Serving Seniors with Excellence, Love and Dignity.
Radiant Care is a faith-based, charitable not-for-profit organization offering a full continuum of seniors housing and care at two sites in the Niagara Region.
We invite all of our staff, families, and visitors to participate in Montessori. We would love to see you use one of our Montessori kits or activity areas with your loved one on your next visit. You may find that this is some of the most meaningful time you spend here!
Browse our website to learn more about Montessori and how to have a meaningful visit with someone who has dementia, donate money or requested items to our Montessori programming, visit or volunteer, or ask us about other ways you can get involved.
At Radiant Care, we have a “Gift Tree” on which you will find tags indicating a variety of items that would be great additions to our Montessori program. If you are looking to provide Radiant Care with a gift, simply select one of these tags or view the list below and then find/purchase the item listed and drop it off to our Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor.
The Radiant Care Foundation serves to Open Doors for Seniors. One of the ways we do this is through our Montessori programming. Monetary donations help us create a home-like environment and offer life-enriching programs and activities based on individual resident/tenant abilities, interests, and needs.Donate
Become a friendly visitor! Many residents and tenants enjoy spending one-on-one time with a friendly visitor volunteer. As part of your volunteer training, you will learn more about our Montessori philosophy of care and how you can implement it in your volunteer role. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more.Become a Volunteer
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A Montessori home is a friendly place for the residents and staff. Since it was implemented at Radiant Care it has improved relationships between staff and residents by engaging them in meaningful activity.
Montessori activities are meaningful to residents because they are used to doing them their whole life. It's natural for them. Residents are more at peace and more comfortable living in their homes.
I like to bake because of the fellowship. It allows me to reach out and help others. That's where my heart is: helping others.
I donate to Radiant Care because the money is used wisely. We have fantastic staff here. My donations go to make improvements for those who live at Radiant Care. We can trust our gifts to Radiant Care will be used for a good purpose.
We take the time to focus on each person as an individual. Someone with a past, present & future. Not just focusing on their personal care needs. We learn who they are, who they were and building them a life in the home that helps them contribute to the community.
Montessori is having the ability to deal with different stages of dementia and different personality traits. It has taught me different techniques on how to help the residents.
Montessori continues to change our homes. We can see how happy the residents are! It makes them happy because we show them our love. When we learn what they like we can implement programs to help them connect to their past.
• Children’s clothing & newborn baby clothing
• Markers, pencil crayons, dry erase markers
• Non-toxic paint, paint brushes, table easels, canvases
• Watering cans and gardening supplies (e.g. hand rakes, shovels, dirt)
• Sewing needles & yarn (only yarn for TM)
• Simple puzzles
• Sorting activities
• Coffee table style reading/picture books