Glen Haven Manor CCAs reflect on career choice

NEW GLASGOW — Continuing care assistant is a career that has become more in demand in recent years. With the population median age and the number of elderly citizens increasing with significance, as well as the needs in long term care changing and evolving, continuing care assistant is a career choice that is both sought...

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River – A special combination of calmness, jubilation and devotion

River possesses a soft yet intense stare with charcoal rimmed milk chocolate eyes that melt the heart and guarantees him more than his fair share of the family room couch. This, however, is far from his only demand. If there happens to be a stray blanket or too many pillows on the couch he sits...

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River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Glen Haven Manor celebrating Continuing Care Month

NEW GLASGOW — Glen Haven Manor is celebrating Continuing Care Month in September. The provincial theme, Continuing Care: Your Home, Our Passion, reflects the commitment of continuing care services to help people to live well in the place they chose to call home. It also reinforces the skills and compassion of the many people who...

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Glen Haven launches new website

NEW GLASGOW — Glen Haven Manor has launched a new generation website which has been built and designed by a locally owned multi-media company, RavenMedia. RavenMedia, owned by Jon Visser, worked closely with the Glen Haven team led by Donna MacLane, Community, Relationships & Engagement; Kimberly Dickson, Communications & Media Relations; and Janice Jordan, Employee...

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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Therapy dogs bring ray of sunshine to seniors home

NEW GLASGOW — Many residents at Glen Haven Manor are guaranteed to experience a bright ray of sunshine every Tuesday with visits from either Gracie or Murphy — two therapy dogs that are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program — and their owners Mitch Gammon and Sue Muir. Residents beam and large...

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Spirited, spunky and loving – River zooms his way into our hearts

A year ago on December 17 in a blinding snow storm River became a part of our family. A white-knuckle drive home to New Glasgow from northern New Brunswick was his introduction to life with the Dickson/Campbell family. He snuggled in like he always belonged and despite the crawl home, it was full speed ahead....

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River’s dog house is the lap of luxury

Life with River is very busy, especially since he entered the “toddler” stage. He is constantly on the go and always has extra energy to burn, regardless whether we do or not. Just like parents of young children, you are not allowed to be tired or heaven forbid sick – you must be on top of...

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Puppy eyes and baby proofing

When a new baby enters a home, everything changes – even if it is a fur baby. Gates go up, locks on cupboards and the fridge get reinstalled, things get removed from floor level and everything from dishcloths, to base boards, to shoes becomes fair game. One easily forgets the puppy stage after having a...

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