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Century Club

  • June 6, 2024 - CTV News - Perley Health celebrates 'Century Club' honouring those who live to be 100 years old
  • June 6, 2024 - CBC News - 80 years after D-Day, veterans in Ottawa reflect on their time in the war
  • June 6, 2024 - CBC Ottawa Morning - The Veterans of Perley Health's Century Club
  • June 5, 2024 (Video): CTV News' Annie Bergeron-Oliver reports on the Century Club where 14 centenarians, mostly military veterans, were honoured. 
  • June 5, 2024: CTV News -  Reaching 100: Golf, exercise, drink wine daily and 'never give up,' say centenarian veterans

June 2024: Vistas (Page 33) - Perley Health Celebrates 100 Years Of The Royal Canadian Air Force

April 2024: Honours and Awards - The Royal Canadian Legion Eastview Branch 462 presents Perley Health Foundation with $30,945 donation.

April 6, 2024: Nursing Week: Transforming Long-Term Care

April 3, 2024: Perley Health announces eclipse safety measures for residents, staff

April 2024: Vistas (Page 35) - Pushing The Envelope In Long-Term Care Research

March 2024: Vistas (Page 35) - Advocating for Better Long-Term Care

February 11, 2024:  Perley Health Publishes Community Report. Now Available for Download ‘And the Difference is You' Showcases a Year of Remarkable Achievements, Impactful Moments and a New Commitment.

February 6, 2024: Marc Blouin, Veteran and Perley Health Senior Living tenant,  speaks with CBC's Hannah Thibedeau about Valentines for Vets. Valentines for Vets is a program where homemade cards are created by children across the country for Veterans.

February 1, 2024: Submission to the Standing Committee for 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation: Creating a Hub of Happiness.

February 2024: Vistas (Page 35) - Perley Health Commits to Doubling Number of Seniors and Veterans Served

January 31, 2024: Akos Hoffer, CEO, Perley Health, submission to the Standing Committee for 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation: Resolving the Ongoing Crisis in Long-Term Care

January 1, 2024: The Care Clinic Opens in the Heart of Perley Health

January 2024: Vistas (Page 28) - Ten Years of Independent Living Apartments at Perley Health

December 20, 2023: The Fact Sheet for Long-Term Care Residents, Families and Caregivers: Celebrating the Holiday Season Safely

November 21, 2023: Perley Health Foundation Celebrates Historic Success of $10 Million Answering the Call Fundraising Campaign

Veterans Week

  1. CBC – Local legend's war stories still astound 80 years on.
  2. CBC All in a Day – Planting flags to honour war veterans like Roland Lalonde 
  3. CTV National News: ‘Brothers in arms' reconnected after six decades 
  4. CBC The National:
  5. CBC online version: 
  6. An Hour to Give:

June 29, 2023: Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care Co-hosts Research and Caregiving Engagement Session 

April 26, 2023: Accreditation Canada Awards Perley Health Exemplary Standing 

March 27, 2023: Rachel de Kemp, Director, Nursing, speaks with All in a Day with Alan Neal about new secure unit dedicated to Veterans living with dementia

March 27, 2023: Board Chair Margaret Tansey, speaks with Sam Laprade about new secure unit dedicated to Veterans living with dementia

March 27, 2023: Perley Health Opens Secure Unit Dedicated to Veterans Living with Dementia

February 15, 2023Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic moves to The Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Health Transition starts February 16 and full move completed by February 21

January 6, 2023New Parking System Launches January 9

December 9, 2022Monday, January 9, 2023, marks the beginning of a new era of parking at Perley Health.

December 8, 2022: Renovations Continue in Rideau Veterans Residence

November 25, 2022: Perley Health Applauds the Ontario Government's Funding Changes to Expand Long-Term Care

November 2022: Perley Health Re-Starts Key Programs (page 26)

November, 15, 2022: Interprofessional services to be scaled back at Perley Health

November 11, 2022: Remembrance Day 2022 | CBC News Special

November 4, 2022: (audio) The Sam Laprade Show interview with Rachel de Kemp, Director, Nursing: Convalescent Care Returns to Perley Health

November 1, 2022: Convalescent Care Returns to Perley Health

October 21, 2022: La Maison de répit chez Santé Perley rouvre pour des séjours avec nuitée 

October 20, 2022: Overnight Stays Are Back At Respite House at Perley Health

October 17, 2022Respite House at Perley Health Reopens For Overnight Stays

October 5, 2022Perley Health's 'Answer the Call' campaign is making frailty-informed care a reality

August 19, 2022: Statement from Perley Health regarding weapons discovery

July 29, 2022New Screening for Pets and Animals Entering Perley Health

June 30, 2022: The Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 (FLTCA)

June 6, 2022: Perley Health Launches Biggest Campaign in its History 

May 1, 2022: Inspired by birds, these LTC residents used art to cope with isolation

April 25, 2022Ottawa Art Gallery features works made by LTC residents during the pandemic (CBC Ottawa Morning).

March 17, 2022Danielle Sinden, the Director of the Centre of Excellence & Research Operations, Perley Health, explains how SeeMe™, a creation of Perley Health is uniquely designed for long-term care.

