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.
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I really find value in seeing the older people interact with Randy. We bring smiles and laughter to the residents! It brings brightness to their lives. When the residents interact with Randy it gives them a sense of love and acceptance.
I have been making toques for about 20 years. I brought this here and we got some of the ladies involved. They weren't sure at first if they could do it, but we taught them. We have made thousands over the years and sent them to those in need.
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 certainly enjoy being looked after, but I also feel very independent. I feel fit, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I like to make friends and I have friends here. Every morning I ask the Lord to guide me and it's incredible to see what happens. I'm very thankful for what I do have.
We utilize what residents' interests are and create programs that are authentic and genuine to the residents. We really like to focus on the residents and what they enjoy and care about. It's an authentic and holistic approach to care. We like to get to know our residents and collaborate with different staff.
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