Carveth News

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

16
Nov
18
Personal Support Worker wins award for helping others
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. Angela Ballantyne knows this well. A Personal Support Worker at Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque, Angela has been lifting people up since she started working at the long-term care home almost 18 years ago. “I love my job,” she says with a smile in November 2018. “I’ve been doing it for 18 years. If I didn’t love it, there’s something wrong.” Dressed in scrubs, the 53-old-year Kingston woman was recently honoured by residents and staff…
29
Oct
18
Worker embraces selflessness, the greatest gift of mankind
Cathy Webster has few desires. At 60, she has spent most of her life manifesting plainness and embracing simplicity. Her modesty and humbleness is refreshing and inspiring. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for the past 29 years providing health care to vulnerable residents, Cathy has spent her entire adult life helping others. “Good friends and family are the most essential things in life,” she says kindly about her values and priorities. Dressed in scrubs on a late Saturday morning in October 2018, Cathy has loved and…
25
Oct
18
Home to host Christmas Family Fun Day
Enjoy a visit with Santa at Carveth Care Centre's annual Christmas Family Fun Day on Dec. 15. To be held from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, this event inlcudes great food, live music and family-friendly activities. For details, please call Shannon Buell in the Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.
22
Oct
18
Trick or treaters invited to Halloween at Carveth Care Centre
We host a lot of fun activities & events and one of the best is Halloween. This year, we're featuring an inflatable funhouse. Please join us with your little ghost or goblin from 5-8 pm on Oct. 31 in the Carveth Multipurpose Room for treats and fun. For details, call 613-382-4752 ext. 107.
19
Oct
18
Favourite Recipe Contest
Our Food Service Nutrition Manager, Theresa Running, is always looking for DELICIOUS meals to serve our residents. As such, she's created the Carveth Care Centre Favourite Recipe Contest. Please consider sending Theresa your favourite recipes and we'll add the best ones to our menu. We'll also publish them in our January Newsletter. To participate, just email your recipes by Dec. 1 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
28
Sep
18
PSW recognized for outstanding work at nursing home
A 25-year-old Personal Support Worker from Gananoque has won a prestigious award by the town’s nursing home. Manny Belsham is the Employee of the Month for October at Carveth Care Centre, an accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home owned and operated by the Gibson family. “I’m a bit shocked. I didn’t expect it,” says the friendly man about the award. A staff member at the home for the past seven years, Manny was selected by residents and staff. “Manny is always smiling,” says Tanya Evaristo, co-worker. “He will lend…
23
Aug
18
Mallorytown woman wins workplace award
Tanya Evaristo isn’t the type of person who cries when something is over, rather, she smiles because it happened. Tanya, 25, beams brightly when told she is the Employee of the Month for September at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) for the past three years. “I love it here,” says the petite brunette when asked about her job assisting 104 residents in long-term care. “I like learning about the residents.” Typically found on one of the bath teams, Tanya does her best…
17
Jul
18
Home to host fall open house
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 Sunday, Sept. 23 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…
17
Jul
18
Turtle lover is at ease in her own shell
Amy Eaton has a lot in common with sea turtles. She swims with the current, navigates well and stays calm under pressure. “I love turtles,” exclaims the 35-year-old with a smile in the summer of 2018. “I have rescued two sea turtles in the past.” Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) for 10 years, Amy talks about turtles the same way she talks about her work to help residents in long-term care: with care and compassion. “I do things for residents…
21
Jun
18
People who are quiet may be dancing in daydreams or carrying the weight of the world
Erica Merkley knows quiet people have the loudest minds. Speaking from Carveth Care Center where she has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for the past 14 years, Erica notes softly, “I’m pretty quiet. I keep to myself at home. Home is where my heart is.” A resident of Lyndhurst, Erica is the Carveth Care Centre Employee of the Month for July. Her duties include administering medication and providing medical attention to people in long-term care. “I’ve known Erica my entire life,” says Brett Gibson, Administrator. “It is a pleasure…