News

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

08
Jun
21
Recreation Department shuffles and adds new talent
Kourtnie Farrell is a young woman with a bright future. Speaking from her workplace in early June 2021, Kourtnie is happy to talk about her budding career in the Recreation Department at Helen Henderson Care Centre, a family-owned retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview. “I started working at the home in April 2020 as a temporary Universal Worker to help the home get through the COVID-19 pandemic,” the 22 year-old says happily. “I really enjoy working with the residents and chatting with them. Shortly after I started working…
28
May
21
LTC worker retires from labour of love
Annette Warren’s job for the past 15 years has been to assist residents at a long-term care home in Amherstview. As soon as she started her job, it was a labour of love. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview, the 71-year-old reflects on her career as a Recreation Professional and her impending retirement on June 15. “It’s hard to leave, but it’s time to retire,” she says from the accredited home in late May 2021. “I’m really going to miss the residents. I love my job. I honestly…
19
Feb
21
Enterprise nurse dedicated to helping others
A Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre finds passion and purpose in helping others. Speaking from the accredited home in mid-February, Ashley Manlow of Enterprise smiles when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for March 2021. “I’m shocked, surprised and grateful,” says the 36-year-old who has worked at the long-term care home for almost eight months. “I’ve had different experiences through my career. This is the first time I’ve been a front-line health care worker since 2012.” Asked how she likes her job caring for the…
01
Feb
21
Talent Contest
Have a hidden talent you'd like to share? Helen Henderson Care Centre is hosting its first annual Oscars Talent Contest. Send us a video of your talent by Feb. 24 and we'll pick a winner (and award prizes) to: Overall Best, Most Creative and Most Humorous. Please include your name and phone number in your email. Videos can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
01
Feb
21
Young Dietary Aide recognized for good work
A 23-year-old Kingston woman has won her first workplace award. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview where she was worked for the past seven months, Victoria Dorego cries tears of happiness when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for February 2021. “That’s really nice, thank-you,” she replies when informed of her award. “I’m overwhelmed. It’s really sweet.” A graduate of the Nutrition and Food Program at Ryerson University, Victoria joined the long-term care home as a temporary worker during the early stages of the COVID-19…
04
Jan
21
Housekeeper wins workplace award for kindness and compassion
A local housekeeper has been recognized by her workplace for her kindness and compassion. The loving mother smiles brightly when informed she is the Employee of the Month at Helen Henderson Care Centre for January 2021. She calls the award a pleasant surprise. “I love helping people,” says Carrie-Lynn French. “I like to take the time to make people feel special. A lot of the residents aren’t getting the love they are used to because of the pandemic. I am glad I can make them smile.” Asked to describe herself, she…
26
Oct
20
Amherstview woman considers workplace her extended family
Angela Ryder knows time spent with family is worth every second. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she works as a Personal Support Worker, Angela sees her work as a labour-of-love and her co-workers as family. “I love my job,” says the 57-year-old from the long-term care home in Amherstview. “I feel it is extremely rewarding because, as a lot of girls here know, I lost my parents really young. They were only 57 and 60. I consider the people I work with, and residents I care for, my…
15
Oct
20
Home launches recipe contest
Our cooks would love a few new recipes to share in our home. If you have a favourite recipe, please send it our way and we'll do a taste test with our residents. Thanks!    
28
Sep
20
Kitchen worker retires from Amherstview nursing home after 32 years
A popular long-term care home in Amherestview is saying goodbye to a veteran staff member. Iva House retired from Helen Henderson Care Centre in early September after 32 years as a Dietary Aide. “Iva will be missed by the staff and by the residents,” says Julie Metcalfe, Food Service Nutrition Manager. “She was a loyal employee for many years and took pride in her job every day. She cared deeply for the residents and took great care in ensuring she did her best to make them happy.” Iva may be best…
25
Aug
20
Cancer survivor has reason to celebrate this September
Brad Haffie can empathize with the people in his care. As a personal support worker (PSW) in a long-term care home in Amherstview, Brad received critical medical care when he was diagnosed with Leukemia at four years old. By the time he turned five, that medical care had put his disease into remission. More than 38 years later, Brad reflects on that pivotal moment in his life which steered him towards a career in health care. “I feel things happen for a reason,” he says kindly about the lifesaving treatment…