What's Happening at St. Joseph's

Two of our own intrepid PSW’s!

Brandy Wannamaker and Devon Leahy take the plunge for the Peterborough Humane Society and Suicide Awareness during the Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield (BEL) Rotary Club’s 39th annual Polar Plunge with the theme Hockey Plunge in Canada on Sunday February 3, 2019 in Ennismore, Ont. Over the past 38 years in excess of $680,000 has been raised for charities…

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…

Our Own Connie Swinton!

Bill Young attends the book launch of author Connie Swinton’s memoirs: From Tofield To The Top of The World – A 95- year old Peterborough resident and Order of Canada , her life story, on Friday January 18, 2019 held at Hospice Peterborough in Peterborough, Ont. Connie was present doing some readings from the book…

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…

Remembering our veterans at St. Joseph’s at Fleming

The annual Remembrance Day Celebration was held at St. Joseph’s at Fleming on Thursday. The ceremony included Cadets 2817 RCACC, Peterborough police officers and firefighters. Lt.-Col. Ken Armstrong was the guest speaker. Residents and visitors also recognized the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day which marked the end of the First World War. Nov 08, 2018…

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…