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Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma: what LTC homes can do

Mary Schulz, director of education for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Engaging residents, families and local communities is the key to helping others understand the condition

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz says long-term care homes are well-positioned to help end the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia because they are “communities within communities” that can engage others to debunk myths about the condition. Read more

Proposed Riverview Manor design gets thumbs up from new neighbours, family members

Bird’s eye view of proposed development for the new Riverview Manor by G architects.

About 20 people attend public meeting to learn about redevelopment plan

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care and G architects hosted a public meeting Jan. 15 in Peterborough to share the proposed redevelopment plans for the new Riverview Manor which is slated to be built by December 2022. Read more

The redeveloped Pleasant Meadow will meet needs of future generations of residents: administrator

Matt Galvin, a partner at G architects, shows residents and staff members at Pleasant Meadow Manor what their home will look like after redevelopment is complete.

Amenities, such as a therapy gym, a hair salon and more space, will match needs of baby boomers when redevelopment project is completed in 2022

NORWOOD, Ont. – With added features that include a therapy gym, a hair salon and significantly more space, Pleasant Meadow Manor will be able to meet the needs of future generations of residents when its redevelopment project is complete by December 2022, says administrator and director of care Sandra Tucker. Read more

Two Riverview Manor residents treated to NHL Alumni charity hockey game

From left to right, Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum and residents Tim Brownson and Art Sonley are pictured here during a Dec. 8 charity hockey game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Two Riverview Manor residents were treated to a recent charity hockey game featuring the NHL Alumni team against the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run team. Proceeds from the event support the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Read more

Pleasant Meadow Manor presents Lifetime Achievement Award to two outstanding residents

Pleasant Meadow Manor resident Joan Warburton (middle) is pictured here with her Lifetime Achievement Award, alongside OMNI chief operating officer Shawn Riel (left) and Pleasant Meadow administrator and director of care Sandra Tucker.

Ben Ibey and Joan Warburton have a long history of helping others

The Pleasant Meadow Manor team presented two residents, Ben Ibey and Joan Warburton, with OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during a December ceremony at the Norwood long-term care home. Read more

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

Maplewood Christmas Bazaar nets $1,700

‘It was a huge success’

From handmade mincemeat pies to sparkly Christmas knick-knacks, the holiday season kicked off at Maplewood Nov. 24. 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

Wildwood residents enjoy ‘goat yoga’

Unique idea of combining yoga with animal therapy delivers benefits to residents

Wildwood Care Centre residents were treated to a unique program Nov. 28 that combined yoga with animal therapy – more specifically, “goat therapy.” Read more