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Second day of Advent

December 3: the second day of Advent 2018 The Dark night of the soul, like the refining fire, is an experience we faithful followers of Jesus undergo as our loving creator purifies and frees us of everything that both entangles and prevents us from becoming everything...

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The first day of Advent, an introduction

December 2: first day of Advent 2018 We are so hungry for God… for the peace that passes understanding, for the ecstasy we sometimes touch in nature and in worship, for the touch, the felt experience of the One in whom we live and move and have our being, for...

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PAKENHAM FOOT CARE SERVICES

          Foot and nail assessments Nail trimming and filing Ingrown, thickened and/or fungal nails Callus, corn and bunion care And more… By appointment only: 613-624-5518 Services provided at Stonebridge Haven by Soft Soles Foot Care foot care nurse and nurse...

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Dan’s Blog #11: Caregivers getting it wrong

I like to call caregivers modern day Saints. This is not to suggest that we are perfect. Like everyone else, we make lots of mistakes whether we want to admit it or not. Today, unfortunately, was a good case in point. I chose to take my supper with my in-laws because...

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Dan’s blog #10: And then there were three…

My adventure in caregiving this time around has been focused on my in-laws, who share our family home with us and the Day Program we are running at our retreat centre, Stonebridge Haven. But this house where I live is a BIG house on a BIG lot with permissive zoning...

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Fall 2018 Courses

              For more information on Fall 2018 courses, please check out our course schedule page thank you.  ...

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Dan’s blog #9: The Double Dementia Dance

  The DDDance moves are becoming more intricate. As her memory is increasingly full of holes, she's filling in with her imagination without realizing it. Of course even those of us with healthy brains do this: even scientists show unconscious bias when interpreting...

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Dan’s blog #8: My grief as a caregiver

I am more and more deeply involved in the lives of frail elderly seniors, some of whom are directly in my care, and others whom I care for on an occasional basis in our Adult Day Program at Stonebridge Haven. As I watch these vital and precious souls slowly declining,...

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Dan’s blog #6: From Caregiver to Care Manager

It's been more than two years since I took on the full-time care of my in-laws. We had been supporting them since their move to a nice independent living facility, but when we could see that they were at risk of being separated by health crises we arranged to have...

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