Welcome to Fairhaven

“I have resided at Fairhaven for six very enjoyable years. I have been treasurer of the Resident Council for five years. The home has numerous daily activities, both mental and physical, to keep the mind and body active. The spacious grounds are ideal for those that wish to walk outdoors or wish to sit and enjoy the scenery. For those that want to rest, relax or meditate the garden patio is an excellent place to enjoy the surroundings. Management and staff are superb. All staff are exceptionally courteous and helpful. The home has eight dining rooms so there is no line up for meals. The meals are excellent. There are nurses 24/7 and a physician on call. I would certainly recommend Fairhaven as an ideal place to spend your golden years. We are indeed very fortunate to have Fairhaven in our community.”

Joe Sullivan, Resident of Fairhaven








Recreation Professionals of Ontario wishes to express its most sincere congratulations to our first Registered Recreation Professional member (RRP)!

In June, member Rhonda Lustic submitted her application to be a Registered Recreation Professional with RPO.  Rhonda submitted a thorough and concise application and has certainly set the bar high for the effort she put into completing the application as well as the extensive education and experience she was able to present to the RRP Committee for review.  We are so excited for you, Rhonda!

We reached out to Rhonda earlier this month to ask her give us some thoughts on what the RRP membership means for her.

I am very proud and honoured to be recognized as the first Registered Recreation Professional through RPO. Currently, I am the Programs and Support Services Manager at Fairhaven in Peterborough.

Fairhaven is a 256 bed municipal Long-term Care home. My responsibilities include the Resident Programs department, the Spiritual Care Program, the volunteer program and Resident Council. It is a hectic, crazy, busy role, but I love the variety, creativity and the people.

I have worked in the Recreation field for 25 years and continue to be a passionate supporter of Recreation Professionals. Over the course of my career, I have seen many changes to the roles and responsibilities of recreation professionals, and the populations we serve. I have been a member of (APO) RPO for 10 years and, believe in the work they do to enhance, empower and promote our profession. The RRP designation is an important step in the advancement of the field of Recreation Professionals, and I encourage everyone to work towards their designation and proudly call themselves an RRP.

-Rhonda Lustic, RRP


Established in 1960, Fairhaven is a 256-bed Long-Term Care Home offering high quality and compassionate care. Fairhaven is jointly owned by the municipalities of the City and County of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The redevelopment of Fairhaven finished in 2003 with Residents and staff moving into our “brand new” Home on January 27th of that year.

Fairhaven has established itself as an innovative organization committed to continuous quality improvement that serves the people of the Peterborough region.   As the needs of the community have changed, Fairhaven has responded by expanding its scope of services and reaching out to serve the continuum of needs in the long-term care field to individuals of all ages.

Fairhaven is a provincial model for the design and delivery of highly specialized programs and services, to its Residents and to other organizations in the community and beyond.

Our Home includes active Resident and Family Councils which provides for direct representation concerning issues which impact the quality of life of individuals residing at Fairhaven.

There is no smoking within Fairhaven in compliance with Ontario legislation.

Virtual tour of Fairhaven. Virtual Tour Video