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March 2017

March 5
Hogarth construction project expected to be complete in March
A construction project aimed at providing a link between Hogarth Riverview Manor and the Sister Leila Greco residence is nearing completion. The heated passageway is expected to open by the end of March.

March 4
Noble Home praised in accreditation report
Brantford and Brant councillors are welcoming an accreditation report that gives the John Noble Home high praise for its operations.

March 3
Hogarth Riverview Manor gets ready to re-open original wing
After three months of delays, St. Joseph's Care Group is getting ready to re-open the original wing of the Hogarth Riverview Manor seniors home.


February 2017

February 22
Villa resident hopes to establish MDHS scholarship in name of Charles Ritz
His name may be familiar to most residents of Mitchell, but when you ask people about the accomplishments of Charles Ritz, other than his establishment of the Ritz Lutheran Villa, often times the only response you'll get will be a blank stare.

February 16
Arnprior nursing home to shut down without citizen involvement
Eric Hanna did not mince words at a recent breakfast meeting with business leaders: without citizen engagement, Arnprior’s nursing home will close within the next decade.


January 2017

January 31
Cassellholme honours Dr. Frank Armstrong, a retired resident doctor who is now a resident
Dr. Frank Armstrong sat in his wheelchair Monday gently holding his wife’s hand.

January 30
Gloria Thompson’s legacy lives on at Winchester's Dundas Manor
The late Gloria Thompson would be proud of her daughter’s efforts to improve the quality of life for Dundas Manor residents.

January 29
Cassellholme tackles assisted dying
Cassellholme is working to establish a policy that will set out how medically assisted deaths will be performed at the nursing home.

January 19
Mayor says Au Chateau needs more money and employees
West Nipissing Now, January 19, 2017
West Nipissing Mayor Joanne Savage says the municipality will keep lobbying the province for more money to increase staff and re-develop the Au Chateau senior`s home. 

Fairhaven long term care home in Peterborough to get funding boost soon
A municipally owned long term care home that has been struggling financially can soon expect more money from the provincial government, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal says.

January 18
Fairmount Home to offer unique program for residents in honour of sesquicentennial
With 2017 marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Fairmount Home residents will have an interesting and exciting way to celebrate, thanks to a new program and grant from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area.

January 16
More nursing care eyed for John Noble Home
Brantford and Brant County councillors are not hesitating to scoop up a windfall from a provincial government long term care program to hire more people in nursing care at John Noble Home.

January 13
Algonquin College, Perley Rideau partner to create off-campus classroom
Starting in May, upwards of two dozen Algonquin College personal support worker students will get the chance to take their learning to a new level.