Entre Nous Saint-Louis Residence Publication 8 The Partners in Excellence recognition program is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the exceptional performance and contributions of the employees, physicians and volunteers who work alongside all of us every day and enrich the quality of life of our patients, residents and colleagues. We encourage you to take a moment to nominate the colleagues you feel are deserving of an excellence award by April 1. Congratulations to the 2017 LTC winners: Marie-Florance Célestin, Germaine Dimanche, Guerda Baronvil, Bertha Jean Lazarre, Odette Malongu, Lunie Cadet, Rose Secyugu, Sylvie Mpoyo Tshama, Fritz Longin, Guy Hull and Angèle Carisse On February 6, 2018, we proudly recognized Saint-Louis Residence (SLR) best practice champions. Over the last three years, these champions served as resources and mentors to other employees for the implementation of four best practice guidelines. SLR looks forward to being awarded their full Best Practice Spotlight Organization designation this April. It will be an accomplishment we will be proud to share with Accreditation Canada surveyors next spring. Bruyere LTC is committed to sustaining its efforts as it utilizes the framework and strategies to continue to implement more best practice guidelines and enhance the quality of care for long-term care for residents. Preventing violence and creating a respectful workplace environment is everyone’s responsibility. A new online module is available for all staff members. This mandatory training is fun and will take less than 20 minutes. Course title: Preventing Violence in the Workplace 2017-2020 Completion date: February 20, 2018 The Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long- Term Care presents the next webinar Cycling Without Age: Enhancing Lives of Seniors— The Right to Wind in Your Hair. Cycling Without Age is an innovative program designed to provide seniors with a great opportunity to remain connected to society and active in our community. It was launched at multiple Bruyère sites. March 12, from 12-1 p.m. To register: http://bit.ly/2G7cCin. On January 18, Saint-Louis Residence held the kick-off to a beautiful journey! More than 70 people came together for the Shared Aspirations in Long-Term Care workshop. This very special event brought together residents, family members, nurses, auxiliary services and food services staff, physicians, researchers, managers, partners and board members. Their goal was to bring out and explore our strengths and positive core and to think about what the care and services in our long-term care homes might look like in the future. We sincerely thank all participants for their commitment to making our long-term care homes even better places to live and work.