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Extendicare homes hold Summer Menu Tasting event across the country

Posted: 2024-07-02

“It’s very important to maintain a positive experience for residents in the dining room,” says Kay, dietary manager at Extendicare Bayview in Toronto, ON. “One of the ways we can do that is by equipping residents with a variety of choices, so that food can be prepared in a way that makes our residents happy.”

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Medix College and Extendicare join forces to implement Living Classroom program in Northern Ontario

Posted: 2024-06-19

In collaboration with Medix College, this fall, Extendicare’s long-term care homes in Kirkland Lake and Timmins will implement the Living Classroom program, offering students hands-on Personal Support Worker (PSW) education in long-term care home settings.

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Media coverage highlights Extendicare Countryside’s grand opening

Posted: 2024-05-28

Local media outlets, including CTV Northern News and the Sudbury Star, were onsite to capture the joy and excitement as Extendicare Countryside celebrated its grand opening with residents, family members, staff, and government officials.

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Home sweet home at Extendicare Countryside in Sudbury | The official opening ceremony celebration

Posted: 2024-05-28

An exciting new chapter has begun in Sudbury, Ontario where residents, families, team members, and officials recently celebrated the grand opening of Extendicare Countryside, the newest long-term care home in the region.

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Extendicare named to Globe and Mail Women Lead Here List for third consecutive year

Posted: 2024-03-28

For the third consecutive year, Extendicare has been named to the Globe and Mail Women Lead Here list, a recognition of representation of women in leadership roles through this annual benchmark of executive gender diversity in large Canadian corporate organizations.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Empowering and celebrating women from different walks of life | Extendicare West End Villa embraces inclusion

Posted: 2024-03-06

International Women's Day encourages us all to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally.

In 2024, the theme, Inspire Inclusion, emphasizes the importance of inclusion to achieve gender equality. It encourages us to take action by dismantling barriers, challenging stereotypes, and fostering environments where every woman is valued and respected.

In honour of this day, we chatted with three of the many exceptional women who provide care and support to residents at our West End Villa home in Ottawa, ON.

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Timeless tales: Uncover the secrets to long-lasting love in long-term care

Posted: 2024-02-13

What’s the secret to finding a love that stands the test of time?

We recently spoke with three couples living in our long-term care homes to learn about their love stories and the advice they have for others.

Read on for three touching stories that have stolen our hearts.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Black excellence takes centre stage at Extendicare Bay Ridges

Posted: 2024-02-02

February is Black History Month. It is an important time to celebrate and honour the outstanding legacy and rich contributions that Black Canadians have made in our communities across the country.

This year, the Canada-wide theme for Black History Month is, “Black excellence: a heritage to celebrate, a future to build”, which reflects on past and present accomplishments of Black people in Canada as well as embracing new possibilities and creating a brighter future.

Black excellence is taking centre stage at our Bay Ridges home as residents and team members gather to celebrate.

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CTV features Extendicare Rouge Valley

Posted: 2024-01-29

Karen Simpson, Manager of Behavioural Supports and Dementia Care expert at Extendicare, speaks with CTV News about the Behavioural Support Transitional Unit (BSTU) at Extendicare Rouge Valley.