

Another of OMNI Health Care’s Peterborough-area long-term care homes, Springdale Country Manor, had ducklings from Woolley Wonderland recently. You can read that story by clicking here.

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