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August 21, 2020

Gary Colombe: A passion for cooking and helping seniors

Gary Colombe’s career did not begin in health care, but he considers himself lucky that his institutional cooking experience led him to work at the Grove Nursing Home. After retiring from 30 years as a cook with the Canadian Armed Forces, Gary eventually found himself relocating from Newfoundland to the […]
August 21, 2020

The Grove redevelopment project marks completion of last major structural work one year from opening

August 21, 2020 – Arnprior Regional Health, along with Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and John Yakabuski, MPP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, celebrated the milestone of the final major section of concrete being poured – the last significant structural work for the new Grove Nursing Home. “The final structural section being […]
August 27, 2020

Local seniors happy to return to Seniors Active Living Centre and Men’s Shed with new safety precautions

Ron Hanniman felt like a kid waiting to go to the candy shop leading up to the Men’s Shed official reopening after its COVID-19 closure. “I was counting down the hours to get back,” said Ron, who has been a Men’s Shed member since February 2020. “I started at the […]
August 31, 2020

Cheryl Bourgeau: Inspired by an unexpected new challenge

Cheryl Bourgeau came to Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) last year excited about a change. Twelve years ago, after an exciting career as an RN in medicine and critical care, she made a swerve to focus on occupational health and safety. “I’m really happy with the change in the work environment […]
September 2, 2020

Local rural hospitals collaborate to study transitions in care

September 1, 2020 – ‘Transitions in care’ happen as patients move from one setting to the next. Transitions are times when patients can fall through the cracks and experience setbacks that can result in unnecessary readmissions and complications. A new multi-site evaluation and quality improvement study is hoping to change that. […]
September 3, 2020

Rujuta Kulkarni: Dedicated to person-centred care for a healthier community

Rujuta Kulkarni’s first foray into healthcare was practicing as a dentist for four years before she moved from India to Canada where she enrolled in the Masters of Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Ottawa. “I knew that I always had an inkling toward management rather than working as […]
September 10, 2020

Sarah Martins: Inspired by her patients’ drive to regain a good quality of life

Sarah Martins began her nearly 20-year career as a physiotherapist in her home country, Brazil, before moving to the Ottawa area in 2011. “I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare and physiotherapy seemed right to me,” reflected Sarah. “I had experienced physio as a client – it helped […]
September 11, 2020

The Grove Nursing Home introduces new visiting options for residents and loved ones

September 11, 2020 – The Grove Nursing Home residents and their loved ones now have more ways they can connect in person safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s updated COVID-19 guidance, the Grove has further eased visitor restrictions allowing each resident to have […]
September 24, 2020

Michaela McClymont: A career inspired by her connection to seniors

From a young age, Michaela McClymont knew that no matter what direction her career took she wanted to work with seniors in some capacity. After first completing a Social Services diploma, Michaela ended up earning her Recreation Therapy diploma while she worked part time as a recreation assistant for the Adult […]