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Olson closes in on supercentenarian status
February 13, 2020
Porcupine Plain’s Cliff Olson is just one year away from holding the somewhat rare designation of supercentenarian.
Resident cat “purr”fect addition to Parkland Place
January 21, 2020
Several failed attempts to redirect a stray away from Parkland Place in Melfort ended up with a rescue that saved a kitten and has liberated residents.
Melfort resident oldest person in province
November 20, 2019
There were more candles than cake as Melfort resident Reita Fennel officially turned 112 years old today and claimed the title of being Saskatchewan’s oldest resident and Canada’s second oldest resident.
Veteran receives Métis Nations’ highest honour
November 12, 2019
Ninety-five year old George McKay, a former resident of Cumberland House, was presented with the Order of the Métis Nation in July in recognition of his service in the Second World War.
Horses therapeutic for long term care residents
October 31, 2019
Long-term care residents in Carrot River and Nipawin recently enjoyed therapeutic interaction with horses.
Art therapy pilot program enriching lives
October 11, 2019
A successful partnership with the Art Gallery of Swift Current for the delivery of art therapy to long term residents in that community has led to expansion of the program to facilities in Herbert, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and Eastend.
Community connections vital in long term care
September 20, 2019
Long term care residents are enjoying active involvement in the community with the help of staff, family, auxiliary, community volunteers and partners.
Residents participate in calendar fundraisers
September 18, 2019
Long term care residents in Porcupine Plain are putting their own unique spin on the pin-up calendar for another year.
Courtyard creates safe, accessible outdoor space
September 04, 2019
Five years after Newmarket Place opened its doors in Tisdale, the long term care home’s central courtyard has been completed.
Remembering Jack’s Smile
May 30, 2019
You wouldn’t think proper dental care would have an effect on creating art, but there was a definite tie between the two for one long-term care resident in Saskatchewan.
SHA comes together to keep patients safe during Biggar wildfire
May 02, 2019
It was near midnight on Monday, April 22, when a text message sparking the need for an urgent conference call with SHA staff.
Swift Current home to The Golden Gloves
April 04, 2019
They call themselves The Golden Gloves. Ten long-term care residents have begun strapping on boxing gloves to improve coordination, strength and stability, and have a great time to boot.
Writing group taps into residents’ creative spirit
April 04, 2019
A group of residents at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina have formed a creative writing group.
Variations in a collaboration of kindness
January 17, 2019
On November 22, 2018 residents and staff of Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn were treated to a delightful performance by a local community choir called Variations.
Therapy dogs bring joy to Yorkton long term care residents
January 17, 2019
Deb McInnes and her therapy dogs Zach and Willow have been visiting Yorkton and District Nursing Home every Friday for four years.
Patients encouraged to trade PJs for day clothes
November 29, 2018
If you look good, you feel good. It’s an old adage with some real truth to it, which is why health practitioners all over the world are using it as a technique to help their patients heal.
Whiteboards help communication in Davidson
November 08, 2018
Whiteboards have been installed in all patient and resident rooms at the Davidson Health Centre thanks to a group of dedicated patient advisors.
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