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St. Joseph’s Health Centre Celebrates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

(Sudbury) June 15, 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15 – attempts to shine a light on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders around the world.  In June each year, Ontario celebrates seniors and recognizes the contributions they make to our communities.  As part of our senior’s month celebrations St. Joseph’s Health Centre is participating in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing population, and brings together senior citizens, and their caregivers, national and local government, academics, and the private sector to exchange ideas about how best to reduce incidents of violence towards elders, increase reporting of such abuse, and to develop elder friendly policies. Estimates indicate that by 2050, the global population of people above the age of 60 will exceed the number of younger people.

In recognition, staff at each of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Long Term Care Homes, namely, St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa joined together and wore “purple” to encourage attention and support the venue.

Villa St.Gabriel Villa

St. Joseph’s Villa

Villa St. Gabriel Villa Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday!

Media Release – May 2018

Left to right:  Luella Purcell, Carole Poitras, Vermillion Life Enrichment Assistant & Audrey Johnson, daughter of Luella.

Left to right:  Claudette Lacasse, Director of Care, Luella Purcell, resident, & Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator

On the 26th of April, residents, staff and volunteers of Villa St. Gabriel Villa gathered together with the Purcell family to celebrate resident, Luella Purcell’s 100th birthday. The festivities included 100th birthday decorations, cake and beverages, along with live music. Site Administrator, Ray Ingriselli and Director of Care, Claudette Lacasse presented Mrs. Purcell with a certificate of acknowledgment to mark her 100th birthday.  It was a beautiful afternoon and an absolute honour to celebrate this very special milestone with her.

2018-08-24T13:54:01+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre Celebrates Nursing Week 2018

May 7, 2018

From left to right back row:  Linda Masse, RN, Kelly Fleming, RN, Cyndi Cunningham, RPN, Nikki Middleton, RPN, Nancy Johnstone, RPN, Lynne Scarsellone, Director of Care, Lisa Robillard, RPN, and Natalie Szilva, RN.

From left to right front row:  Tracy Burton, RN, Sandra Goupil, RN, Hautaniemi Raili, Retired RN and SJCCC patient, Julie Giguere, RPN, Jacqueline Lefebvre, RPN and Celina Van Druenen, RPN

Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses from St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre kicked-off a week-long celebration in honour of National Nursing Week 2018.  We would like to thank all of our wonderful Nursing Staff at SJCCC.

2018-08-24T13:55:40+00:00 May 9th, 2018|St. Joseph’s CCC News|

St. Joseph’s Health Centre honours its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week!

April 2018National Volunteer Week at SJHC

In honour of National Volunteer Week, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliate sites, St. Joseph’s Villa, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Villa St. Gabriel Villa celebrated their many volunteers at a special event held at the Caruso Club.  This year’s national theme was “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre and its affiliates are value-based organizations that promote service, integrity, dignity and excellence.  Our volunteers demonstrate these values when working with our residents, patients, family members and staff.  Because of their involvement, they allow us to be a more effective workplace and home to many.  Their value is priceless – the richness they bring to our working environment is truly immeasurable.   And for this… we thank them!

Ms. Rayside Balfour donates gardening supplies to Villa St. Gabriel Villa resident

April 2018

Ms. Rayside Balfour donates gardening supplies

From left to right: Mitch Morais, Merilda Godin, Yvonne Brosseau, and Therese Lachance with Chloé Arsenault, Ms. Rayside Balfour.

Chloé Arsenault, Ms. Rayside Balfour, who is competing for Ms. North Ontario, has generously donated gardening supplies to the residents of Villa St. Gabriel Villa for their upcoming planting season. The residents are looking forward to putting the supplies to good use.   Thank you Chloé!

 

2018-08-24T14:00:32+00:00 April 27th, 2018|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Sault Ste. Marie Awards For Excellence

Media Release (April 2018)

 

Festive gatherings of residents, patients, family members and staff award recipients and nominees were held in the month of February and March to mark the annual Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie Awards for Excellence.

The Awards for Excellence were presented to individuals chosen by their peers as examples of their commitment to living out the organization’s values of “Caring Beyond the Moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence.”

This year’s recipients are:

SJHC:

  • Tracy Lessard, Chaplain

SJCCC:

  • Mavia DeNoble, Occupational Therapist
  • Kandy Pedisic, Clinical Lead

SJV:

  • Allanah O’Brien, Life Enrichment Assistant
  • Amanda McKee, Personal Care Assistant
  • Sue Lynn Roy, Personal Care Assistant
  • Karen Redner, Personal Care Assistant

VSGV:

  • Sierra Roberti, Life Enrichment Assistant
  • Carole Poitras, Life Enrichment Assistant
  • Cindy Bertrand, Personal Care Assistant
  • Andrew Conti, Personal Care Assistant

“At St. Joseph’s, we believe that it is important to recognize and celebrate people within our organization who strive to express healing love through care, compassion and concern for each other and the people we serve.  We do this by demonstrating the spirit and charisma of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie who have exemplified these values in the Sudbury community since 1950 through their work of unity and reconciliation”, said Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO / Administrator.

Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients.

Yvonne Brosseau: Ontario Long-Term Care Association’s (OLTCA) Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

(February 2018)

On December 20th a special ceremony was held to recognize Yvonne Brosseau, this years’ award recipient from Villa St. Gabriel Villa for receiving the OLTCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Yvonne has dedicated her life to her family and work in the community.  After making Villa St. Gabriel Villa her home in 2012 Yvonne has continued her role of service becoming very active in Life Enrichment fundraising initiative as well as the horticulture program.  Congratulations Yvonne on this great accomplishment!

Introduced in 1986 by the Ontario Long Term Care Association, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes residents of Association member homes for their noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding contributions to society and/or their long-term care home.  The certificate and award program has evolved and continues to bestow honour, not only on certificate holders and award winners, but also indirectly on member homes and their staff.

2018-02-05T13:31:28+00:00 February 1st, 2018|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|