Entries by Deron Hamel

Holiday season in full swing at Maplewood

Brighton long-term care home involved with a variety of resident-focused events Thursday, December 19, 2013 — Deron Hamel Maplewood’s holiday season began the first week of December with the Brighton long-term care home’s annual Christmas party with 8 Wing Trenton and the local Royal Canadian Legion branch, and the momentum has been ongoing since. For […]

Riverview Manor helps community with toy drive

Peterborough home collects two boxes of toys Wednesday, December 18, 2013 — Deron Hamel Riverview Manor has been demonstrating the Christmas spirit this holiday season through its involvement with a Peterborough radio station’s annual toy drive to benefit children in low-income families. This year the home’s staff members and families donated enough toys to fill […]

Wayne Rostad makes resident’s dream come true

Entertainer accepts invite to play at Almonte Country Haven Monday, December 16, 2013 — Deron Hamel Pat Schlievert is the latest Almonte Country Haven resident to have a wish granted by the Lanark County long-term care home’s Never Too Late to Realize Your Dreams initiative. Having learned about the program through a story in the […]

Administrator underscores role of storytelling in strengthening health system

OMNIway stories capturing attention outside Ontario December 13, 2013 — Deron Hamel When a nurse in Nova Scotia was recently looking for information about the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative he did an Internet search and came across an OMNIway story about Streamway Villa’s success with the program that’s posted on the Central East Local […]

G8 health ministers commit to curing dementia by 2025

OMNI administrator shares thoughts on international plan Thursday, December 12, 2013 — Deron Hamel The health ministers of the world’s eight largest economies committed on Wednesday to finding a cure for dementia, a condition affecting an estimated 44 million people worldwide, including 500,000 Canadians, by 2025. It’s estimated that 1.4 million Canadians will have some […]