Everyday Hero Kellie Bennett recognized for her residents-first approach at Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace 2017 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Karen Paquette (left) and Everyday Hero recipient Kellie Bennett (right) hold their awards alongside assistant director of care Michelle Dawson.

Garden Terrace life enrichment co-ordinator Sylvia Monette sits in her office, watching life enrichment aide Kellie Bennett leading the Moving to Music program. Sylvia sees that the activity room is full of residents who are loudly singing with Kellie. All are doing their exercises and smiling. Read more

Garden Terrace residents team up with local students to carve Halloween pumpkins

Pictured above, Garden Terrace residents and Holy Trinity Catholic High School students spent the afternoon of Oct. 31 carving pumpkins.

Intergenerational activity results in fun and laughter for everyone

A group of 24 students from Holy Trinity Catholic High School stopped by Garden Terrace on Oct. 31 to help residents carve pumpkins and get into the Halloween spirit ahead of the annual party at the Kanata long-term care home. Read more

Office manager Karen Paquette brings strong professionalism and positivity to Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace 2017 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Karen Paquette (left) and Everyday Hero recipient Kellie Bennett (right) hold their awards alongside assistant director of care Michelle Dawson.

Administrator Christine Schyf recalls how these qualities were shining bright the first day she met Karen

Christine Schyf recalls how she knew Garden Terrace “would be a great place to work” as soon as she met office manager Karen Paquette. Read more

Common thread among Everyday Hero recipients is their resident focus

Staff members share common traits

From their caring nature to their strong work ethic, OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Heroes have similar characteristics. Read more

Garden Terrace toasts staff members during National Nursing Week

Pictured above, team members from Garden Terrace pose in nursing hats made by director of care Michelle Dawson during National Nursing Week.

Managers host daily events to acknowledge staff and their work

Front-line staff members at Garden Terrace were celebrated for their hard work and dedication to residents and to each other during National Nursing Week. Read more

Christmas season is in full swing at Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Residents, family members and staff celebrating the holidays together

The Christmas season is in high gear at Garden Terrace, where residents and staff members have embraced spirit of the holidays by decorating the Ottawa-area long-term care home and hosting its annual Christmas-light celebration. Read more

Appreciating Jeff Bedley’s dependability, loyalty – and contagious smile

Jeff Bedley enjoying a recent Family Fun Day at Garden Terrace.

Jeff Bedley enjoying a recent Family Fun Day at Garden Terrace.

Garden Terrace’s resident services co-ordinator chosen as Inspired Leader

Jeff Bedley says he likes to smile and have fun at work – and then watch that energy spread. “If the staff see (you smiling and having fun), then they will do it as well and then it spreads through the home,” the Garden Terrace resident services co-ordinator tells The OMNIway. Read more

Everyday Hero awardee brings her heart to work

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Evelyn Dos Santos’ helpful, smiling presence gets noticed at Garden Terrace

“My heart is in this home.” That’s how Evelyn Dos Santos describes her relationship with  Garden Terrace, where she works as a housekeeping aide. Read more

Residents council votes to put winning funds into a day of celebration

Puppeteers were among the guests of the Family Fun Day held Aug. 20 at Garden Terrace.

Puppeteers were among the guests of the Family Fun Day held Aug. 20 at Garden Terrace.

Garden Terrace Family Fun Day made possible through campaign win

The Garden Terrace residents’ council voted to host a Family Fun Day with the funds the council received as a result of Garden Terrace winning an award in this year’s Better Seniors’ Care campaign. Read more

Garden Terrace takes top honours in OLTCA letter-writing campaign

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Social media, in-house advertising helps home place first in its category

Utilizing social media and advertising the Better Seniors’ Care campaign throughout Garden Terrace helped the Kanata long-term care home receive top honours in this year’s letter-writing contest aimed at improving funding for Ontario’s long-term care sector. Read more