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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In recognition of staff and retirees

In October 2018, Actionmarguerite celebrated 122 recipients and retirees honoured at the Long Service Award & Retirement Recognition Reception. Actionmarguerite management, its families and residents wish to thank each and every one of these persons for their...

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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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Visit from Rochelle Squires, MLA for Riel

It is with pleasure that we welcomed Minister Rochelle Squires, MLA for Riel, constituency where Actionmarguerite St. Vital is located. On December 11th, Ms. Squires visited the facility located at 450 River Road to underline the valuable contribution of all employees...

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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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