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Activation is based on a philosophy for the promotion, enhancement and maintenance of the social, emotional, psychological and physical needs of the older adult living in a Long Term Care Facility.

Our responsibility in the Activation Department is to support the goals of each individual in achieving the quality of life he or she aspires to. We identify their key quality of life issues and then use the best knowledge and skills available to address those issues. We believe that every individual is unique and best understood from a holistic perspective, taking in consideration the individual's physical, mental, sociocultural and spiritual self.

We must offer a diversified activity program geared to our Residents' needs, abilities and cognitive levels. Our activity program meets the needs of not only the alert Resident, but the senile, the confused, the Alzheimer's victim and the depressed.

Long Term Care residents playing bingo

Daily Programs

The Activation Department is open daily with evening and weekend programs also available. Some daily activities include bingo, crafts, group games, individual games, friendly visiting, baking and cooking classes, exercise classes, beauty parlour, movie days, laundry folding, birthday parties, fruit sensation day, spa day and news group.

Long Term Care residents outside


The Activation Department takes the Residents on outings throughout the year to local restaurants, coffee shops and shopping stores.

Religious Services

Religious services are available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Denominations include Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, United and Bible Chapel.

Intergenerational Program

The Activation Department also offers an intergenerational program for our Long Term Care Residents. Children from local schools and day cares join our Residents for singing, games, crafts, story reading and friendly visiting.

Long Term Care pet therapy horse

Pet Therapy Program

A pet therapy programs is offered to the Long Term Care Residents and is intended to enhance their overall quality of life. The program is designed to provide interested Residents with an opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of household pets such as dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and horses. If you have a pet that is quiet and calm, with a good temperament and wish to take part in this program please call the Activation Department 705-864-3062. Proof of vaccination is required.

Pet Visitation and Pet Therapy Program Application


The Activation Department holds monthly Residents' Council meetings. This allows Residents to discuss any issues and concerns they may have. The Residents' Council also serves to safeguard the rights of the Residents and to promote an appropriate quality of life within the home. It encourages all Residents to have a voice in their daily lives and to express their concerns as Residents of the home. It gives the Resident an opportunity to be involved in decisions that may affect their care and life in their home. The Residents' Council also helps Residents communicate with one another, with staff and administration in a strong, positive and continuing way.

Family Council meetings will also be offered during the year. The main purpose of a Family Council is to improve the quality of life of Residents and to give families a voice in decisions that affect them and their loved ones in the home. We are presently looking for family members to sit on the Family Council committee. If you are interested, please contact the Activation Department.

Long Term Care Christmas Bazaar


  • Annual Christmas Bazaar
  • Christmas Lights Tour
  • Christmas Dinner with LTC Residents, Family and Friends
  • Christmas Carolling
  • Intergenerational Programs

Long Term Care resident gardening


  • Planting Flowers and Vegetable Garden
  • Activation Fundraising Bingo
  • Bake Sale
  • Bird Watching

Long Term Care resident on a dock by a lake


  • Annual Seniors' Barbecue
  • Picnics
  • Camp Outings
  • Berry Picking
  • Bear Viewing
  • Chipstand Outings
  • Watermelon Parties and Ice Cream Parlours

Long Term Care vegetable garden


  • Homemade Preserves
  • End of the Season Garden Cleanup
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Thanksgiving Lunch with Resident and Staff

Live entertainment, pub days and tea parties are offered throughout the year and for special events.

Contact Information:

Phone:  (705) 864-3062