Helen Henderson News

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

04
Jun
18
Spring Fling
Loyalist Township firefighters will be at our Spring Fling on June 23 to run a charity CAR WASH. Please join us from 9 am to 1 pm for a BBQ, YARD SALE and FUN. Proceeds from this event in support of seniors at Helen Henderson Care Centre. For details (or to make a donation to our YARD SALE), please call 613-384-4585 ext. 224.
07
May
18
Meet our Assistant Director of Care
Melissa Locke knows excellence is not being the best; it’s doing your best. “I like to know at the end of the day that I have done my best to perform my work,” says the registered nurse when asked about the source of her professional happiness. “I like to take the time to talk with people and make them smile.” The Assistant Director of Care at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past five years, Melissa is passionate about the health and wellbeing of others. Her work involves quality improvement,…
27
Apr
18
This award winning nurse prefers the personal side of health care
It is a well-known fact that a worried nurse does better research than the FBI. “I find my job has many roles,” admits Dana Bowerman, a registered practical nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “One of my favourites is being a detective. I love the feeling I get when I figure-out how to help someone. It could be something that I figure-out and put in place myself, or something with a physician’s assistance. It’s a great feeling to solve a medical problem.” A nurse at the popular long-term care home…
25
Apr
18
Office Manager lightens the burdens of others
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Working in the main office of Helen Henderson Care Centre is Rhonda Carroll-MacDonald, a helpful someone who constantly lightens the burden of others. “I try to be a positive, helpful and energetic person around the home and in the community,” says Rhonda when asked to describe herself. Working in the home’s main office, Rhonda is the person most people meet when they first enter the long-term care home. When she’s not answering the phone,…
28
Mar
18
Amherstview woman puts heart and soul into laundry
Gisele Van Putten works hard to be a good person. Looking through eyes surrounded by laugh lines, Gisele would rather hug than shake hands. She smiles often and talks with enthusiasm around a slight French accent. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked in the Laundry Department for the past 20 years, kindness radiates off her in gentle waves. “I like it. I’m comfortable with it,” she says when asked about her work at the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home. “I’m just happy to be…
23
Feb
18
Young nurse enjoys working with seniors
A young nurse in Amherstview has found professional satisfaction working with seniors. “I like being a part of everyone’s life,” says Jess Scalf, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past six years. “I really like my work.” A graduate of St. Lawrence College, Jess is earning praise from residents and staff at the accredited nursing home. “Jess is a wonderful person and an equally wonderful nurse,” says Melissa Locke, Assistant Director of Care. “She is a conscientious and efficient nurse whose heart…
01
Feb
18
Finding happiness serving others
Emily Jeakins knows the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. A young nurse with an old soul, Emily cares deeply for the residents of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “I love it here,” says the Registered Practical Nurse about her workplace. “I very much enjoy working with the elderly and hearing their stories. A lot of them have lived overseas. I like that kind of stuff.” Only 22 years old, Emily has worked at the accredited retirement lodge in Amherstview for one-year. In…
05
Jan
18
Manager lives and works in harmony with nature
For Jack Staszak, every drop in the ocean counts. Happiest on a mountain, near a seashore or in a quiet forest, his passion for the environment is evident in his work to maintain Helen Henderson Care Centre, an accredited retirement and long-term care home in Amherstivew. “I love my job,” admits the friendly Maintenance Manager. “I was born to fix stuff. I love to be outside working in the gardens and in the home, repairing equipment. I try to maintain the home in a way that preserves the environment. Every…
19
Dec
17
Focus determined her reality
Melissa Burley always knew she wanted to be a nurse. It was a calling she felt early in life, a focus that determined her reality; earning her awards and praise as an adult. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre, a long-term care home in Amherstview where she has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for the past six years, Melissa smiles brightly when told she is the home’s Employee of the Month for January. Dressed in comfortable scrubs, the petite brunette replies quickly when asked about her work. “I love…
04
Dec
17
Rockin' Christmas Party
Slip on your dancing shoes because Helen Henderson Care Centre is going to be swinging and bopping on Dec. 15. Beginning at 2 pm, we're hosting a Rockin' Christmas Party with live entertainment, refreshments and prizes in our beautiful Lodge Lounge. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. We hope to see you there!