Carveth News

The latest news and announcements from Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque.

30
Aug
17
Laughter is the best medicine for this nurse
Vicky Truesdell likes to tell the truth, work with laughter and love with heart. Working as a Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Care Centre for the past 12 years, the health care professional smiles when asked about herself. Dressed in a flowered shirt and blue scrub pants, she looks relaxed on a day that is uncommonly warm for late August. Vicky has graciously stopped her paperwork in the long-term care home to talk about her life and job. Her words feel almost reluctant, a typical response from someone blessed with…
25
Aug
17
Fall Open House at Carveth Retirement Lodge
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 Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 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 Canada,…
26
Jul
17
Family Fun Day
Carveth Care Centre's Annual Family Fun Day has a cool look this year to match our Canada 150 activities. Please join us for WILD CANADA from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Aug. 23. It's going to be an incredible afternoon of music, refreshments, games and activities. To RRSP (Admission is free!), please call 613-382-4752 ext. 107. Everyone welcome - We'll see you there!
26
Jul
17
Dog Daze at the Park
Carveth Care Centre has some pretty nifty events and activities, but this one may take the cake. Welcome to our first annual dog party at Carveth Dog Park! (Yes, this is a real thing.). Bring your pooch to Carveth Care Centre on Aug. 16 for agility games, a doggie pool and cool treats. How's that for summer fun!
27
Jun
17
Cleaner’s earns workplace award
Joan Snyder knows pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. A cleaner at Carveth Care Centre for the past two years, the 54-year-old speaks with modesty about her job and interests. “I love it here,” says the petite brunette with a gentle smile. “In the beginning, it was questionable. It took me a while to get used to the home, but I quickly adjusted. I feel comfortable now and I love what I do. I love the older people.” Well known around Gananoque for her work cleaning hotels,…
30
May
17
Gananoque woman cooks up food and laughter
Pat Carter knows laughter is brightest where food is best. An employee of Carveth Care Centre for 21 years, Pat likes to spend her days laughing and cooking. “I’m a jokester,” admits the 65-year-old in late May 2017. “I get the biggest kick out of scaring people. I love it.” Smiling at the memory of a prank she pulled earlier that day, Pat has good reason to smile. She is the home’s Employee of the Month for June. “You can always tell when Pat is cooking at Carveth because you…
03
May
17
Gananoque woman recognized for exemplary care
Connie Turcotte drinks deeply from the well of good intentions. A graduate of the first Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at St. Lawrence College, Connie has been providing medical care for more than three decades. “I have been in this business for 30 years,” the friendly woman says about her work to provide assisted living to residents of a local long-term care home in Gananoque. “It’s a very rewarding job, but it can also be mentally, emotionally and physically draining.” Married with three sons and four grandchildren, Connie smiles when…
24
Apr
17
FREE Dementia Information Series
Looking for information on dementia? Please join us for a six-week FREE information series starting May 9. We're hosting these sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in our Multipurpose Room in conjunction with the Leeds and Grenville Alzheimer's Society. These sessions are open to the public and will answer: 1. What is dementia? 2. Dementia - How is it diagnosed? 3. Lifestyle factors affected by dementia. 4. How dementia affects behaviours and communication. 5. Coping strategies for caregivers of those with dementia. 6. How dementia affects socialization…
20
Apr
17
Memorial garden for veterans to expand
A memorial garden for Canadian veterans is growing. Built into the courtyard at a nursing home in Gananoque, the Veterans’ Memorial Garden at Carveth Care Centre is set to expand with the addition of a new monument. “The entire poem In Flanders Fields by Lt. Col John McCrae is going on the stone,” explains Tammy Kean about the memorial stone by Leeder Monuments that will sit approximately three feet high after it is installed. “This means so much to our veterans,” says the Activity Aide and project leader, wistfully. “It’s…
25
Jan
17
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness
Faye Beckett knows nothing she wears is more important than a smile. A Personal Support Worker at Carveth Care Centre for the past 26 years, Faye’s smile is as standard as her nursing uniform. “I do love my job,” she replies quickly, startled by the news she is the home’s Employee of the Month for February. “I especially like it when I make the residents happy; knowing that I’ve done my job the best I can.” Married to her high school sweetheart for 38 years, the 55-year-old is a frontline…