Centennial Place Celebrates 20 Years

AON began as a family-owned land development and property management firm owned by the Smith family, and by 1975 was one of the largest of its kind in the region. Ross Smith, son of the company founders, anticipating the impact of demographic shifts, sought to expand into the senior housing… Continue reading

Local Flower Shop Provides Flowers For Seniors

It began during the first year of COVID, when family and friends were not allowed into seniors’ residences such as Centennial Place to prevent the spread of the virus.  Weeks turned to months, and Louise Bedford, owner/operator of The Valley Shoppe in Millbrook, was approached to deliver flowers to residents… Continue reading

Long-Term Care Funding Increase to Boost Staffing Levels and Hours of Direct Care

Last month, two local long-term care homes were among those across the province to receive funding to increase staffing levels to increase the hours of direct care for residents. Of the $4,199,774 distributed in our riding, $242,225 is earmarked for Springdale County Manor of Fraserville, rising to an annual increase… Continue reading

Local Vaccine Rollout Ramps Up

June is smiling as she and her neighbours at Centennial Place have all been vaccinated.  The province continues to deliver vaccines to high risk residents across the province in Phase 1 of its rollout during the initial period of limited vaccine supply.  At the moment, vaccines are being administered to… Continue reading

Centennial Place Vaccine Administration to Start this Week

In mid-January, positive COVID tests in an asymptomatic resident and a staff member with mild symptoms forced the long-term care home into a Breakout designation. After further testing of all residents and staff, it was determined that the resident test was a false-positive results with the same likely true for… Continue reading

North Cavan Students Spread Some Holiday Cheer

It’s been a different school experience this year, with many of the “fun” seasonal events impossible, including seasonal concerts and the carolling event that took senior students to three local seniors’ homes to entertain with songs, greeting cards and stories.  For the past nine years, North Cavan teachers Kevin Woollacott… Continue reading

KMs for Care 2020 Winners

Kms for Care 2020 – Top Team – Congratulations to the “Havelock Hunnies”! All the pledges are counted.  By $100, the Havelock Hunnies earned the top team pledge earners in the recent Kms for Care, raising $3,180 to support programs in Havelock. Stayed tuned: we will announce the top 3… Continue reading

Centennial Place Approved to Pursue World Class Designation

Eligibility is very limited. Director of Care Tracey Roy prepared the 10 page application and will lead the project. The organization will focus on incorporating evidence-based nursing practices designed to improve patient care and satisfaction. In exchange for the additional scrutiny, managerial effort and administrative burden required through this certification,… Continue reading