Chelsey Park RN wins nursing leadership award

Southbridge is proud to announce that Laurie Wheeler (RN) from Chelsey Park Long-Term Care has won the Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA) Nursing Leadership Award at the 4th annual Awards Gala on November 15, 2018. Each year, the OLTCA recognizes two Registered Nurses or Registered Practical Nurses who have demonstrated measurable achievements in improving the quality, culture and value of …

Bridge to Dreams reconnects Regency resident to her love of skating

Ruth has always had a love of skating. It is great exercise and challenges your brain. Then there are the costumes, glamour, and the artistry. Ruth loves them all. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Regency Long-Term Care Home in Port Hope, Ruth was once again able to experience her love of the sport. Ruth, with the help of …

Bridge to Dreams reconnects resident to his passion – Blue Jays baseball

Wayne says he has been a Jays fan, “since the beginning of time.” He used to attend games with his wife, but after he began to have mobility issues, it became difficult to attend games. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Seaforth, Wayne was able to once again experience the crack of the bat, the sound of …

Bridge to dreams reconnects mother and son

A sense of sadness used to surround Dorothy. Dorothy, now widowed, had three sons. But thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Country Village Homes in Woodslee, Dorothy was able to fulfill her long-standing dream of reconnecting with her remaining son. Dorothy is known by the staff for never asking for anything. When assistance is offered, even in just transporting …

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 …