9th annual “Making a Difference Awards”

Honouring Those Who Live and Work With Us Who Continually put Others First

Jarlette Health Services together with Sliver Fox Pharmacy held their 9th 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 Jarlette’s homes and lodges. Leacock Care Centre in Orillia, Avalon Care Centre, Meadow Park in London and Elizabeth Centre were hosts to the award recipients, their families and friends. 

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 framed 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 park bench donated to their home or lodge with a commemorative plaque. In addition, each of the homes and lodges will host their very own celebration.

This Year's Recipients:

Alexander Place - Delores Desario
Avalon Care Centre - Grant Mainprize
Avalon Retirement Lodge - Bob Sorenson
Bayfield House - David Sealy
Elizabeth Centre - Anne Marie Paquette
Leacock Care Centre - Ann Leatherdale
Leacock Retirement Lodge - Julie Belter
Manitoulin Lodge - James Howard
Meadow Park Chatham - Nancy "Nan" Smith
Meadow Park London - Edith Waggot
Muskoka Landing - Keith Austin
Roberta Place Long Term Care - Brian Baker
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge - Lois Bernaerts
Royal Rose Place - Josie tenDen
Southampton Care Centre - Marion Mason
Stayner Care Centre - Bridie Clifford
Temiskaming Lodge - Kye Palmer
Villa Care Centre - Rene Leistner
Villa Retirement Lodge - Joan Corbier
Waterside Retirement Lodge - Jim Byers

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 with fellow staff members;
  3. How their passion for making connections with the residents has benefited the homes in which they work. 

This year's nominees are:

Roberta Place Long Term Care Mike Sandy Restorative Care Aide and Physiotherapy Assistant
Bayfield House Retirement Lodge Kim Korpatnicki Breakfast Cook
Meadow Park (Chatham) Long Term Care Tammy Kett Dietary Aide
Muskoka Landing Long Term Care Wendy Ivanov Life Enrichment Aide
Meadow Park London Long Term Care Sandra Wolliston Housekeeper
Manitoulin Lodge Long Term Care Nicole Middleton Nurse's Aid
Villa Care Centre Long Term Care Brenda Robitaille Personal Support Worker
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Karen Lubianetzky BSO- PSW
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge Retirement Lodge Carol-Ann Riddle Resident Attendant
Leacock Retirement Lodge Retirement Lodge Mary Buchanan Resident Attendant
Alexander Place Long Term Care Delroy Stewart Personal Support Worker
Temiskaming Lodge Long Term Care Monique Caron-Harris Laundry Aide
Waterside Retirement Lodge Retirement Lodge Natasha Kulyk Resident Attendant
Stayner Care Centre Long Term Care Crystal Chittenden Registered Nurse
Avalon Retirement Lodge Retirement Lodge Genevieve Turrell Personal Support Worker/UCP
Leacock Care Centre Long Term Care Barb White Dietary Aide
Southampton Care Centre Long Term Care Lisa Carr PSW
Elizabeth Centre Long Term Care Judy Skrtic Personal Support Worker
Villa Retirement Lodge Retirement Lodge Bogusia "Bea" Zurokawski Resident Attendant

Making a Difference Awards 2016
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