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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.

18
Sep
19
Retirement home showcases Deluxe Suite available for rent
A popular retirement home in Amherstview is growing. Helen Henderson Retirement lodge has added a second one-bedroom apartment with every amenity of assisting retirement living. The second room of its kind at the home, this Deluxe Suite is 560 sq ft of comfortable living space. It is currently available for rent. “This second Deluxe Suite is a result of the overwhelming response we received from the first suite we built in the fall of 2018,” says Angela Gibson, Assistant Administrator, “These suites are truly outstanding. They have a private walk-out…
04
Sep
19
Gananoque woman proves dreams come true for people in LTC
Going back to a place she loves has always been a dream for Judy Moore. Confined to a wheelchair after losing her lower left leg, Judy dreams about the life she had before entering long-term care (LTC) last year. At 72 years old, Judy’s mind is sharp and alert. It’s physical limitations that hold her back. “My health is okay, other than I can’t walk,” she says softly. “But I’m getting stronger in my hands and arms.” For a large part of her adult life, Judy volunteered at the Vacation…
03
Sep
19
Retirement Lodge to host Fall Open House
A retirement home in Gananoque is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Carveth Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home in the Thousand Islands, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The open house is part of a province-wide initiative by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) to showcase amenities for people looking for assisted living. The open house will also introduce residents and dedicated & dynamic staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty of…
26
Aug
19
Gananoque grandmother praised for work in nursing home
A fun-loving grandmother from Gananoque is earning praise for her work with residents in long-term care. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past 18 years, Carol Campbell notes, “I love it here. I’ve always loved my work. I think I can make a difference. I carry a sense of humour with me which makes the day better.” Looking tired, but happy, around noon on a weekday near the end of August, Carol admits she has been at Kingston hospital (with…
13
Aug
19
Lodge resident has fun with jewelry
96-year-old Mary Leggat sparkles with energy. A resident of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge for almost two years, Mary worked long hours to make hundreds of necklaces, earrings and bracelets for a jewelry sale on Aug. 12. “I started working with jewelry when I couldn’t do ceramics any longer because of space restrictions,” says the proud Scotswoman from her sales table in the lodge lounge. “I decided to try something else and this is the result.” Known for her quick wit and friendly smile, Mary (formerly Clan Campbell of Argyll) puts…
12
Aug
19
The good ol' days
Some of our residents may remember... In August 1947, the average  annual income was $3,456 and minimum wage was 40 cents per hour. The average cost of a new house was $13,000. A loaf of bread was 12 cents, one-dozen oranges were 49 cents and postage stamps were three cents each.  A ticket to a movie was 35 cents. A car cost $1,500. But best of all, gasoline was 23 cents per gallon-even cheaper than a gallon of milk, which was 80 cents. The value of $1 in today’s currency…
19
Jun
19
Physiotherapist works to make seniors independent and capable
When Joel Winsor started helping seniors with rehabilitation, he found his labour of love. “I love it,” says the friendly man from Helen Henderson Care Centre where he has worked as a physiotherapist for the past year. “When I went to physio school, I didn’t know you could work in long-term care (LTC). I did a placement and fell in love with it. This is my first posting. I’m sad to be leaving.” A popular member of the health care team, Joel is on a temporary contract that ends this…
11
Jun
19
Home to bring outdoor fun to people in wheelchairs
A local home for seniors is making the outdoors slightly more accessible to people in wheelchairs. Carveth Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque, is raising money for a special swing that allows people in wheelchairs to enjoy light exercise surrounded by sunshine and flowers. “We’re hoping to raise enough money to buy this special piece of equipment for our residents,” says Shannon Buell, Activity Director. “People with disabilities are often restricted in where they can go and what they can do because of limited access…
07
Jun
19
Homes mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Gibson Family Health Care cares deeply about the health and 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 its top priority. This June 15, both retirement/long-term care homes are marking 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…
29
May
19
Retired bookkeeper wins Resident of the Year
A retired bookkeeper has won Resident of the Year at Carveth Care Centre. Speaking from her room at Carveth Retirement Lodge in late May 2019, Jean Leeder admits, “I was very surprised to hear I had won this award. I’m very honoured. I really didn’t expect it. A lot of people do more than I do.” Jean has lived at Carveth for almost three years. In that time, she has made a positive social impact on the home and its residents. “I like the companionship of the residents in the…