Southbridge Lakehead residents dancing to Canada’s National Ballet

A unique partnership between Southbridge Lakehead in Thunder Bay and Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) has residents dancing their way to improved health. Developed by NBS, Sharing Dance Seniors is a weekly, 45-minute dance class taught entirely from a seated position. The class incorporates a variety of musical and dance styles and is taught by members of the NBS in …

Minister of Long-Term Care announces 91 new beds for Owen Sound

OWEN SOUND (Sept. 23, 2019) — Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, was joined today by Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, at Maple View Long-Term Care Residence to reconfirm the award of 91 new long-term care beds for Southbridge in Owen Sound. The 91 beds will be combined with 69 existing beds as …

Bridge to Dreams reunites family

Family is important. Just ask The Palace Long-Term Care resident Catherine Milgate. Thanks to Bridge to Dreams, a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Care Homes’ The Palace in Alexandria, Catherine lived her dream of reconnecting with family. The Palace resident, along with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild, attended the Lasalle family reunion in Dalkeith/Laggan. There were more than 100 …

Bridge to Dreams ensures residents have reel good time

Sometimes, dreams are more about friends and intimate moments, rather than big events. Thanks to Bridge to Dreams, a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Care Homes’ West Park Health Centre in St. Catharines, a few residents from West Park Health Centre lived their dream of fishing with ‘the boys.’ On Aug 6, 2019 staff organized a trip to the St. …

Bridge to Dreams visit leaves The Palace resident ‘all shook up’

Jeannine Brossoit grew up in an exciting time. It was the time of rock ‘n roll, where legends strode across the stage, crooning hits that would last for generations. But none of those legends were as significant as the great Elvis Presley. Singer, actor and song producer, Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock `n Roll. More than …

Bridge to Dreams helps resident with Huntington’s have moment on the beach

When 57-year-old Clayton, a resident of Queensway Long-Term Care with Huntington’s Disease, was asked for his perfect day, he didn’t ask for a trip around the world or to win the lottery. He just wanted to have a beer on the beach one more time. In his younger days, Clayton was skilled at building and renovating homes and was always …

Southbridge Care Homes raises more than $3,300 for local Alzheimer’s Society

OWEN SOUND, ON – May 21, 2019 – Local care homes have combined efforts to raise awareness and funds for the local Alzheimer’s Society. The residents and staff of Southbridge Long-Term Care homes Georgian Heights, Maple View and Errinrung participated in the annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 11 in Owen Sound and Thornbury. In addition, the home …