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carveth helen henderson seniors healthcare centresThe latest news features for Gibson Family Health Care or Carveth and Helen Henderson Care Centres.

24
Jul
17
From Poland to Canada, local woman’s journey ends in happiness
The road that brought Krystyna Sikora to Canada, started in Poland and ended in happiness. “Every time I go back to Poland, I know I made the right decision to move to Canada,” says the 56-year-old Gananoque woman in the summer of 2017. “Canada is my home now.” Smiling brightly at Carveth Care Centre, a retirement and long-term care home in Gananoque where she has worked for more than 20 years, Krystyna and her husband uprooted to give their children greater opportunities. Little did she know that she would accomplish…
21
Jul
17
Health care worker recognized for three decades of extraordinary service
When Sonia Beaulieu started working at a nursing home 30 years ago, her mother gave her advice that has stood the test of time. “At one point, my mother and two sisters worked here,” says the attractive 54-year-old. “When I first started working here as a Personal Support Worker (PSW), my mother said these seniors could be our relatives and we need to look at them that way. She told me to treat these people with respect and kindness. That thought has always been first and foremost in my mind.”…
10
Jul
17
Theatre show hits right button with resident
Irene Firlotte has been looking for her smile since she moved to a nursing home in 2016. Almost one year later, she found it. Waiting patiently in an activity room on June 20, Irene came to life during a performance by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. “It was interesting,” said the 91-year-old about the play, Daisy Amazed Me. “When I lived in Kingston, we used to go to the playhouse in Gananoque. I loved it.” Sitting in her room a few days later, Irene admits the performance has been the highlight…
28
Jun
17
Home celebrates acts of kindness
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a BIG difference. Growing on the wall in a nursing home in Amherstview is a tree with more than 150 acts of kindness blossoming from its branches. Almost everyone who passes the wall, stops and stares. “There’s a lot of teamwork stuff here which is nice,” says Renée Alaver, an award winning Activity Aide at the home. “You don’t always hear these comments. It’s nice to see them in writing.” The brainchild of Donna Joudoin, Activity Director at Helen Henderson Care Centre in…
21
Jun
17
Home celebrates Seniors’ Month with Spa Day
Residents at Helen Henderson Care Centre were pampered this month in a big way. Treated to a Spa Day in celebration of June - Seniors’ Month, the pampering was a big hit with residents who received facials, manicures, hand massages and wide selection of games and food. “The theme this month is Living Your Best Life,” confirms Donna Joudoin, Activity Director. “We decided to pamper our residents with a Spa Day to help them live their best life.” An accredited retirement and long-term care home in Amherstview, Helen Henderson Care…
09
Jun
17
Homes make health and happiness of seniors top priority
Gibson Family Health Care cares deeply about the happiness of seniors. A family owned and operated business in Amherstview (Helen Henderson Care Centre) and Gananoque (Carveth Care Centre) - Gibson Family Health Care makes the health and happiness of seniors a top priority. The retirement/LTC homes are marking the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging residents, staff, families and supporters to wear purple. Managers are also sharing information about the importance of elder care and respect. “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an important event because it brings…
26
May
17
Town and country priest celebrates 60 years ordained
More than 60 years ago, Ed Keyes devoted his life to God and found a lifetime of happiness. “It struck me one-day that I should be a priest,” reflects the soft-spoken 88-year-old from Carveth Retirement Lodge where he has lived for more than eight years. “I was just a teenager when that happened. After that, I was completely happy because I knew that is what God wanted me to do.” Chuckling to himself on a late spring afternoon, he notes, “I never really dreamt I would be celebrating 60 years…
19
May
17
Retirement home celebrates military family at open house
Tony Bradbury comes from a long line of men who care deeply for their country and family. Sitting in his room at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge on a bright spring day, the friendly 86-year-old points to a portrait of an ancestor dressed in the uniform of the Liverpool Scottish Regiment. “That was my mother’s brother,” says Tony, in a warm British accent. “He died of pneumonia at the end of WWI from spending years in the trenches. They shipped his belongings back to England. When my grandmother received them, they…
27
Apr
17
Home elects retired nurse as Resident of the Year
Carol LeClair has nerves of steel. A retired Intensive Care nurse, Carol knows chaos is inherent in all compound things. And yet, she strives on with faith, diligence and a smile. Relaxing in her room at Carveth Retirement Lodge where she is enjoying the golden years, the 83-year-old looks back on her life fondly. Eating a chocolate cookie leftover from lunch with a crossword puzzle and newspaper at her feet, she recalls her life with a dry wit and keen sense of humour. Raised in Kingston, Carol was 19-years-old when…
17
Apr
17
Helen Henderson SPRING SALE
We don't do this very often and we hope you're as excited about this as us... Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge is holding a 50 per cent off sale this spring! This means you get your first TWO months' stay at half the price. The sale is for May and June and the deadline to move-in is July 31, 2017. For safe and comfortable retirement living, come home to Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge located in the heart of Amherstview, Ontario. Call Deborah Warren today at 613-384-4585 ext. 233 for details or…