10th Annual Making a Difference Awards

Honouring those who live and work with us who continually put others first

Jarlette Health Services- Ontario

Jarlette Health Services together with Sliver Fox Pharmacy held their 10th annual “Making a Difference Awards” Ceremonies. These awards honour residents of Jarlette Health Services’ 14 Long Term Care and 6 Retirement Lodges for their remarkable accomplishments, outstanding contributions to society to their community and/or their home or lodge.

Twenty Recipients were honoured this year across the province

Gala lunches were held at four of our Jarlette homes and lodges. Bayfield House Retirement Lodge in Penetanguishene, Meadow Park in London, Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville, and Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron were hosts to the award recipients, their families and friends.


*Photo above: Bayfield House Retirement Lodge- Penetanguishene 

These celebrations provided an excellent opportunity to share the lifetime accomplishments and contributions of each person living in Jarlette homes and lodges. Recipients were also presented with a certificate and pin to commemorate their achievements along with a choice of a donation made in their name to a charity of their choice, or a cheque donated to their home or lodge. In addition, each of the homes and lodges will host their very own celebration.
*Photo above: Elizabeth Centre- Val Caron
This Year's Recipients:

Alexander Place - Lillian Skewes
Avalon Care Centre - Lajos "Louis" Simo
Avalon Retirement Lodge - Lorraine Hinrichsen
Bayfield House Retirement Lodge - Elizabeth & Herbert Thony
Elizabeth Centre - Doris Labelle
Leacock Care Centre - Michael Young
Leacock Retirement Lodge - Hugh Rowlinson
Manitoulin Lodge - Caroline More
Meadow Park Chatham - Verna Chalcraft
Meadow Park London - Sharon Garbutt
Muskoka Landing - Barb James
Roberta Place Long Term Care - Lillian Gracey
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge - Doug Suter
Royal Rose Place - Peter Protz
Southampton Care Centre - Kathleen "Kay" Soden
Stayner Care Centre - Marie Bates
Temiskaming Lodge - Audrey Jelly
Villa Care Centre - Gordon Underwood
Villa Retirement Lodge - Yvette Desroches
Waterside Retirement Lodge - Colin & Jean Keen


*Photo above: Avalon Care Centre- Orangeville 


Roberta Jarlette Making a Difference Award- Nominees

This year we also recognize staff who are exemplary employees working in our long term care homes and retirement lodges. To qualify they must work in the departments of nursing, wellness, recreation, dietary, housekeeping or laundry. The nominees wholly demonstrate the Jarlette Health Services values which are:

Everything we do is with commitment and passion
We treat people with respect
We are proactively accountable and responsible
We strive to do the right thing

And our Core Purpose:


One nominee from each of our long-term care homes and one from our retirement lodges will be selected by a committee in the coming months and announced at the end of the year. For example the selection committee will evaluate:

1. How the employees are champions of seniors' services;

2. How they inspire and keep positive relationships wth fellow staff members;

3. How their passion for making conections with the residents has benefited the homes in which they work.

*Photo above: Meadow Park- London 


This year's nominees are:

Roberta Place
Long Term Care
Andrea Damas
Personal Support Worker
Bayfield House
Retirement Lodge
Karen Rever
Resident Attendant
Meadow Park (Chatham)
Long Term Care
Julie Burd
Health Care Aide
Muskoka Landing
Long Term Care
Brandy McIndoo
Personal Support Worker
Meadow Park London
Long Term Care
Paul James
Dietary Aide
Manitoulin Lodge
Long Term Care
Shelley Honess
Housekeeping Aide-Nutra
Villa Care Centre
Long Term Care
Cheryl Noel
Personal Support Worker
Avalon Care Centre
Long Term Care
Nicole Smith
Dietary Aide
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge
Retirement Lodge
Theresa Smith
Resident Attendant
Leacock Retirement Lodge
Retirement Lodge
Sherry Bush
Resident Attendant
Alexander Place
Long Term Care
Barbara Lowery
Personal Support Worker
Temiskaming Lodge
Long Term Care
Lucie Lauzon
Dietary Aide
Waterside Retirement Lodge
Retirement Lodge
Janet Wheadon
Dietary Aide 
Stayner Care Centre
Long Term Care
Mary Brinn
Health Care Aide
Avalon Retirement Lodge
Retirement Lodge
Della Braiden
Resident Attendant
Leacock Care Centre
Long Term Care
Katie Van Dusen
Personal Support Worker
Southampton Care Centre
Long Term Care
Allison Trumbley
Personal Support Worker
Elizabeth Centre

Villa Retirement Lodge

Royal Rose Place
Long Term Care


Long Term Care
Amanda Maltais

Denise Marchand

David Charquette
Life Enrichment Aide

Dietary Aide

Personal Support Worker









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