Helen Henderson News

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

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!
25
Oct
17
Remembrance Day service honours veterans
Join Helen Henderson Care Centre on Nov. 11 for a special service to honour the sacrifices of our war veterans. To be held in the Fireside Room at 10:30 am, this Remembrance Day service is open to the community and includes music and refreshments. Everyone welcome!
25
Oct
17
Halloween at Helen Henderson Care Centre
Hey trick or treaters - stop at Helen Henderson Care Centre this Halloween for some cool loot. We'll be set-up in the lodge lounge around 6:30 pm on Oct. 31 which can be accessed through the entrance on Amherst Drive. We'll see you soon!
22
Sep
17
Nurse recognized for labour of love
Stephanie Cowan’s love for seniors runs deep. A Registered Practical Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre for almost four years, Stephanie is passionate about treating the people in her care with compassion and kindness. Speaking from the accredited retirement and long-term care home in Amherstview on a warm September afternoon, the 27-year-old talks with a blunt honesty that is refreshing. Dressed in a rose coloured shirt and black framed glasses, she blushes when she hears she is the home’s Employee of the Month for October. “I don’t do this job…
25
Aug
17
Fall Open House at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge
A retirement home in Amherstview is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home owned and operated by the Gibson family, is opening its doors to the public on Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 pm. The open house is part of a province-wide initiative by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) to showcase services for people looking for assisted living. The open house will also introduce residents and dynamic/dedicated staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty…
20
Jun
17
Residential Aide spreads beauty and kindness
Katie Munro knows nothing is as it seems. Viewing life through the eyes of an artist - colour, form and composition strike her with a force that demands to be captured and shared. “I’ve been creative my entire life,” she confirms from her workplace on a late spring afternoon in June. Dressed in scrubs for her work as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, the 32-year-old spends her spare time creating art and music. Photographs of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes line her social media page. Music comes as naturally…
24
May
17
Fresh ingredients is this chef’s secret to success
Kevin Adams loves French cooking. Born in Quebec, Kevin’s love of French food was on full display at a Parisian gala at Helen Henderson Care Centre last April. As a chef at the home for almost two years, Kevin enjoyed planning and preparing the menu for the annual volunteer appreciation event. Using the world’s best cheese and freshest ingredients, the talented cook earned the praise of guests who said the food was spectacular. “I love it,” the 55-year-old father of three says with a smile about his work at the…