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Riverview BSO team shining bright this year

Riverview Manor BSO team member Karlie Phillips holds the costume-jewel-studded lanyard she made to prompt a resident to wear her decorative WanderGuard.

Creative interventions are enhancing quality of life for residents with cognitive impairment

Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team has created several successful interventions in recent months that have proven beneficial to enhancing quality of life for residents living with cognitive impairment. Read more

Positive attitude, strong work ethic and creative flair are among Everyday Hero’s attributes

Frost Manor LEA Kim Williams is praised by her colleagues for the enthusiasm she brings to enhancing residents’ quality of life

Since joining the Frost Manor life enrichment team a year ago, Kim Williams has approached her job each day with a positive attitude and a genuine desire to enhance quality of life for the Lindsay long-term care home’s 62 residents, her colleagues say. Read more

Frost Manor residents embracing iPad program

Pictured left to right, Frost Manor residents Michael Lane, Dorothy Burrows, Chrystol Broom, Sharon Arsenault and Sylvia Trumbull enjoying a Tablet Time session.

Tablet Time is allowing residents to embrace technology while fulfilling social and cognitive needs

The Tablet Time program launched in March at Frost Manor is introducing residents to new technology while providing entertaining and engaging activities. Read more

Local library helping Forest Hill residents get their book fix

Forest Hill resident Marilyn Orr holds a book she received through an outreach program run by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Through the program, library employee Gregor Bertram (pictured at left) visits the Kanata long-term care home every month with books residents request.

Kanata LTC home is finding great success using local library’s outreach program

Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Craig Forrest says residents at the Kanata long-term care home who enjoy reading have been receiving excellent service from an outreach program offered by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library for about two years. Read more

Riverview Manor residents treated to a piece of hockey history

Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph holds the J. Ross Robertson Cup alongside Riverview Manor resident Owen Fallis.

Cedric Ralph, the son of staff member Brigitte Byette and a centreman for the Guelph Storm, stopped by the Peterborough home with the J. Ross Robertson Cup on Friday

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Guelph Storm centreman Cedric Ralph stopped by Riverview Manor July 19 to show the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and staff members the J. Ross Robertson Cup which his team won after beating the Ottawa 67’s in May to win the OHL championship and advance to the Memorial Cup series. Read more

Collaborative, month-long ‘under the sea’ theme has been a hit with Frost Manor residents

What started as an idea to decorate the dining/activity room with an underwater theme has taken on a life of its own

The dining and activity room at Frost Manor is now “under the sea.” Read more

Volunteer vowed to ‘give back’ to Riverview Manor all the LTC home gave his mother-in-law

Riverview Manor volunteer Mark Coady spends time with residents during a July 17 visit to the Peterborough long-term care home.

From pet therapy to religious services to helping with bingo, Mark Coady does it all

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Mark Coady first became acquainted with Riverview Manor about 10 years ago when his mother-in-law was living at the Peterborough long-term care home. Mark would often find himself helping residents when his wife was assisting her mother, and it seemed natural for him to progress to becoming a volunteer. Read more

‘You see their genuine love for them’

Maplewood residents’ bond with animals a beautiful thing: Kristie Istead

One female resident adoringly watches a flock of quails for about 45 minutes. Others reach out to touch an English angora bunny and a silkie rooster. Read more

Turning WanderGuard into a brooch is keeping Riverview resident safe and happy

Riverview Manor BSO team member Karlie Phillips holds the costume-jewel-studded lanyard she made to prompt a resident to wear her decorative WanderGuard.

BSO team members create an intervention that’s a win for everyone

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident who exit-seeks was forgetting or refusing to keep her WanderGuard bracelet on her person, the Peterborough long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a clever idea that has since ensured the resident not only wears the device at all times, she also wants to be seen with it. Read more

Annual Forest Hill butterfly program still engaging residents after five years

Life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch and resident Evelyn Boles are pictured here with one of the painted lady butterflies the folks at the Kanata long-term care home helped raise.

Residents help raise the tiny creatures from caterpillars to painted ladies

A program that engages Forest Hill residents in the life cycle of butterflies each June is still going strong five years after life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch hatched the idea at the Kanata long-term care home. Read more