March 17, 2022:  Omicron BA.2 subvariant becoming dominant in Canada, representing potential risk

March 11, 2022:  Update on Easing of Restrictions at Perley Health

March 3, 2022: The Canadian Geriatrics Journal Publishes Evaluation of Perley Health's SeeMe ™: Understanding frailty together

March 3, 2022: Program Evaluation of SeeMe: Understanding frailty together

February 23, 2022:  The Integration of Long-Term Care and Personal Support Worker Education: Evaluation of a Living Classroom Experience (Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care)

January 31, 2022:  Study shows impact of pandemic restrictions on long-term care homes

January 19, 2022: Three Ottawa organizations receive federal funds to improve Veterans' well-being

January 19, 2202: Impact of isolation on Seniors in LTC (Rogers TV interview with Annie Robitaille, Ph.D., Commissionaires Ottawa Research Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care.)

January 5: 2022: Outbreaks Declared on Two Units at Perley Health

December 31, 2021: CTV News Calgary interview with Annie Robitaille, Ph.D., Commissionaires Ottawa Research Chair of the Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care.

December 13, 2021Perley Health is researching the creation of a childcare program and we want your help to design it.

December 8, 2021: Senior living: Plan carefully before you downsize

November 11, 2021: WW2 veteran a living witness to history

November 10, 2021: Korean war veteran remembers "the forgotten war"

November 9, 2021: At 95, Ottawa Bomber Command veteran recalls harrowing night flights, German attacks

October 21, 2021: Female influencers answer the call at invite-only event hosted by Perley Health Foundation

October 7, 2021: Perley Health set to transform care for Canada's rapidly aging population

October 7, 2021: Changement de nom pour le Centre de santé pour vétérans

October 7, 2021: Delphine Haslé, CFRE , Executive Director, Perley Health Foundation, speaks to The Sam Laprade Show

October 7, 2021: A message from Akos Hoffer, CEO, Perley Health

October 6, 2021: CTV Ottawa News (@ctvottawa)

October 6, 2021: Perley Health: Community of Care (introduction)

October 6, 2021: Watch the live stream of the Perley Health branding announcement

October 6, 2021:  Former Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Unveils New Name and Brand: Perley Health

Please note that on October 6, 2021, The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre transformed to become Perley Health.

September 29, 2021Obituary: Jack Dods was one of Ottawa's last known D-Day veterans

September 23, 2021: Perley and Rideau long-term care centre makes vaccines mandatory for staff, visitors

September 15, 2021: Mandatory vaccines in city-run long-term care facilities reassure worried families

August 16, 2021: Perley Health expands number of secure unit long-term care beds to benefit Seniors and Veterans

July 12, 2021: U-turn on the Perley Health parking strategy

July 8, 2021: The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre Partnership with Andrew Fleck Children's Services

July 8, 2021Emotional reunions as day programs for people with dementia resume in-person

June 15, 2021Perley Health receives $2-million gift aimed at frailty research

June 15, 2021: CTV News Ottawa at Five for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021CTV News Ottawa at Six for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021: Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care receives historic $2M gift from Commissionaires Ottawa

June 15, 2021: Historic $2 million donation made to Perley-Rideau Foundation

June 15, 2021: Launch of the Centre of the Perley Rideau's Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care

June 15, 2021: Commissionaires Ottawa Trailblazing Gift Announcement

June 15, 2021:  Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care receives historic $2 million gift to support research efforts

June 7, 2021: Horticulture therapy program at Perley Health bears fruit

May 18, 2021: Mansbridge named honorary chair of Rideau-Perley fundraising drive

May 18, 2021Peter Mansbridge named Honorary Chair of campaign that aims to transform care for Canadian seniors and Veterans 

May 17, 2021: Tips for Essential Caregivers Visiting the Perley Rideau

May 6, 2021: Hugs and kisses return to Ottawa long-term care homes during COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2021: Celebrating 10 Years of Volunteer Service

April 22, 2021: How Ottawa Navigated the COVID-18 Vaccine Rollout

April 21, 2021: Perley Health research program looks to advance elder care with intergenerational visits

April 8, 2021: ADGA Group senior executive John Jarvis is now retired – and still happily married to his former boss

March 18, 2021The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre Receives Provisional Allocation of 156 Long-Term Care Beds

March 11, 2021: Loneliness, sadness and optimism inside a long-term care home

March 11, 2021: What a year of no hugs or visits was like for nursing home residents

March 10, 2021: Perley Health showcasing frailty research, innovation through webinar series

March 4, 2021: SAFE Unit Pilot Wraps Up at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

February 27, 2021: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

February 24, 2021: Coming Together to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

February 21, 2021: The Future is Now: Innovative living environments for older adults with cognitive impairment

February 18, 2021: From Expert Tips to Free Online Exercise Videos, Here's How to Stay Fit During Lockdown

February 18, 2021: Winter & Frailty: The Deadly Link 

February 8, 2021: Transition to antigen COVID testing underway at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

February 2, 2021: Improving life in nursing homes as residents get COVID-19 vaccines

February 1, 2021: Vaccines bring hope for long-term care residents and staff

February 1, 2021: Vaccine restores hope, if not normalcy, to city's largest LTC home

