What's Happening at St. Joseph's

May but it seemed like March!

We were hoping for spring blossoms and warm breezes but the weather refused to cooperate. Heavy rains and March like temperatures kept us shivering and the May flowers underground.  As I write this in the first week of June I see what might be summer-like days for the weekend.  We’ll see. Click on photo to…

April Wrap-Up

It seems spring will never arrive.  The grounds look like November only soggy.  As we await the first buds of spring we can still notice subtle changes.  The pond is full, the goldfish are swimming and the first bloom nourishes a hungry bee!  Don’t forget how valuable the dandelions are for the emerging bee population….

March

    March was busy and went by almost as fast as February.  It started with snow and ended with snow.  A real April fool’s dump of wet white packing snow.  A welcome and pretty sight in November but not so pleasant now!  We’re waiting for that first gloriously warm spring day when we can go…

February

    February might be short but it delivered some powerful weather!  Snow storms, ice storms, wind storms. Some days  we thought spring might be just around the corner with mild temperatures and sunny skies only to find those temperatures plummeting and ice underfoot the next day.  Along with the regular activities such as sing…

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!