Family Information

Music to soothe the spirit

When Sister Jeanine Vermette retired from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, she chose to continue living out her vocation by helping others and doing charitable work. “I thought I could be of use to seniors,” she explains. Sister Jeanine approached...

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Denis Weicker, a century of memories

Denis Weicker has seen it all: World War II, the 1950 flood, a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, and the arrival, departure and subsequent return of the Winnipeg Jets. The Actionmarguerite St. Vital resident, who was born in October 1918 in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, has...

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The first face of Actionmarguerite

Social workers are the first face of Actionmarguerite. Their role with residents begins even before they become residents. “We are in charge of making the initial contact, giving information, conducting home assessments and giving them their first tour of the...

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Smart tablet opens new doors

Last summer, Nicole Nadeau-Fréchette, a social worker at Actionmarguerite, suggested that Hilary Wiebe, a resident of Actionmarguerite St. Boniface’s young adult unit, enter a contest sponsored by March of Dimes Canada. A few weeks later, Hilary Wiebe found out...

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Pool therapy

Growing up, Lawrence Hart Jr. shared a passion for pool with his father, Lawrence Hart Sr., who now suffers from dementia and is an Actionmarguerite resident. Playing pool is still an important part of their lives. When their father started showing signs of dementia,...

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A new approach to resident care

A year after joining the Senior Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) (1), Actionmarguerite feels the experience has been a positive one. A SQLI survey, aimed at measuring residents’ quality of life and administered to all cognitively able Actionmarguerite residents...

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Adult Day Centre “like family”

For years, Actionmarguerite St. Boniface has run an adult day centre aimed at keeping seniors in their own environment for as long as possible. “Many participants would be in a residence if this centre didn’t exist,” says Joerg Arnold, supervisor of...

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Effective Flu Prevention

Each year, the dropping temperatures herald the arrival of winter and the seasonal illnesses it brings to the Actionmarguerite residences. These include the influenza virus, which can strike as early as September. For Philibert Ruberandinda, Assistant Director of Care...

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A small gift that makes a big difference

Five years ago, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba launched the Touch Quilt initiative, inspired by an Ontario-based project giving quilts to long-term care residents with dementia. Today, thousands of quilts have been distributed to facilities across Manitoba. Norma...

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A life of travel and devotion

Flora Gareau was born in Winnipeg in the early 1930s to a family originally from Quebec. She was raised in French in the downtown core with her four brothers and one sister. “I attended the Sacré-Cœur French school for 11 years,” recalls the resident....

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Behind the Scene Workers at Actionmarguerite

At Actionmarguerite, workers tending to the residents’ laundry needs are often not noticed but they do incredibly important work. These self-declared “basement dwellers” often don’t get the recognition they should, but Actionmarguerite wanted to highlight the...

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Paul Maguet, an Engaged Farmer

Paul Maguet, a resident of Actionmarguerite St. Vital since July 2017, was born in Ste. Rose du Lac in 1930. He grew up on a farm and returned there to work after completing his studies. Very involved in his community, he joined the co-operative movement and spent...

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Rehabilitation Services makes miracles possible

One of the priorities at Actionmarguerite is resident comfort. Comfort not only in the residents’ rooms and the common areas, but also with the equipment that residents use on a daily basis for mobility. Hence, the importance of Rehabilitation Services. In St....

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Dale De Meyer: an Enthusiastic and Grateful Resident

When Dale De Meyer, a resident of Actionmarguerite St. Boniface, goes out for a stroll, he gets noticed. He wears a ring on almost every finger and a key holder on his belt, but what draws the most attention are his flags. He’s already mounted a dozen or so flags of...

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Report on 2017 Resident and Family Satisfaction Survey

In the fall of 2017, Actionmarguerite gave the opportunity to all residents, clients, family members and friends to complete a survey for us to better understand the resident’s and client’s general perspectives in order to better respond to their needs. For your...

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Resident Memories

In search of a better life Katie Shistowski, a resident of Actionmarguerite St. Joseph, was nine years old when she left her native Ukraine for Canada. This is her story, from life on the farm to life in the city. The year was 1929. A boat from Europe was approaching...

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Violet Clacken: A Passion for Life and for Seniors

Since September 2017, Violet D. Clacken, a Windsor Park Place resident, has been volunteering her time to visit with Actionmarguerite residents in St. Boniface. This is not the first time she has been to the residence. “I worked in healthcare until I retired,” she...

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Aiming to meet the standards of care

From March 6 to April 6, the three Actionmarguerite residences – St. Boniface, St. Joseph and St. Vital – will welcome a review visit from Manitoba Health, conducted every two years by the Province to ensure that established health standards are being met. Over a...

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Better than the best for our residents

In November 2017, Actionmarguerite joined the Senior Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI), an international consortium of leading senior care organizations from across Canada and the United States working to improve quality of life for long-term residents. Taking part in...

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Welcome to our new Website!

The site now includes updated information on our organization as well as our new sister organization, St. Joseph.  The site is also friendly to tablets and smart phones.  We will be posting regular updates on events, activities and news. We invite you to subscribe for...

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