Helen Henderson News

The latest news and announcements from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview.

22
Sep
17
Nurse recognized for labour of love
Stephanie Cowan’s love for seniors runs deep. A Registered Practical Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre for almost four years, Stephanie is passionate about treating the people in her care with compassion and kindness. Speaking from the accredited retirement and long-term care home in Amherstview on a warm September afternoon, the 27-year-old talks with a blunt honesty that is refreshing. Dressed in a rose coloured shirt and black framed glasses, she blushes when she hears she is the home’s Employee of the Month for October. “I don’t do this job…
25
Aug
17
Fall Open House at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge
A retirement home in Amherstview is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home owned and operated by the Gibson family, 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 services for people looking for assisted living. The open house will also introduce residents and dynamic/dedicated staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty…
20
Jun
17
Residential Aide spreads beauty and kindness
Katie Munro knows nothing is as it seems. Viewing life through the eyes of an artist - colour, form and composition strike her with a force that demands to be captured and shared. “I’ve been creative my entire life,” she confirms from her workplace on a late spring afternoon in June. Dressed in scrubs for her work as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, the 32-year-old spends her spare time creating art and music. Photographs of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes line her social media page. Music comes as naturally…
24
May
17
Fresh ingredients is this chef’s secret to success
Kevin Adams loves French cooking. Born in Quebec, Kevin’s love of French food was on full display at a Parisian gala at Helen Henderson Care Centre last April. As a chef at the home for almost two years, Kevin enjoyed planning and preparing the menu for the annual volunteer appreciation event. Using the world’s best cheese and freshest ingredients, the talented cook earned the praise of guests who said the food was spectacular. “I love it,” the 55-year-old father of three says with a smile about his work at the…
24
Apr
17
Mending lobster traps kept this senior busy in childhood
Margaret Kidson grew-up with the Atlantic Ocean as her playground. Smiling from the memory of her childhood, she talks with the soft-spoken humour and kindness of an east coast Canadian. “Growing-up, I lived in a little fishing village on the east coast of Halifax,” says Margaret from Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she is enjoying the golden years of her life. “It was very picturesque, but cold in the wintertime.” A resident of the lodge for approximately one-year, Margaret is a popular resident in the home. Blessed with thick wavy…
21
Apr
17
At the end of the day, she’s just getting started
Tammy Abreu is a night owl. Talking from her home in Kingston on an early spring morning, the 34-year-old smiles brightly when asked about her work as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “I love it,” she says about her job to provide assisted living to seniors. “It works better for me,” she explains about her preference to work the night-shift. “I’m a night owl.” Raised in Odessa, Tammy has worked at the home for the past 12 years. She finds pleasure in making people happy. “I love…
18
Jan
17
PSW recognized for work contributions
Lisa Inglis radiates happiness. Dressed in a nursing shirt covered with purple butterflies, the Personal Support Worker smiles often while talking about her life and work. “I love it,” she says quickly when asked about her job caring for seniors at Helen Henderson Care Centre, a retirement and long-term care home in the heart of Amherstview. “When I started here, I had two jobs. I chose this place over the other one. “I believe we work well as a team here,” Lisa explains about her decision. “I love the residents.…
17
Oct
16
Message of appreciation
Dear Donna and all the fabulous ladies in the Activation Department, Audrey Tordoff flourished in the last two and a half years of her life, while a resident of Helen Henderson. Part of this blossoming was the nursing care she received, but most of it was a direct result of the work that activation does. You gave her the opportunity to try new experiences, continue old interests in new ways better suited to her abilities, meet new friends, stay mentally sharp and fill her time constructively. We will always be…
29
Sep
16
Amherstview woman recognized for workplace excellence
Lisa Neabel knows no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Sitting in her workplace on a late September morning, the petite blond smiles brightly when talking about her duties as a Housekeeping Aide. Married with children, Lisa has been performing acts of kindness at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview for 13 years. “I love it, I always have,” she says about her job. “I love the residents and their family members.” Known for her hard work and caring attitude, Lisa was named the home’s Employee…
25
Jul
16
The power of a warm heart, gentle smile and helping hand
Becky Peattie is the reason you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Underneath a strong and confident exterior is a warm heart, gentle smile and helping hand. “When I see someone struggle, I try to help out,” the 35-year-old woman says with a shrug. “When there is a crisis, it’s important that we come together.” These words of wisdom are Becky’s moral compass, an invisible force directing her thoughts and deeds. They may have even been the force behind her career choice, an area of her life where she…