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carveth helen henderson seniors healthcare centresThe latest news features for Gibson Family Health Care or Carveth and Helen Henderson Care Centres.

24
Jul
18
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire
James Feeney is burning with a passion that is fireproof. Deputy Chief with Loyalist Township Emergency Services, Feeney is proud of the department he has served for 18 years. “It’s awesome,” says the former Correctional Service of Canada worker. “It is one of the most composite fire departments in Ontario, if not Canada.” Speaking from a fire hall in Amherstview in the summer of 2018, Feeney, 43, is clearly passionate about the vibrant department that extends to Bath, Odessa and Amherst Island. “We get a mixture of calls,” explains the…
09
Jul
18
Long-term care home rated excellent
An official review by Accreditation Canada of a long-term care home in Amherstview is full of good news. “We’re delighted with the recent review by Accreditation Canada,” said Angela Gibson, Assistant Administrator of Helen Henderson Care Centre. Located in Amherstview, the home was inspected by two surveyors June 6 & 7. Helen Henderson Care Centre earned a score of 96 per cent which is close to exemplary. This means it meets or exceeds the provincial standards of long-term care. “You have done exceedingly well,” said Senior Surveyor Linda Hanford. “These…
This fall, find safe and comfortable retirement living at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where residents and staff are friendly, happy and fun. The lodge is fully accredited and offers AFFORDABLE assisted living. Rooms are available now - just call Audrey Young to book a free tour at (613) 384-4585 ext. 233.
03
Jul
18
Home names resident of the year
A local nursing home has chosen its Resident of the Year. Helen Whaley, 85, was presented the award at Carveth Care Centre on June 28. Born in Brockville, the mother of three says she doesn’t know how she won. “I don’t know how that happened,” she says with a modest laugh about winning the coveted title. A resident of the accredited long-term care home since Dec. 1, 2017, Helen lives there with her husband, Tom, who moved to Carveth seven months before her. “My husband was born and raised in…
25
Jun
18
Dreams come true for worker at Carveth Care Centre
Darcy Greenaway is about to embark on the biggest adventure of his life. A highly accomplished 25-year-old, the former Kingston Frontenac and Queen’s Gael is about to embark on a professional hockey career in Europe. It is a dream come true for a man who dreams big. “I’m very excited,” says Darcy during a break from his maintenance work at Carveth Care Centre, an accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque where he has worked for the past five summers. Born and raised in Wilton, a small community…
20
Jun
18
Napanee woman wins workplace award
Holly Emmons enjoys helping others. Taking quietly on a late afternoon in June, the 39-year-old smiles when asked about her work as a Personal Support Worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I love my job. I wouldn’t be here that long if I didn’t,” she says kindly, referencing the role she has held for the past 13 years. A loving mother of a 10-year-old daughter, Holly admits she cares deeply for her coworkers and the residents she assists at the long-term care home located in the heart of Amherstview. “I…
08
Jun
18
What’s meant to be will always find its way
Gerald and Jean Walker were meant to be together. Sitting close as the rain falls gently outside the window behind them on a late spring afternoon in 2018, the two finish each other’s sentences and laugh at each other’s jokes. It is familiar routine for the two 92-year-olds after almost 72 years of marriage. “We were born on the same day in Montreal,” says Jean affectionately about their shared birthday of June 15. “We met in elementary school around 10 years old.” Petite with luminescent eyes, Jean talks about the…
30
May
18
Amherstview woman enjoys second career helping others
Lucia Castillo is having a first-rate time in a second career. Born and raised in the Philippines, Lucia was a civil engineer for 33 years before moving to Canada in 2008. Shortly after her arrival, she put her people skills to use as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. It is a job she has enjoyed for almost nine years. “I like it. This is my second career,” says the friendly 63-year-old from the lodge dining room in late May. “I like helping the residents here. I look…
24
May
18
Home enjoys a taste of the Maritimes
When Dan Chaisson left Nova Scotia for Ontario, he probably didn’t know he would create a sensation when he arrived in Kingston. Shortly after touching down in the Limestone City, Dan cooked late into the night as his sister, Annette Warren, watched with a smile. The next day, the duo served an authentic East Coast dinner to the delight of guests of Helen Henderson Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview, a charming community in the greater Kingston area. Sitting in the dining room a few…
17
May
18
This leader knows the way, goes the way, shows the way
For Sue Reynolds, problems are only opportunities in work clothes. As the Director of Care (DOC) of the only long-term care home in Amherstview, Sue spends a lot of time managing people and their problems. Talking in a soft tone and a clear voice, most residents and staff respond with a smile when Sue answers questions and provides direction. Unaware of her unique ability to engage cooperation almost effortlessly, the DOC’s easy nature and common sense are felt throughout Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I like interacting with the residents and…