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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.

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…
13
Apr
17
A happy life consists of tranquillity of mind
Allan Ross knows the fruit of silence is tranquility. Sitting in a secure unit of a nursing home on an early spring afternoon, he talks softly about the disease that is stealing the memories of the woman he loves. “Alzheimer’s is a hideous disease,” Allan says quietly while sitting beside his wife, Norma, who has lived at Helen Henderson Care Centre for a year. Allan, 85, moved to the retirement lodge four months after Norma’s arrival at the long-term care home. A regular visitor to the secure unit, Allan holds…
13
Apr
17
From Holland to Canada, senior survives war and celebrates peace
Betty Droogh is proof the Dutch are a very practical people. Sitting in her armchair on a cool spring morning, she talks about her life with the detailed accuracy of a person half her age. “I have been very blessed in life,” Betty says nostalgically from her room at Carveth Retirement Lodge in Gananoque. Surrounded by pictures and decorations of the Netherlands where she lived until she was 26, Betty talks with a practicality and precision that defy her age. At 91 years old, her memory is remarkably sharp.