Flying Fortress Week Touched Centennial Place Residents

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Flying Fortress Week touched Centennial Place residents as they visited the airport last month for a tour of the World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber named Sentimental Journey. Among the visitors was Wilf Smith, who flew 39 operational bombing missions over Germany as a wireless air-gunner in a Lancaster … Continue reading

Easter Eggstravaganza!

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The storm that arrived on Good Friday had organizers worrying about the practicalities of an Easter egg hunt in snowbanks, but by Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining and the ground had dried up enough to allow the event to proceed with a large, eager crowd. This year the local … Continue reading

March Masquerade Celebrates Community

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The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s March Masquerade, held March 25 in Millbrook’s Royal Canadian Legion Hall was all it aspired to be: a glittering gala, a visual spectacle, an evening of laughter and fun, and a very successful fundraiser. The hall was transformed into a Mardi Gras-inspired ballroom through … Continue reading

March Masquerade Celebrates Community

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The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society’s March Masquerade, held March 25 in Millbrook’s Royal Canadian Legion Hall was all it aspired to be: a glittering gala, a visual spectacle, an evening of laughter and fun, and a very successful fundraiser. The hall was transformed into a Mardi Gras-inspired ballroom through … Continue reading

Free Tax Clinic on March 24

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Cathy Meehan, pictured here, the Office Manager at Centennial Place, is inviting residents to meet with a group of volunteers who prepare tax returns for free. Your return needs to be simple with an income under $40,000 to be eligible for this free service. These volunteers are associated with Revenue … Continue reading

Our Community Care

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Community Care Peterborough provides a variety of essential services to seniors and adults with physical challenges, empowering them to live at home. The organization offers a wide range of non-medical supports including meals and transportation, in-home services, transition home after hospital stays as well as social and wellness activities.  Clients … Continue reading

Centennial Place Welcomes a New Kind of Resident

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  A few weeks ago, Centennial Place introduced six new “residents” to their community. The four cats and two dogs are called Companion pets, and came not from a breeder but from the Hasbro toy manufacturer. Much to the delight of the residents, these “pets” look and feel like real … Continue reading

Historical Society Celebrates Bi-Centennial of John Deyell’s Arrival

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Guest speaker George Parker captivated a full house at the October 27 gathering of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society with his presentation on how Cavan Township and the surrounding area was originally surveyed in the early 19th century. He illustrated his talk with a number of maps, charts and … Continue reading

Music and Movement Returns to Centennial Place

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Toddlers, parents and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on October 17th for the opening of the 3rd year of this popular intergenerational outreach program operated by the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. The program is delivered by enthusiastic volunteers: retired school teacher Nancy Robinson and Lee … Continue reading

Centennial Place Hosts Video Outlining WWII Wartime Service of Resident Wilf Smith

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Last week, a different kind of movie was shown at the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place. Residents, staff, friends and family were gathered to watch a 45-minute documentary outlining the experiences of Royal Canadian Air Force member Wilf Smith during his service as a bomber pilot in World War II. … Continue reading

Centennial Celebrates Nursing Education by Welcoming Local Students

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Centennial Place is cultivating relationships between the young and old with their student programs that set the bar for practical education as high as clinical rotations, or placements, in hospitals. Tracey Roy, Director of Care at our local long-term care facility, says historically long-term care has suffered because it is … Continue reading

The Wartime Service of Centennial Resident Wilf Smith

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Karen Graham Travelling through the halls of Centennial Place, it’s sometimes difficult to image the lives led by their residents. This fall, Wilf and Georgina Smith moved into the home, and theirs is a very interesting story. During the last two years of WWII, Wilf was with the Royal Canadian … Continue reading

Centennial Place Residents celebrating over 100 years of life!

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Cara Tetroe “Just be happy and sing!” This is 103 year old Carroll Davidson’s secret to longevity. Carroll was one of seven special residents celebrating a century of life, last Thursday, January 21st at Centennial Place in Millbrook.   Photos: Karen Graham. Centennial Place residents Frances Caird, Caroll Davidson and Donald … Continue reading