Helen Henderson News

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

15
May
19
Retirement lodge nurse enjoying banner year
Kim Wakeling is ready to plant roots. A Registered Practical Nurse at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in Amherstview, the brunette appears to be having a great year. She bought a house, plans to get married this November and hopefully honeymoon in Japan. She is also the home’s Employee of the Month for June. “I love it here,” the friendly woman says about the accredited retirement lodge in Amherstview. “I enjoy working with my coworkers. We have a great team. We have fun together. The residents are friendly and fun to…
16
Apr
19
Cook wins accolades for fresh and innovative meals
Shaun Stephenson finds happiness in the kitchen. A cook at Helen Henderson Care Centre for more than two years, the friendly 42-year-old is known for the delicious meals he prepares at the accredited nursing and retirement home. “I like it,” he replies when asked about his job to feed approximately 170 residents. “I like it very much.” Looking relaxed on a warm morning in April 2019, Shaun says the secret of his success is to care about the food. He appears pleasantly surprised to hear he is the home’s Employee…
21
Mar
19
Bath woman recognized for work excellence
Brenda Wilson is living proof, energy and persistence conquer all things. A Personal Support Worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past 33 years, the 62-year-old is powered by passion. “I love anything to do with movement,” says the attractive brunette about her interests such as running, speed-walking and swimming. “I don’t mean to blow my own horn, but I’m very, very fast. I still think I can keep up with anyone half my age. I’m very active.” A respect worker in the long-term care home, Brenda is the…
11
Feb
19
Kitchen worker celebrated at nursing home
A popular nursing home in the Kingston area is celebrating the good work of a kitchen worker. A Dietary Aide at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past three years, Renee Kish smiles brightly when told she is the Employee of the Month for March. “What a pleasant surprise,” says the 52-year-old woman. “I love the staff and the residents here; the entire building, really,” she says kindly. “It’s very special here.” Speaking from the Patio Dining Room on a February afternoon, Renee admits she is proud of her work…
23
Jan
19
Napanee woman recognized for workplace excellence
Tracey Taylor has spent much of her life caring for others. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past five-years, the 50-year-old mother of three smiles when informed she has won a workplace award for her care and compassion. Nominated and chosen by staff, Tracey is the home’s Staff Spotlight for February. “I love working here,” says Tracey kindly. “I love the residents. I love the people I work with.” Asked what she enjoys about the job, Tracey admits, “I…
24
Dec
18
Young PSW recognized for good work
A Personal Support Worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre is starting off the New Year on the right foot. Katie Castellan, a staff member of the long-term care home for almost two years, is the home’s first Staff Spotlight of 2019. Only 26 years old, the Kingston woman smiles brightly when informed of the recognition. “I love my job,” she says with a grin. “I did my first placement here right out of school. I love this job because I never had grandparents, and this allows me to enjoy the…
27
Nov
18
Amherstview nurse knows the price of greatness is responsibility
Laurie Leckie has had an unconventional life. Raised but two loving grandparents in Sarnia, she, in turn, helped raise her three sisters and brother. When she was old enough to enter the workforce, she became a Residential Aide and retrained as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked since 2008, the 47-year-old is a role model for determination and responsibility. Wearing scrubs on a wet November morning, Laurie smiles brightly when talking about a recent weather-related car accident that almost made her…
24
Oct
18
Home to host Christmas Family Fun Day
Enjoy a visit with Santa at Helen Henderson Care Centre's annual Christmas Family Fun Day on Saturday, Dec. 2. To be held from 2 to 4 pm, this event inlcudes great food, live music and family-friendly activities. For details, please call Donna Joudoin in the Activation Department at 613-384-4585 ext. 224.  
22
Oct
18
Trick or treaters invited to Halloween at Helen Henderson Care Centre
Watch for a lot of HOCUS POCUS at Helen Henderson Care Centre this month as we prepare for one of our favourite holidays of the year, Halloween. Trick or treaters are invited to join us in the lodge lounge (beginning at 6:30 pm) on Oct. 31 for refreshments and fun! For details, call 613-384-4585 ext. 224.
19
Oct
18
Friendly PSW named Employee of the Month
A personal support worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre has been recognized by her coworkers for work excellence. Colleen Bencze, 41, is the home’s Employee of the Month for November. “Colleen is an amazing personal support worker (PSW) who quietly goes about providing tender compassionate care to the residents of this home,” says Sue Reynolds, Director of Care. “Colleen’s peers, residents and families praise her care and the calm, kind way she has with the residents. We are very fortunate to have found such an amazing PSW to be part…