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Summer Falls into Autumn

Fall has definitely arrived as we bid September goodbye and welcome October. The garden moves into the mellow yellows, oranges and browns of autumn. The psw/nursing, massage and social service students from Fleming/Trent return and we delight in their youthful energy.  It won’t be long before we stop complaining about the heat and start cursing…

August

  August was a busy month here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.  We started off with a classic car show, always a hit with our residents.  Trapper Bill Trudeau was featured at a Men’s Club meeting with a variety of Canadian furs to show.  The annual bowling tournament was followed by a Kentucky Fried Chicken…

Where did July Go?

Summer is always fleeting it seems.  What took forever as child flies by in the blink of an eye. We’ve had a lot to celebrate here at St. Joseph’s.  Our accreditation was acknowledged by a big BBQ for staff, residents, family and volunteers. The weather was bright and sunny but not too hot to slave…

A Summer Stroll

This summer is certainly shaping up to be a lot different than last year.  The rains of 2017 brought lush growth and glorious colour to the wild areas as well as feeding the trees and shrubs that were thirsty after the drought of 2016.  It looks like we’re repeating that hot and dry season again…

A look back at June

The ever-changing scenery along our garden path is lush and colourful this year. Two little frogs greet you as you start your walk.  The wild area is full of birdsong and butterflies. As you walk past the road to Fleming College you see swaths of trefoil, black-eyed Susan, purple vetch and ox-eye daisy. The pear…

Volunteer Appreciation and Chickens!

It was a big day on Wednesday June 6th.  We had our annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.  The theme this year was the wild west.  Our auditorium was transformed into a barn complete with hay bales, a horse saddle and hurricane lanterns.  Casual bouquets of daisies graced each table where volunteers enjoyed Kentucky fried chicken served…

St. Joseph’s High Tea for Lt. Gov. of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell

St. Joseph’s at Fleming was a dazzling sight on May 29th as staff transformed the auditorium into a magnificent setting for High Tea.  Lilacs scented the air while guests were served finger sandwiches, tea, coffee, punch and an assortment of decadent sweets. A roving violinist provided the ambient music to set just the right tone….

Plant Sale

It was a lovely day for the annual May plant sale at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.  John Gray had been busy sorting and labelling the pots with a little help from the “green thumb” volunteers.  The sale raised $512.05 for the Residents Council. It should be a good weekend for traditional Victoria Day planting!