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 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.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre honours its Volunteers during National Volunteer Week!
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
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!
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:
Tracy Lessard, Chaplain
Mavia DeNoble, Occupational Therapist
Kandy Pedisic, Clinical Lead
Allanah O’Brien, Life Enrichment Assistant
Amanda McKee, Personal Care Assistant
Sue Lynn Roy, Personal Care Assistant
Karen Redner, Personal Care Assistant
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.