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Our Stories

November 2018

Gemstone Celebrates Community Unity

Residents and team members at Gemstone Care Centre put their caring hands to work earlier this month to prepare sandwiches – lots of sandwiches – for the Love Hard Society.


September 2018

Gemstone Celebrates 5 Years of Serving Seniors in Kamloops

It seems like it was just yesterday when there was the hustle and bustle of preparing for our first residents to move in.

Five years later...

April 2018

Staff & Residents Welcome Gemstone’s first Volunteer and Community Coordinator!

Gemstone Care Centre is pleased to welcome Stacey Baker to the newly developed position of Volunteer and Community Coordinator.

Meet Stacey...

October 2017

Good Things Grow at Gemstone with Intergenerational Programs

At Gemstone, we too feel the back-to-school sentiment in the air as our ‘intergenerational programs’ continue through the fall season. The opportunity to learn and grow comes to us at any age and through many different teachers. From tots to seniors and every generation in between, residents and students, staff and volunteers, our programs enrich the lives of all who participate and connect in our community of care for seniors.


May 2017

Gemstone Care Centre Introduces Point Click Care™ for Enhanced Resident Care

As resident care becomes more complex, enhancing communication across an interdisciplinary team is imperative. Gemstone Care Centre is proud of the investment in Point Click Care™ technology, an electronic health record (EHR) platform that will benefit residents through the delivery of enhanced quality of care along with increased support for our service team.

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December 2016

Holidays Create Special Opportunities for People Living with Dementia

The spirit of Christmas is all around us and with it are the magical moments that light up all of our senses and create joy: the smells of gingerbread cookies and turkey stuffing; familiar Christmas carols; the excitement of Santa sightings and snow; the warmth of a card from a loved one; and even a first kiss under the mistletoe. It’s a time loaded with traditions that we gather up over our journey of life, and these treasured memories sit tucked away inside us for a very long time.

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February 2015

“There’s magic that happens when you bring children and seniors together”

The Parent-Tot Mother Goose Program is offered in communities across Canada, yet at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, the program has a special ‘intergenerational’ element. It is through amazing programs such as this that unique connections are made possible for residents at Gemstone – and children and parents.

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