Resident Max Maynard, who lives at the Windsor Elms Village in the neighbourhood of Meadowview Landing, was visited by Quinn and Reeba — dogs owned by Susan MacLean, a volunteer at the Elms, and employee Pat Miller. These dogs visited the nursing home as part of the recent wellness fair held at the Elms. (Submitted photo)
Windsor Elms Village recently hosted a successful wellness fair plus held community tours at their location in Falmouth. The day marked one of several events planned around celebrating Continuing Care Month.
“The overwhelming support from the community for this event is evidence there is an increased importance within society to enhance the well-being and quality of life for all,” said Sherry Keen, the Windsor Elms CEO, in a press release.
“It is important to fill Continuing Care Month with meaningful and motivational celebrations where everyone connected to the home has an opportunity to honour the dedicated individuals who enrich the lives of our residents. It is also about encouraging people to learn more about the continuing care programs and services available to Nova Scotians,” she added.
The Elms also recently hosted a presentation by Dr. Brian Steeves, one of the Eden mentors for Eastern Canada, when he talked about the Eden philosophy of improving the quality of life for residents and their caregivers. Local physicians, pharmacists and representatives from other homes also attended this presentation, which touched on changing the culture of treating dementia by reducing the administration of drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia.
To top the celebrations off at the nursing home, staff and volunteers were treated to a special service of thanks that was hosted by the residents who live at the Windsor Elms.
“The Elms has a vision to become the best place to live, work and visit and so in honour of Continuing Care Month, I am extending a thank you for the care and support given daily by staff, volunteers, family, friends, and the residents themselves and for joining us on this grand journey,” said Keen.
To learn more about the Windsor Elms Village, visit www.windsorelms.com.