Forest Hill residents ‘can’t help falling in love’ with Elvis impersonator

Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart is seen here with Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard (left) and Maureen Johnson (right) following a recent performance.

Bruce Stewart’s performance of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s famous numbers wows residents and staff

Renowned Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart recently played a performance at Forest Hill, and residents were nothing short of amazed at his talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest. Read more

Royal wedding fever comes to Forest Hill

Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard and Ruth Antoniades are pictured here wearing fascinators while watching the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Residents and staff spend two weeks preparing to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal fever was in full swing at Forest Hill during the two weeks leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, and the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home hosted a wide variety of activities aimed at celebrating the couple’s big day. Read more

Food, photos, trivia and teamwork mark Nursing Week at Forest Hill

Home celebrates team members from all departments during five days of fun and laughter

Forest Hill celebrated National Nursing Week with a variety of activities that both engaged staff members from all departments and reflected OMNI Health Care’s core value of fun and laughter. Read more

A taste of Mexico comes to Forest Hill for Cinco de Mayo

Forest Hill resident Margaret Bryce and LEA Karime Chavolla are seen here during the home’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Residents treated to celebration of Mexican culture

Forest Hill residents celebrated Mexican culture May 5 when the Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that featured Mexican food, music and even a presentation about Mexico’s national holiday. Read more

Volunteer musical trio honoured with OLTCA awards for work with Forest Hill residents

Left to right, Forest Hill volunteer musicians Pat Hennessey, Andrew McWeeny and Gerry Armstrong hold the OLTCA Circle of Excellence awards they were presented with on April 18.

Gerry Armstrong, Andrew McWeeny and Pat Hennessey are not only favourite entertainers at the home, their music helps residents affected by cognitive impairment

Forest Hill on April 18 presented three of its volunteer musicians with Circle of Excellence awards from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) to honour their contributions to residents. Read more

Winter Games helps Forest Hill life enrichment team increase programming participation

Forest Hill residents pose with their medals at the close of the Winter Games on Feb. 26. The Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted events to coincide the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Hosting Olympic-themed activation increased resident participation, says LEC Craig Forrest.

Life enrichment team adds Olympic twist to scheduled events, much to residents’ enjoyment

Embracing the spirit of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games proved to be the perfect way to increase participation in activities at Forest Hill, says the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC). Read more

Residents’ choice lunch program brings Forest Hill residents their favourite meals

Life enrichment and dietary departments work together to enhance quality mealtimes

A lunch program at Forest Hill started with a simple request in 2016. Some of the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents were craving club sandwiches and asked for them to be available on the lunch menu. Read more

Forest Hill LEA comes up with a ‘picture-perfect’ surprise for residents’ families

Forest Hill resident Barbara McWeeny poses for a Christmas photo that was taken by LEA Rita Gurova.

Rita Gurova photographs 144 residents and sends the pictures to families as gifts

Just before Christmas, Forest Hill life enrichment aide (LEA) Rita Gurova decided to marry her passion for photography with her passion for working with the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Marty Joiner’s life reflective of what Lifetime Achievement Award represents

Pictured above, Blanche Joiner, the wife of former Forest Hill resident Marty Joiner, holds Marty’s Lifetime Achievement Award, surrounded by her family.

Former Forest Hill resident was dedicated to his country, family and other residents

It’s fitting Forest Hill resident Marcel “Marty” Joiner received the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, as he was the epitome of a person whose life reflected all areas of what the award represents. Read more

Kelly Desjardins’ work ethic, willingness to help others earns her Inspired Leadership Award

Forest Hill office manager Kelly Desjardins, pictured above, received the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award at a recent ceremony. Kelly was nominated for the honour because she incorporates OMNI’s mission, vision and values into her work every day.

Forest Hill’s office manager is always going above and beyond to make sure everything is running smoothly, says administrator

Office manager Kelly Desjardins demonstrates leadership by incorporating OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values into her work each day at Forest Hill. Read more