Helen Henderson News

The latest news and announcements from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview.

25
Apr
18
Office Manager lightens the burdens of others
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Working in the main office of Helen Henderson Care Centre is Rhonda Carroll-MacDonald, a helpful someone who constantly lightens the burden of others. “I try to be a positive, helpful and energetic person around the home and in the community,” says Rhonda when asked to describe herself. Working in the home’s main office, Rhonda is the person most people meet when they first enter the long-term care home. When she’s not answering the phone,…
28
Mar
18
Amherstview woman puts heart and soul into laundry
Gisele Van Putten works hard to be a good person. Looking through eyes surrounded by laugh lines, Gisele would rather hug than shake hands. She smiles often and talks with enthusiasm around a slight French accent. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked in the Laundry Department for the past 20 years, kindness radiates off her in gentle waves. “I like it. I’m comfortable with it,” she says when asked about her work at the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home. “I’m just happy to be…
23
Feb
18
Young nurse enjoys working with seniors
A young nurse in Amherstview has found professional satisfaction working with seniors. “I like being a part of everyone’s life,” says Jess Scalf, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past six years. “I really like my work.” A graduate of St. Lawrence College, Jess is earning praise from residents and staff at the accredited nursing home. “Jess is a wonderful person and an equally wonderful nurse,” says Melissa Locke, Assistant Director of Care. “She is a conscientious and efficient nurse whose heart…
01
Feb
18
Finding happiness serving others
Emily Jeakins knows the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. A young nurse with an old soul, Emily cares deeply for the residents of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “I love it here,” says the Registered Practical Nurse about her workplace. “I very much enjoy working with the elderly and hearing their stories. A lot of them have lived overseas. I like that kind of stuff.” Only 22 years old, Emily has worked at the accredited retirement lodge in Amherstview for one-year. In…
05
Jan
18
Manager lives and works in harmony with nature
For Jack Staszak, every drop in the ocean counts. Happiest on a mountain, near a seashore or in a quiet forest, his passion for the environment is evident in his work to maintain Helen Henderson Care Centre, an accredited retirement and long-term care home in Amherstivew. “I love my job,” admits the friendly Maintenance Manager. “I was born to fix stuff. I love to be outside working in the gardens and in the home, repairing equipment. I try to maintain the home in a way that preserves the environment. Every…
19
Dec
17
Focus determined her reality
Melissa Burley always knew she wanted to be a nurse. It was a calling she felt early in life, a focus that determined her reality; earning her awards and praise as an adult. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre, a long-term care home in Amherstview where she has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for the past six years, Melissa smiles brightly when told she is the home’s Employee of the Month for January. Dressed in comfortable scrubs, the petite brunette replies quickly when asked about her work. “I love…
04
Dec
17
Rockin' Christmas Party
Slip on your dancing shoes because Helen Henderson Care Centre is going to be swinging and bopping on Dec. 15. Beginning at 2 pm, we're hosting a Rockin' Christmas Party with live entertainment, refreshments and prizes in our beautiful Lodge Lounge. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. We hope to see you there!
04
Dec
17
Christmas Toy Sale
Please join Helen Henderson Care Centre for another fun Christmas event. From 10 am to 2 pm on Dec. 14, we're selling gently used toys and Christmas decorations. This event includes free hot chocolate and the sale of artwork (made by our residents). Everyone welcome!  
27
Oct
17
Taking care of the small things earns Amherstview woman workplace award
Stephanie Gregory puts her heart, mind and soul into the smallest acts. It’s the secret of her success. A Personal Support Worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past 26 years, the friendly woman smiles brightly at the news she is home’s Employee of the Month for November. “It’s nice,” she says happily when informed of the workplace award. “I work hard to treat people like they are my family.” A single mother of two, Stephanie is content with her work and life. “I love this home,” says the…
25
Oct
17
Christmas Family Fun Day
We host a lot of fun events, but our Family Fun Day is one of our favourites. Please join us from 2 to 4 pm on Dec. 3 for our Christmas Party and Holiday Bazaar. There will be music, refreshments and games for the kids. We're even expecting a visit from Santa who will be available for photographs. We hope to see you at this fun family event - Everyone welcome!