January 25, 2021: Two staff members recover from COVID-19 at Perley Health

January 15, 2021: Ottawa on track to be fully vaccinated by summer: Ottawa Hospital CEO

January 12, 2021: LILLEY: Good news on vaccines and LTC in Ontario

January 9, 2021: Residents of four Ottawa long-term care homes have been immunized for COVID-19

January 7, 2021: COVID-19: Ontario to begin testing at Toronto's Pearson airport; Quebec announces 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

January 6, 2021: Long-term care residents start receiving COVID vaccine

January 6, 2021: Ottawa's long-term care residents could be vaccinated within weeks — if supplies are available

January 6, 2021: Vaccination effort shifts focus to nursing homes

January 5, 2021: Ottawa's long-term care residents could be vaccinated within weeks — if supplies are available

January 5, 2021: Vaccination of Perley Health Residents Begins (Media Release)

January 5, 2021: Media availability, CEO Akos Hoffer and Ottawa Public Health

January 5, 2021: Long-term care residents can now receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in their homes

January 5, 2021: Coronavirus: Ottawa aims to vaccinate all long-term care residents within weeks

January 5, 2021: Vaccination of Ottawa's long-term care home residents starts today

January 5, 2021: COVID-19: Ontario reports 3,270 new cases and 29 more deaths

January 5, 2021: Ontario aims to vaccinate all nursing home residents, staff in hot spots by mid-January

December 20, 2020: Staying Grounded

December 17, 2020: As first COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive, recipients do their part for others

December 16, 2020Meet one of the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Ottawa

December 16, 2020: Long-term care home foundations fight to shield residents from COVID-19, isolation

December 15, 2020: Nursing home workers are first to get COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa

December 14, 2020: In Canada, First Vaccines Leave Health Workers in Tears of Relief

December 14, 2020: 'We are pretty excited': First vaccinations to begin in Ottawa Tuesday

December 14, 2020: Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrive at the Ottawa Hospital

December 14, 2020: COVID-19: First Pfizer vaccine in Canada given in Toronto; OPH reports 48 new cases and one new death

December 7, 2020: Alignment of Directive #3 with the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

December 8, 2020: Directive #3 Update

December 2, 2020: More than 100 long-term care beds empty while patients wait in Ottawa hospitals


November 19, 2020: Frequently Asked Questions, Long-Term Care (LTC) Home Surveillance Testing (Ontario).

November 16, 2020: Direction and information from the Ontario government.

  1. COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open
  2. COVID-19 Visiting Policy
  3. COVID-19 Resident Absences
  4. Frequently Asked Questions

November 12, 2020OPH strongly advises that universal grade masking in LTCHs and RHs be extended to residents (as tolerated)

November 11, 2020: Remembrance Day: Ottawa navy veteran dreamed about life 'away at sea'

November 7, 20201310 NEWS radio interview with host Sam Laprade and Perley Health Staff on this year's Remembrance Day.

November 3, 2020: Perley Health to honour veteran residents with sea of Canadian flags for Remembrance Day

October 31, 2020: Observe Remembrance Day from home this year, legion pleads

October 24, 2020:  1310 NEWS radio interview with host Sam Laprade on Long-Term Care. Interview with Jennifer Plant, Director of Clinical Practice.

October 16, 2020: 'A time of collective lament': Perley-Rideau veterans planning to celebrate Remembrance Day virtually (Ottawa Citizen)

October 14, 2020: Directive 3

October 7, 2020: Four Staff Members Recover from COVID-19 at Perley Health

October 6, 2020: Notice on non-essential absences

October 5, 2020: Hoffer and Roth: Evidence backs innovative recovery program for the frail elderly at The Perley

October 5, 2020: COVID-19 Visiting Policy

September 30, 2020: Long Term Care Covid-19 Commission Mtg. Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC), Dr. Benoit Robert, Vice President of OLTCC; Chief Medical Officer at The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre (remarks start on page 7). 

September 28, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 27, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 26, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 24, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 23, 2020: Perley Health program could help to reduce hallway medicine: study

September 23, 2020: COVID-19 Outbreak Over at Perley Health

September 18, 2020: One Resident Recovers from COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 16, 2020Study Documents Benefits of SAFE

September 15, 2020: CMOH Directive #3

September 14, 2020: A Case-Control Study of the Sub-Acute Care for Frail Elderly (SAFE) Unit on Hospital Readmission, Emergency Department Visits and Continuity of Post-Discharge Care

September 12, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 11, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 4, 2020: One Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 3, 2020: Resuming Visits in Long-Term Care

September 2, 2020: Royal Canadian Mint $2 circulation coin celebrates 75th anniversary of the allied victory that ended the Second World War

September 2, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

September 1, 2020: Updates to the Perley Health's Visitor's Guide (CLICK HERE) and Overview document for residents (CLICK HERE)

August 28, 2020A Whole New World: New rules for new beginnings: how our local seniors are coping since the outbreak (Parenting Times).

