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LifeLabs, a service provider at Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre, recently experienced a cyber attack which compromised customer information.  Their investigations to date indicate the affected systems could contain information that includes customer names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates, logins & passwords, health card numbers and lab results. For more information about this incident, please visit or call 1-888-918-0467.
Amherstview woman turns 100
Amherstview is about to have another centenarian. Ethel Geraldine (Gerry) Brunton of Amherstview Retirement Lodge turns 100 on Dec. 23. “I feel great!” the lively woman exclaims with a smile. Born at the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) in Toronto on Dec. 23, 1919, Gerry and her late twin sister, Margaret Irene, were the first set of twins to be born that day despite a woman in labour (with twin boys) in the same ward. According to Diane Brown, daughter of the late Margaret Irene and niece of Gerry, the hospital…
Home to host fine art class
For centuries, the healing nature of art has been celebrated around the world. This January in Gananoque, residents of a retirement lodge and long-term care home will experience firsthand how art nourishes the mind, body and soul. “It’s really freeing and beautiful,” says Instructor Rhonda Evans about Fluid Art. “There’s absolutely nothing you can do wrong. Anyone can make art.” Speaking from Glocca Morra Studio in Kingston in early December 2019, the friendly woman smiles as she talks about the fluid art class she’s hosting with her business partner at…
Young PSW earns first workplace award
A young Gananoque woman is celebrating her first workplace award. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she works as a Personal Support Worker, Myra Pardy smiles brightly when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for December. “It’s a nice surprise,” says the 21-year-old. A frontline health care provider at the home for one-year, Myra enjoys assisting the 104 residents who live at the family owned and operated home. “I like it a lot,” she says about caring for the people in the accredited nursing home. “I have…
Find great savings at a Christmas Bazaar at Carveth Care Centre this Saturday. This fun annual event features affordable and unique items from 38 vendors. The bazaar is from 9 am to 1 pm in our Multipurpose Room which can be accessed off Herbert Street in Gananoque. Everyone welcome!
Home praised for growth and consistent satisfaction rates
A long-term care home in the Kingston area is celebrating another year of positive reviews. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amhersview in November 2019, Assistant Director of Care, Melissa Locke, shared the results of an extensive survey completed by residents and families. According to the surveys, every family (of residents at the home) is satisfied with the medical care by frontline workers who are described as kind, caring and compassionate. “Our Family and Resident Satisfaction Surveys allow us to reflect on the needs, wants and wishes of the…
Grief support group takes shape at nursing home
When dealing with grief, it helps to look for happiness amid the heartbreak. Assisting residents of a local nursing home navigate the grieving process is volunteer Barb Kelly of Bereaved Families of Ontario. “When people are grieving, it’s like a light goes out. They need to learn to live with the loss,” the Amherstview woman explains softly from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she plans to launch a grief support group on Nov. 11. A volunteer at the accredited long-term care home for the past 14 years, Barb knows the…
One of the best events of the year is back! Join Carveth Care Centre for music, refreshments and fun at the Polar Bear Express FAMILY FUN DAY from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Dec. 7. Remember to bring your camera to capture a visit by Santa. Just follow the sound of toe-tapping music by the Ted Lalonde Duo to the Multipurpose Room. For more information, contact Activation at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.
A great teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget
For Tiffany Burgess, nursing is a work of the heart. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she works as a Registered Practical Nurse, Tiffany divides her time as a frontline health care worker and teacher.  “I love long-term care,” says the 35-year-old mother of one. “It’s truly my niche.” An employee of the home since 2005, Tiffany started as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) before she earned her nursing license in 2008. Her hard work earned her Employee of the Month for November 2019. “There are several employees who deserve…
Popular nurse praises retirement home
Kim Beavis is having a hard time saying goodbye. Speaking from Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she has provided life-saving health care for more than 22 years, her eyes fill with tears when she talks about her last day of work in a few days. “I’m sad to be leaving,” says the 54-year-old Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) from the beautiful lodge dining room. “Wherever I go, it’s not going to be here.” A fixture in the lodge, Kim is preparing to leave the family owned and operated home on Sept.…