Operators at a long term care facility are touting a new addition to its decor.
A newly designed and installed door wrap that replicates a traditional bookshelf has been installed in the Whispering Tide resident care area at Glen Haven Manor is having a positive impact for residents with dementia. Jon Raven Visser, designer of the wrap, shows Glen Haven CEO Lisa M. Smith (centre) and Pauline Marks (left), Glen Haven’s Director of Health & Wellness the finished project. Also new to Glen Haven are water themed door wraps on the elevators, décor enhancements to the Water Wave Hair Salon and spring renovations throughout the long-term care facility.
The Whispering Tide resident care area at Glen Haven Manor now features a door wrap covering the double doors with the image of a book case. A release from Glen Haven Manor stated multi-media designer Jon Raven Visser who provides Creative services for Glen Haven designed the wrap.
Glen Haven CEO Lisa Smith said the door wrap represents a traditional book case that would be in a home and also features a water theme. She said it’s being well received.
The release also stated there are new door wraps on the elevators featuring a beach scene that ascends from the water and sand at the basement level to a progressive viewpoint that shows the golden beach, rippling waves and blue skies.
The elevator wraps were the idea of Alicia MacIntyre, a CCA at Glen Haven, and the project was implemented by Visser with Pauline Marks, Director of Health, Wellness and Nutrition. Both wraps were printed and installed by Auto Trim. Another decor installation for the Water Wave Salon features graphics of stylized beach waves on the entrance of the salon, has helped create a professional salon ambience.
It’s a regular event that gives residents of the Glen Haven Manor of New Glasgow a lift. Every week, two therapy dogs, Gracie and Murphy that are part of the
The mother-son duo of Sue Muir and Mitch Gammon are shown with their therapy dogs Gracie, a Golden Retriever and Murphy, a Bernese Mountain dog who are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program, during a visit to Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow.
St. John Ambulance Program visit the manor, accompanied by their owners, the mother-son duo of Sue Muir and Mitch Gammon.
The manor’s CEO Lisa Smith says for some residents, it’s a reminder of when they had their own dog as either children or adults.
In addition to Glen Haven, Gammon and Muir take the dogs to the local NSCC campus and a high school.