August 28, 2020: Safe Outings Now Possible for Long-Term Care Home Residents: New Directive Enables Day Trip and Overnight Absences to Resume

August 15, 2020: Information for residents on visting options

August 12, 2020: Visitor's Guide (updated)

August 7, 2020: Visitor's Guide (updated)

August 6, 2020:  4,000 COVID-19 Tests Completed at The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre (to come)

July 21, 2020: Visits at Perley Health

July 21, 2020: Perley Health Welcomes Indoor and Outdoor Visitors

July 15, 2020: Update to Visits at Long-Term Care Homes

July 15, 2020: COVID-19 Outbreak Over at The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre

July 9, 2020: Updated Visitor Guide

July 8, 2020Residents Free of COVID-19 at The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre

July 5, 2020: One Residents Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

July 2, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

June 30, 2020: Outdoor Visits at Perley Health

June 26, 2020: Last Resident Completes COVID-19 Protocols at Perley Health

June 24, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVId-19 at Perley Health

June 23, 2020: Preparing for Outdoor Resident Visits at Perley Health

June 22, 2020: One Staff Member Recovers from COVID-19 at Perley Health

June 22, 2020: Preparing for Hot Weather During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020: Two Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

June 17, 2020: 'Everyone has a green thumb': Rediscovering gardening during the pandemic

June 13, 2020: One Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

June 11, 2020: One Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

June 10, 2020: Swab-a-Palooza generates more than 700 Tests on Staff for COVID-19 At Perley Health

June 6, 2020: One Resident with COVID-19 Dies at Perley Health

June 5, 2020: Three Positive COVID-19 Cases at Perley Health

June 3, 2020: One Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

 June 3, 2020: Macadamian Partners with The Royal and Perley Healths, to deploy a digital COVID-19 staff screening solution

May 28, 2020: "An invisible enemy had to be confronted": Perley Health Marks End of Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak

May 28, 2020: Outbreak at Perley Health Declared Over

May 26, 2020: Thank You, May 26, 2020 (video)

May 26, 2020: After the Outbreak: Balancing Benefits and Risks During a Pandemic

May 19, 2020: 12 Individuals Recover from COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 19, 2020: Personal Support Worker Day (video)

May 16, 2020: One Resident with COVID-19 Dies at Perley Health

May 15, 2020: Seven Staff Members Recover from COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 13, 2020: One Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 12, 2020: Minister Letter to Residents in Long-Term Care and Families

May 12, 2020: One Resident Death at Perley Health

May 12, 2020: International Day of the Nurse (video)

May 11, 2020: Eight Staff Members with COVID-19 Recover at Perley Health

May 10, 2020: One Resident Death at Perley Health

May 8, 2020: Three Residents Recover from COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 7, 2020: Fifth Staff Member Recovers from COVID-19 to Return to Perley Health

May 6, 2020: One Resident Death at Perley Health

May 5, 2020: COVID-19 Update for Perley Health

May 5, 2020: Pandemic Planning and Actions at Perley Health

May 3, 2020: Three Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 2, 2020: Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance

May 2, 2020: One Resident Death and One New Staff Case of COVID-19 at Perley Health

May 1, 2020: Increased Staff Testing for COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 30, 2020: One Death and Five Positive Tests for COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 29, 2020: Six Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 29, 2020: Centre of Excellence at Perley Health Studies Technology to Decontaminate and Sanitize Medical Face Masks

April 29, 2021: Perley Health, CHEO partner to test sterilization method to reuse disposable masks

April 28, 2020: Two Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 27, 2020: Fourth Resident Dies at Perley Health

April 25, 2020: Two Resident Deaths at Perley Health

April 24, 2020: First Resident Death from COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 21, 2020: Six Residents Test Positive For COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 20, 2020: Seventh Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 19, 2020: Fifth Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 18, 2020: Fourth Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19 at Perley Health

April 17, 2020: COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Perley Health

March 27, 2020: A Message to Families and Loved One from CEO Akos Hoffer

March 26, 2020: Letters from CEO Akos Hoffer and Foundation Executive Director Delphine Hasle

February 13, 2020: Province to tackle severe shortage of personal support workers

February 3, 2020:  Annie Robitaille, Ph.D, Named Research Chair Named to Lead the First Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care™. 

February 2020: Study: Art Installaion Inspires Long-Term Care Residents

January 13, 2020: Hoffer and Roth: Ottawa tries a 'SAFE' way to address hallway health care

December 16, 2019: Jingle Bells in Braille

December 6, 2019: The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre Named to Ottawa Health Team (media release)

December 5, 2019: 12 Days of Christmas (Giving) (The Ottawa Police Service)

October 24, 2019: Educating Future LTC PSWs Through a Living Classroom

September 24, 2019: Seniors Increase Digital Literacy Skills Through Partnership Between The Perley Health and Connected Canadians (media release)

September 24, 2019: Using Simulation to Support the Sustainability of Best Practice Guideline Implementation in Long-Term Care (webinar)

September 11, 2019: Sub-Acute Care for Frail Elderly (SAFE), A new and innovative level of care that promises to improve the health and well-being of frail elderly patients hospitalized due to surgery, illness or accident.

