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West Lake Terrace honours resident who keeps giving back to others

Dorothy Ferguson has been named the home’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

From the moment Dorothy Ferguson moved into West Lake Terrace, she took a shine to her fellow residents and has aimed to provide any help or comfort they need, say the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s team members. Read more

Everyday Hero Brenda Ring’s commitment to others shines through

Country Terrace Everyday Hero recipient Brenda Ring is pictured here with her award.

‘She is one of our best PSWs who comes to work every day determined to give 100 per cent to her residents’

Country Terrace personal support worker (PSW) Brenda Ring is described by residents and her co-workers as being kind, dedicated and always available to help others at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home. She also does her job each day with a smile that others notice. Read more

Heather Merchant named West Lake Terrace’s Everyday Hero

West Lake Terrace PSW ‘a joy to be around,’ say colleagues

Her positive disposition and a think-outside-of-the-box approach are just two traits that make Heather Merchant valuable to residents and staff at West Lake Terrace. Read more

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, LTC is the place to be, says PSW

PSW Anne Marie Scott has been working at Village Green for 38 years. She says long-term care homes offer people interested in health-care careers rewarding opportunities.

‘To me, it’s just the best place to work and I am glad I stayed here,’ says Village Green’s Anne Marie Scott

For 38 years, Village Green has been Anne Marie Scott’s home away from home, and the personal support worker (PSW) says she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Read more

Elaine Goldberg’s co-workers say her willingness to help others and friendliness are her top attributes

Garden Terrace team member Elaine Goldberg (centre) is pictured here receiving the home’s Everyday Hero Award during a Nov. 8 ceremony.

For these reasons, Elaine was nominated for and received Garden Terrace’s 2018 Everyday Hero Award

Elaine Goldberg’s colleagues at Garden Terrace describe her as a helpful member of the Kanata long-term care home’s environmental services team who is highly organized and always carries a positive attitude. Read more

Choir bringing out singing talents in Village Green residents

Pictured above, Village Green’s choir during a performance at the home’s Oct. 26 launch party for the OLTCA’s Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign.

Singing has been a self-esteem builder and made residents proud of their accomplishments

Village Green residents have formed a choir at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home, and many are finding hidden talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Karen Coulter. Read more

Village Green hosts launch party for Better Seniors’ Care campaign

Village Green administrator Linda Pierce is seen here at an information table during the home’s launch party for the OLTCA’s Better Seniors’ Care campaign on Oct. 26.

The home’s choir performed for guests during kickoff event dubbed Music on the Green

Village Green kicked off its support for the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) annual Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign with an event that featured music from the Selby long-term care home’s resident choir as well as information tables to educate people about the importance of sending signed letters to MPPs in support of improvements to the long-term care sector ahead of the 2019-20 budget. Read more

Maplewood PSW goes above, beyond call of duty

Employee supports resident during emotional time

A recent Remembrance Day ceremony moved a Maplewood resident to tears. Read more

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace saw her leadership qualities from Day 1

West Lake Terrace Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Williams is pictured here with resident Tillie MacDonald and Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith.

CCC, who has been working at the home for 16 months, receives Inspired Leadership Award

Tanya Williams’ colleagues at West Lake Terrace recall how when she came to interview for a registered practical nurse (RPN) position at the Prince Edward County long-term care home in July 2017 they immediately thought her strong leadership, critical thinking and people skills would be even better suited for the vacant clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) position. Read more