Public Notice: A Video Introduction to Perley Rideau Updated 10/25/2018

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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 Rideau pilot project helping patients get back on their feet

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

February 26, 2018: Perley Rideau 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 The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre 

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

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

February 2018: Perley Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau, Ottawa Hospital launch ‘cutting edge’ elderly patient diversion unit

October 27, 2017: New unit at Perley Rideau 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 and Rideau 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 Rideau to mark battle's centennial

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

August 15, 2017: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre is a real gem: Foundation wants to raise awareness as well as funds

July 5, 2017: Perley Rideau 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 The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre (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 Rideau

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

February 14, 2017: Parliamentary Secretary Sherry Romanado visits The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre to deliver valentines to Veterans

February 4, 2017: Valentines for Veterans at Diefenbunker

February 3, 2017: Perley Rideau 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 and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

January 13, 2017: Algonquin College, Perley Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau's campaign to raise awareness of PTSD (video not available)

August 25, 2016: Perley Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau, 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 Rideau.

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 the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

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 Rideau'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 Rideau, VISTAS: Alta Vista-Canterbury Community Newspaper, pages 1, 13, 23.


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

December 9, 2015 - Refugees find work at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, CBC News Ottawa

December 6, 2015Akos Hoffer, CEO of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 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 Rideau 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 Rideau.

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 Rideau.

November 6, 2015 - Read the Ottawa Citizen article on the life of Perley Rideau 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 Rideau (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 Rideau

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

May 8, 2015 - The full CBC story of two Perley Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau story at the May 4th meeting of the 100 Women Who Care.

April 1, 2015---Perley and Rideau 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 Rideau Foundation 

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

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

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 Rideau 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 Rideau

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 --- Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Perley Rideau 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 Rideau 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 Rideau continues serving

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

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

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

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 Rideau resident Mervin Jones and his fellow paratroopers among the first from Canada to land in French territory on D-Day

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

MAY 22, 2014 --- Car lottery proceeds support Perley and Rideau 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 Rideau as part of Volunteer Week 

APRIL 7, 2014 --- Recent Volunteers' survey gives thumbs up for Perley Rideau 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 Rideau'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 Rideau goes for the gold in new car lottery

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

Perley Rideau Notables