September 3, 2019: Legion honours 'feisty' female WWII Veteran

September 2019: The Perley Health Village Expands (VISTAS, page 15)

July 24, 2019:  Perley Health celebrates century club for 21 residents

July 13, 2019: Hope Volleyball announces Mooney's Bay Summerfest Lineup

June 3, 2019: 75 years later, legacy of Canada's role in D-Day landing still lingers

April 15, 2019: Army Ball Recognizes 75th Anniversary of WWII D-Day landings

March 3, 2019: HMCS Ottawa aids USN in submarine course

February 27, 2019: Jensen: How we can connect skilled health care workers in Ontario

January 8, 2019: Improving Care for Seniors with Responsive Behaviours

December 6, 2018: Walker: Charitable donation is a good gift this season

December 1, 2018: Doug Ford's adviser in charge of ending 'hallway medicine' visits Ottawa

November 12, 2018: Trucker buys dinner for a bus full of veterans

November 12, 2018: American Trucker Spontaneously Buying Dinner for Canadian Veterans — One of His ‘Greatest Memories' 

November 10, 2018: 'When I went to lift him, there was only half of him there': Veteran Sam Jamieson remembers Korean War nightmare

November 9, 2018American trucker treats busload of Canadian veterans to dinner

October 29, 2018: New Postage stamp for Remembrance

October 29, 2018: (Editorial) Hoffer: Pilot project at the Perley could help seniors live independently for longer

October 18, 2018: Specialized unit aims to curb aggression in dementia patients

October 14, 2018: Female war veterans share their experiences ahead of annual soirée

May 1, 2018: Reevely: Ontario parties promise thousands of new nursing-home beds, but reality will get in the way

August 21, 2018: Coroner points to delays in death of special unit's 1st patient

April 27, 2018: Improving Care for Seniors with Responsive Behaviours (Media Release, Champlain LHIN)

July 13, 2018: 'This was win-win:' The Perley and Algonquin College create joint PSW program

April 27, 2018: Improving Care for Seniors with Responsive Behaviours (Media Release, Champlain LHIN)

April 27, 2018: Plan in place to add 128 long-term care beds for francophones at Montfort Hospital

  • Read the Media Release: April 27, 2018:  More than 500 New Long-Term Care Beds for Francophone Seniors, Ottawa Receiving 128 New Francophone Long-Term Care Beds

April 17, 2018: LTC home operators promise quick action to bring facilities into 'good standing'

April 16, 2018: Perley Health pilot project helping patients get back on their feet

March 1: Perley Health Launches Online Connection for Seniors, Caregivers (Community Voice, pages 12 and 13)

February 26, 2018: Perley Health makes activities available online — for free: New website includes video tutorials for art, music and even games

February 14, 2018: Letter to the Editor: BZ HMCS Ottawa

February 14, 2016: Deputy Minister General (retired) Walt Natynczyk presents Valentines to Veterans at Perley Health 

February 8, 2018: First group of students graduate from new PSW program

February 5, 2018: Hoffer: How the Perley Health approaches our frail seniors

February 2018: Perley Health Lifelong Learning Created to Beat the Winter Blahs! (page 9)

January 15, 2018: Hands-on training gives PSW grads home advantage

January 15, 2018: Algonquin College launched their new Personal Support Worker program today

January 12, 2018: Paramedic house calls helping health system cope with nasty flu season

November 24, 2017: Perley Health veterans united with Grey Cup ahead of championship weekend

November 14, 2017: Veterans Affairs says it's working to address concerns over long-term care

November 13, 2017: Military Attaches Support Canadian Veterans: Ottawa Service Attaches Association Raises Funds for Perley Health Health Centre

November 11, 2017: The Vets' neighbourhood, where 'everybody's mother was everybody's mother'

November 7, 2017: Ottawa-born combat cameraman filmed D-Day invasion

November 2017: More Veterans Now Eligible for Long-Term Care (pages 26-27)

October 27, 2017: Perley Health, Ottawa Hospital launch ‘cutting edge' elderly patient diversion unit

October 27, 2017: New unit at Perley Health key to reducing hospital overcrowding

October 27, 2017: Ontario Providing More Beds for Ottawa Seniors: 2,000 More Beds and Spaces Available Across the Province

October 27, 2017: The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre to Deliver New Level of Healthcare Under Special Partnership

October 23, 2017: Reevely: Ontario promises temporary hospital beds to deal with flu season, somewhere

September 26, 2017: Descendant of Vimy oaks takes root at Perley Health to mark battle's centennial

Summer 2017: Commissionaires Ottawa applauds the news that The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre is now welcoming a new generation of veterans. Summer edition of Communiqué (page 2). 

