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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

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

Resident Chris Todd receives Frost Manor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to nursing

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd is pictured here after receiving the Lindsay long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris is seen here with her son, Gerry, and Frost Manor administrator Doneath Stewart.

Chris’s nursing career began during WW2. She moved to Canada after the war and continued her career in health care

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd worked for many years as a nurse, and her career began with her caring for victims of war. For her career in nursing and her dedication to the profession, Chris received Frost Manor’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at an Oct. 19 ceremony held at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Environmental services worker Tanya Smith is always striving to make people’s day a little brighter

Frost Manor Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Smith (left) is seen here with environmental services manager Rick Riel and Everyday Hero Award recipient Phyllis Smith.

Her enthusiasm and mindfulness has been recognized by her peers, who nominated Tanya for Frost Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award

Since 2016, environmental services team member Tanya Smith has been organizing day trips for Frost Manor residents to her mother-in-law Nancy DeGeer’s farm just outside of Lindsay. There are many ways Tanya demonstrates leadership at Frost Manor, but this is one way that stands out for many of her colleagues and residents. Read more