Category: Blog

Settling into Winter

Winter can be a tough go here in Canada but we do our best to beat the cold!  After an activity packed Christmas season it’s nice to adapt to bit of a slower pace as the new year opens.  We kept busy with pet therapy visits,  bowling, birthday parties, the Greenhouse café and all sorts…

Year End Wrap up – Goodbye 2018!

        As 2018 draws to a close we can look back at our Blog postings and experience the highlights of a year of living well at St. Joseph’s at Fleming.  Every year end brings the promise of a fresh start and new experiences.  What 2019  will bring, we can only imagine.  December…

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree!

The Christmas Dance was a magical time with staff and residents kicking up their heels to the well known Christmas time hits of the past. With non other than Santa playing the piano!  Frosty ice-cream bars provided much needed refreshment after dancing up a storm. Dancers gather as “santa” plays the violin then switches to…

The Doors of Christmas!

    December 11 was the deadline the door decorating contest!  Big winners were Matthew Post,  Hender Ellis and Lorraine Baker.    Staff winners were the Pathway Med Room, NP Katharine Shaler and JoAnne Stone.    It was tough to choose from so many excellent displays!                                 

November Highlights

November was another busy month for us at the Home.  We started off with Remembrance Day. (see News articles for more photos)     Snow came all too soon and our everchanging gardens were blanketed in white early in November.  The path was closed, and the gardens put to bed putting us in the holiday spirit to get…

October

October was a busy month here at St. Joseph’s at Fleming .  Fall colour was in full splendor. Our burning bushes blazed a vibrant red and the trees across from the road to Fleming College glowed in various shades of orange and yellow.  Alas our path closed for the season toward the end of this month as…

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…