August 15, 2017: Perley Health is a real gem: Foundation wants to raise awareness as well as funds

July 5, 2017: Perley Health veterans, residents receive safe passage with new crossing

Spring 2017: A Real Canadian Hero [Bounder Magazine] (pages 42, 62, 63)

June 19, 2017: Canada 150 pottery exhibit celebrates Canada's cultures during confederation

June 18, 2017: Adventurer Jack MacKenzie was the oldest man to ski to the North Pole

June 5, 2017: British High Commission honours former Sundridge, Almaguin resident

June 2, 2017: Navy Bike Ride at Sea

June Edition (VISTAS Community Newspaper): Governor General's Medals Presented at Perley Health (page 1)

May 30, 2017Jack MacKenzie (1921-2017): RCAF veteran became the oldest man to ski to North Pole

May Edition (VISTAS Community Newspaper): Our People (see page 20)

April 27, 2017: Elder care in Ottawa ready to take step forward

March 27, 2017: VAC redefines "Veteran" for health care purposes

March 27, 2017: More military veterans granted access to Perley Health

March 27, 2017: New generation of vets more welcome at Veterans' Health Centres

February 14, 2017: Parliamentary Secretary Sherry Romanado visits Perley Health to deliver valentines to Veterans

February 4, 2017: Valentines for Veterans at Diefenbunker

February 3, 2017: Perley Health has been awarded funding for the Spark Program, supported by the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI), in collaboration with Baycrest Health Sciences. Our project: Making therapeutic recreation available to seniors through a multi-media interactive model.

January 24, 2017: Algonquin Branches Out 

January 23, 2017: Healthy Debate: Faces of Healthcare: Joan O.

January 17, 2017: Egan: Only death stops 'amazing' veteran's good fight

January 16, 2017: Healthy Debate: Faces of Healthcare: Getrude Letourneau

January 13, 2017: Algonquin College to open classroom of the future at The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre

January 13, 2017: Algonquin College, Perley Health partner to create off-campus classroom

December 15, 2016: A Christmas Surprise for our Senior Veterans

December 7, 2016: Grey Cup wager sees both Calgary and Ottawa winners and losers

December 5, 2016: Gloucester Lions embrace spirit of giving with Christmas tree sales: Proceeds help several Ottawa charities (Ottawa Community News)

December 2016: Wartime spy Becky comes out of the cold (Riverview Park Review, pages 1, 2,3)

November 30, 2016: Use of antipsychotics down at Champlain long-term care homes (Ottawa Citizen)

November 11, 2016:Aboriginal veterans share poignant memories at Perley Health service (Ottawa Community News)

November 10, 2016: Ottawa's Jack Dods, Second World War vet, paints his vivid war memories (Ottawa Citizen)

November 9, 2016: Perley Health CEO accepts minister's commendation on behalf of team: Veterans' Week poster unveiled with poignant images (Ottawa Community News)

November 9, 2016: Ottawa's Jack MacKenzie among the 'unsung heroes' of RAF Ferry Command (Ottawa Citizen) 

October 28, 2016: Ottawa flu clinics begin offering annual shot on Saturday (CBC News)

October 24, 2016: Still doing his part: WW II Veteran George Roper has taken up the pushup challenge (CTV News)

October 23, 2016: Canadian football's 'Golden Boy' Tony Golab dies at 97

October 18, 2016: Obituary: Military cross winner served in army, navy and air force; in World War II and Korea (Ottawa Citizen)

October 11, 2016: Pleas garner pedestrian crossing for Perley Health veterans, seniors (Ottawa Community News)

October 2016Perley Annual Village Fair and Concert (Vistas Community Newspaper, page 22)

September 21, 2016: The Rogers TV program “Ginette reçoit” visited recently to interview musician Gertrude Letourneau about her work at Perley Health and videotape a sing-along with several residents.

September 9, 2016: CTV News at 6 item on the 92-year-old tenant who completed 22 push ups to join Perley Health's campaign to raise awareness of PTSD (video not available)

August 25, 2016: Perley Health Pushes for Awareness with 22 Push-Up Challenge (Ottawa South News) 

August 2, 2016: ANAF: Hoping to Expand Services to Veterans (Belleville Intelligencer)

July 2, 2016: Canada Day: A special day for those who fought to keep it free (Ottawa Citizen)

July 2, 2016: Canada Day special? 'Damn right' say Perley vets (Ottawa Sun)                            

June 23, 2016 - Perley Health veterans care centre celebrates 20th anniversary (Ottawa Community News)

June 13, 2016 - Veterans long-term care wings face 'expiry date' (CBC Radio Ottawa)

June 1, 2016Memories Unlocked: Collaboration between the spiritual and creative opens doors for residents. (Senior Care Canada)

June 2016 - Perley Health Village Pioneers (Page 11)

May 26, 2016 - Runners will help give veterans' retirement home a lift (Ottawa Citizen)

May 26, 2016Runners will help give veterans' retirement home a lift (Ottawa Sun)

March 11, 2016 - Not your great-grandma's nursing home: Innovations in seniors' living (Ottawa Citizen).

March 2016 - Recreating a Memory, popular Ottawa restaurant recreated at Perley Health for one day (Page 22).

March 2016 - Listen to the Radio-Canada interview with Gertrude "Trudy" Létourneau on her work with WWII veterans including Gérard Lanouette and Paul Beaubien. A musician at Perley Health, Trudy speaks about her work with veterans and her recent participation in the singing competition ''Ma Première Place des Arts''.

February 19, 2016 - Photos & Video: Netherlands general pays tribute to Canadian veterans, featuring Bob Hanley, an apartment tenant at Perley Health.

