Pinecrest resident visits Les Mosaïques de Gatineau through Bridge to Dreams

Jean Julian was still young when he arrived at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet, Ontario. A native of France, Jean has always enjoyed cultivating his France-related interests and spending time with his family. That’s why his wife and daughter, together with Bridge to Dreams, had the idea to take him to visit Les Mosaïques de Gatineau. Bridge to Dreams is …

Longtime volunteer Suzanne Speckert receives lifetime achievement award

Each year the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) bestows a lifetime achievement award to a member of one of its homes and this year’s recipient is from Port Hope. Suzanne Speckert was recently honoured by the OLTCA as an individual who has made remarkable accomplishments and outstanding contributions to society, their community and/or their long-term care home. “At Hope …

Long-term care resident lives out his lifetime wish of riding in a fire truck

Resident-centred program brings community together to help bridge one man’s lifelong dream Thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Queensway Long Term Care Home and the support of the community, Sim, a non-verbal resident, has realized his lifelong dream of riding in a fire truck during the Hensall parade. On Saturday, June 9th, Sim, outfitted in his very own fire …

Southbridge Care Homes Enhances Senior Management Team

(Cambridge, ON – July 26, 2018) A number of senior management appointments were announced today by Keith McIntosh, Chief Executive Officer at Southbridge Care Homes. Commenting on the appointments, Keith McIntosh said “I am pleased to make these announcements to support the tremendous growth experienced in our management business over the past number of years and to provide a foundation …

Bridge to Dreams helps residents rediscover their youth

It can be a difficult journey for younger long-term care residents to live among a much older generation. Many wish to regain a sense of pride and make themselves feel young again. This was especially acute for two the youngest residents at Southbridge Pincecrest in Plantagenet. Mélanie Turpin and Marie-Josée Cloutier wanted to rediscover their youthful appearance, something they felt …

Bridge to Dreams connects a resident to his favourite restaurant, meal

When Louis Guibord was younger, there was nothing he liked doing more than enjoying a meal at his favourite restaurant. Although older, his memories of working as a delivery person for the New Ruby in Rockland, Ontario have never faded. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Pinecrest, Louis was able to fulfill his long-standing dream of returning …

Bridge to Dreams helps resident’s love blossom

Robert and his wife Tina were avid gardeners. Tina was the one who spearheaded the love of gardening and the passion for tulips. Robert’s daughter Joanne recalls her younger years when her parents purchased their farm and that on their arrival, the landscape on the farm was void of flowers except for a few hollyhocks. Her mother promptly began preparing …

95 more long-term care beds for seniors in Cornwall

Parisien Manor to more than double resident capacity CORNWALL, ON – MAY 4, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has created 95 new long-term care beds at Parisien Manor in the Cornwall. Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, was in Cornwall to make the announcement in the existing long-term care home, alongside Southbridge Care Homes’ Director …