Category: Health Care

Welcome Kits and Comfort Baskets

Every year Loch Lomond Villa submits a ‘wish list’ to Loch Lomond Villa Foundation for additional funding over and above their annual operations budget from the provincial government. These funds are used towards funding programing, purchasing new equipment and supplies. The Foundation Board of Directors has approved more than $70,000 in funding for Loch Lomond […]

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Give the Miracle of Music

If you could have one moment back with a cherished loved one, how much would it be worth to you? For families of those living with diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, one moment of connection with their loved is one worth more than many of us can imagine. At Loch Lomond Villa Foundation, we’re doing […]

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Cuddle Therapy – One Family’s Journey to find Comfort

Cuddle Doll Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that launched at Loch Lomond Villa in September 2016, thanks to one women’s determination to make a difference in the lives of those living with dementia. Wanda’s parents, Arnie and Rita, are residents of Loch Lomond Village. They have been married for sixty-five years. In this time together […]

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Because you care, a Trishaw Story.

When you donate, it has an amazing impact on the lives of our friends, family and neighbors who rely on Loch Lomond Villa. Meet a resident, family member, volunteer and staff who have benefited from your generosity.

It was one of those spring days that we cross our fingers for all winter long. When the sun breaks free from its prison of fog and shines down on every inch of the city. Heidi Hooten-Garland decided to take full advantage of Mother Nature’s lenience and take her mother, a resident of Loch Lomond Villa, out on the Cycling without Age trishaw. It was a gamble – she didn’t know if her mother would be willing, or how it’d work, or if it’d make her too anxious. These days, there was a laundry list of stressors in Maxine’s life; from being in Heidi’s home to long walks outdoors to car rides. She was at war with her dementia, fighting every day to remain herself. She was an active woman in her past; she enjoyed biking in rain or snow, but as she grew older, this was an activity that she had to forgo. Cycling without Age was able to bring that back to her.

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Kay Growing Up in the 1920’s

Kay Growing up in the 1920’s – A life story by Molly McGovern

For the past seven years Kay Best has been a resident at Loch Lomond Villa. In these years Kay has grown to become a part of our family. As part of Loch Lomond Villa’s mission to be a community dedicated to breaking barriers in long term care we have the Senior’s Dream Program. This program is dedicated to fulfilling life long dreams of our residents and showing the greater Saint John community that age really is just a number. Kay Best was one resident who had her dream fulfilled which was to have a portrait commissioned highlighting five generations of women in her family.

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Phil and Margaret

Phil and Margaret became part of the Loch Lomond Villa family in 2007, after Margaret fell victim to Alzheimer’s disease and her condition progressed to the point where a care home was necessary. They were welcomed with open arms by the dedicated staff and friendly residents and soon enough, the Villa became their home. Phil would visit Marg every day for lunch and walks through the building, enjoying everything that the Villa has to offer. Marg took part in the iPod music therapy program, took every chance to get out on the WhisperGlide swing and took in the sights as she walked through the glassed-in atrium multiple times a day. Phil saw the standard of care that the Villa offered his wife and witnessed her appreciation and happiness first-hand. He chose Loch Lomond Villa as his wife’s new home for the quality of care that we pride ourselves on, but once he’d experienced it himself, he was blown away at how the staff and residents go above and   beyond our philosophy.

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