February 2016 - The Legacy of the Lumber Baron: One Short Story About William Goodhue Perley (Riverview Park Review, Vol. 8 No 1).

January 27, 2015 - Expanding the Horizons of Medical Students by Dr. Ben Robert, Medical Director of Perley Health.

January 8, 2016 -  "I have been witness at the Perley to the upbeat attitude workers seem to enjoy." A resident's son writes about the varied backgrounds of Perley Health's care providers.

January 2016 - Greely Legion donates more than $10,000 to community organizations

January 2016 - Back-Room Boys Keep the Spirit of Christmas Alive Through the Year at Perley Health, VISTAS: Alta Vista-Canterbury Community Newspaper, pages 1, 13, 23.

December 9, 2015 - What attracts refugees to Ottawa and to work at Perley Health? Listen to the feature from CBC Radio Ottawa.

December 9, 2015 - Refugees find work at Perley Health, CBC News Ottawa

December 6, 2015- Akos Hoffer, CEO of Perley Health, comments on the annual report of the Ontario Auditor General examing the long-term care sector, CBC News Ottawa

November 28, 2015 - Thank you Eileen McCaughey, Kate Britton and the rest of the Busy Fingers for helping to keep our veterans warm for more than five years.

November 11, 2015: 101-year-old war veteran shares WW II stories from the chemistry lab: WW II veteran Paul Beaubien helped create blackout curtains, smoke screens. (CBC Ottawa)

November 11, 2015 - Songs unlock war memories. Meet resident and veteran Paul Beaubien and Perley Health musician Gertrude “Trudy” Létourneau, as they share Mr. Beaubien's  story with CBC Ottawa's Ottawa Morning.

November 11, 2015 - Meet the veteran who laid a wreath on behalf of indigenous veterans at ‎Remembrance Day 2015 ceremony at Perley Health.

November 11, 2015 - The story of the former paper boy who forged documents to enter the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and went on to serve in WW II and the Korean War.
Thank you for your service, Gerald Bowen.

November 6, 2015 - Helping veterans and those with dementia communicate by unlocking their memories. Listen to CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning feature on music therapist Kathleen Johnson and her new CD, Tribute, that draws on her work at Perley Health.

November 6, 2015 - Read the Ottawa Citizen article on the life of Perley Health resident Lt. Col. John MacIsaac (1920-2015): Horrors of D-Day made vet appreciate Canada's 'golden age'.

  • Globe and Mail feature on John MacIsaac, November 11, 2015 

November 2015 - VISTAS, read Trudy Letouneau's story on her summer music training and her recent workshop at Perley Health (see page 25)

October, 2015 - It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing. Remembering jazz man and pilot "Bill" Jupp in Fifty-Five Plus Magazine.

September, 2015 - Frontline Defence magazine feature on Perley Health

September 2015 - VISTAS, feature on resident Lyle Trenholm (page 28).

May 8, 2015 - The full CBC story of two Perley Health Apartment tenants with links to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

May 8, 2015 - Listen to the CBC Ottawa story linking two tenants from the Perley Health apartments to the Liberation of the Netherlands.

May 7, 2015 -  CBCOttawaMorning @OttawaMorning: One war, 2 stories. Dutch widow and Cdn vet remember the liberation, from the same care home 

April 24, 2015 -  Best wishes to Delphine Haslé, Foundation Development Officer, who will tell the Perley Health story at the May 4th meeting of the 100 Women Who Care.

April 1, 2015---Perley Health centre partnership could free up hospital beds

April 1, 2015 --- Ottawa veterans centre rethinks role as funding shrinks 

March 2015 --- Fifty-Five Plus Magazine: Couple leaves a gift in their will to the Perley Health Foundation 

February 16, 2015 --- Marking the recent passing of Perley Health Veteran and resident, William "Ted" Patrick. 

January 9, 2015 --- Remembering Rusty Hughes, the veteran who discovered his artistic talents at Perley Health.

January 9, 2015 --- The life, art and work of Rusty Hughes, January 11, 1926 - January 6, 2015

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 --- Forty and 50-year milestones marked at Greely Legion

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 --- CBC's story on the Perley Health choir including one Second World War veteran, Gib McElroy.

 NOVEMBER 11, 2014 --- The Canadian Council of the Blind Expands Mobile Eye Clinic Program to Better Serve Veterans

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 --- The incredible story of airman Jack Watt's wartime survival 

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 --- War memories still sting for veterans at Perley Health

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 --- Second World War veteran recalls ‘a lot of close calls' 

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 
--- Distinguished vets honoured at Perley Health. See video clip.

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 --- War memories still sting for veterans at Perley Health

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 --- Second World War veteran recalls ‘a lot of close calls' 

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 
--- Distinguished vets honoured at Perley Health. See video clip. 

OCTOBER 28, 2014 --- The Order of St. George Investiture at Perley Health. 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 --- Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Perley Health on the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War. 

AUGUST 3, 2014 --- Latest Report to the Community Released

JULY 28, 2014 --- Celebrating a Remarkable Year of Giving report released!

JUNE 27, 2014 --- New Perley Health seniors' apartment named after $1M Donor 

JUNE 24, 2914 --- Obituary : Military cross recipient thrice wounded in gallant, hilltop assault

JUNE 22, 2014 --- World War II Veteran Frank Cauley who lives at Perley Health continues serving

JUNE 19, 2014 --- Obituary: Ralph Hennessy's storied life at sea

JUNE 18, 2014---Perley Health welcomes over 300 invitees to the Seniors Village Celebration - Donors Reception Event

JULY 17, 2014 --- New Chief Nursing Officer at Perley Health 

JULY 16, 201 4 --- 85% resident satisfaction obtained in latest Resident Feedback Survey

JUNE 6, 2014 --- Upcoming Workshop on June 11 - Let's Talk about Dementia

JUNE 6, 2014 --- Perley Health resident Mervin Jones and his fellow paratroopers among the first from Canada to land in French territory on D-Day

MAY 29, 2014 --- Perley Health receives United Way Community Builders' Award

MAY 22, 2014 --- Car lottery proceeds support Perley Health seniors

MAY 21, 2014 --- A Village for aging veterans --- "You can be busy all the time".

MAY 20, 2014 --- Miracle rescue at sea gave Ottawa veteran his life's purpose.

MAY 9, 2014 --- Richard Swartman of Almonte is the lucky winner of the red convertible 1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL that was once the pride and joy of Barbara Ann Scott-King.

MAY 5, 2014 --- Long-Term Support for Canada's Veterans

APRIL 18, 2014 --- Last chance to buy tickets for the Barbara Ann Scott Mercedes lottery; draw to be held May 9th.

APRIL 9, 2014 --- CTV News showcases Creative Arts at Perley Health as part of Volunteer Week 

APRIL 7, 2014 --- Recent Volunteers' survey gives thumbs up for Perley Health staff!

APRIL 1, 2014 --- Come out and have a fun-filled Night at the Races - fantastic food, great entertainment, silent auction and lots more....

MARCH 30, 2014 --- Spring edition of Between Us issued, featuring Tony Golab still remembered as an Ottawa Rough Riders star in the 1940s.

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 --- Perley Health's long-term care receives Accreditation with Commendation re-certification from Accreditation Canada.

FEBRUARY 17, 2014 --- The day Canada's Sweetheart came to town remains special for retired sergeant, by Dave  Brown  

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 ---Minister Alexander delivers Students' Valentines to Vet

FEBRUARY, 2014 --- Dan Clapin's and Charles Lemieux's presentation to the RCMP Veterans' Association is covered in the winter edition of its Newsletter, The Spirit.

JANUARY 23, 2014 --- Perley Health goes for the gold in new car lottery

JANUARY 9, 2014 --- First ever Perley Health Car Lottery - Only 1,948 tickets will be sold!

DECEMBER 16,2013 --- Coping with dementia - Canada urged to develop national strategy.

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 --- The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre today announced the completion of a comprehensive Energy and Facility Renewal Program.  Click here to view brochure.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 --- Health Centre CEO Akos Hoffer has been elected as a member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OAHNSS) Board. OAHNSS is a provincial membership based organization representing not-for-profit providers of long-term care, services and housing for seniors. Perley Health is a member of OAHNSS.

AUGUST 23, 2013 --- Quick Facts about dementia

AUGUST 22, 2013 --- Dealing with Dementia

JULY 8, 2013 --- New CEO for Perley Health 

JULY 5, 2013 --- View Perley Health Seniors Village Video Just Released!

JUNE 19, 2013 --- Premier Kathleen Wynne on Hand to open 45 new apartments for seniors. MAY 30, 2013 --- Veterans Visit Richmond Legion
MAY 19, 2013 --- Carole Guzman, Perley Health Board Member and her husband honoured for their outstanding contribution as a couple to the cause of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

MAY 8, 2013 --- Congratulations to Greg Fougere, Chief Executive Officer of  The Perley Health Veterans' Health Centre - the recipient of the OANHSS Leadership Award. 

MARCH 1, 2013 --- First tenants moved into apartments in Building B. More than 80% occupied by end of April.

JANUARY 30, 2013 --- Perley Health Seniors Village update, highlighting new programs and services. "We are more than a Long-Term Care Centre".

JANUARY 16, 2013 --- CEO of Perley Health steps down.

JANUARY 15, 2013 --- Convalescent beds added to trim long-term care demand. Perley Health Centre expands its short-stay recovery program.

NOVEMBER 25, 2012 --- $42.3 million project for seniors' and veterans' care at Perley Health on schedule  

NOVEMBER 21, 2012 --- Perley Health is pleased to announce that the number of convalescent beds has been increased from 22 to 34, effective April 1, 2013. 

OCTOBER 20, 2012 --- The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is conducting a study this fall to determine the needs of Ottawa residents with dementia and their family caregivers. 

OCTOBER 8, 2012 --- Ottawa Citizen interviews Greg Fougère on dementia. 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 --- Annual Report to the Community Issued. View report.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 --- CTV Live Morning Interview with CEO Greg Fougère

AUGUST 2, 2012 --- Fact Sheets issued

JULY 19, 2012 --- Premier McGuinty visits Perley Health to tour apartment construction

JUNE 1, 2012 --- Rental Office opens

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