Administrator’s pet dog putting smiles on Village Green residents’ faces

Village Green residents Dorothy Kennedy and Win Flieler play with Sadie, a Shih Tzu owned by administrator Linda Pierce. Sadie visits residents every week.

Linda Pierce says Sadie, her Shih Tzu –Maltese pup, is connecting with residents

Sadie, an 11-month-old Shih Tzu -Maltese, is making quite the impact on Village Green residents when administrator Linda Pierce brings her to the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Going ‘above and beyond’ every day nets Chiara Van Galen Everyday Hero Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Wildwood Care Centre dietary staff member described as ‘a person to be admired’

The first thing Chiara Van Galen’s colleagues notice about the Wildwood Care Centre cook is her dedication to residents and co-workers, and her willingness to go above and beyond her job description to enhance everyone’s quality of life. Read more

Streamway Villa staff comes in on day off to take residents to Remembrance Day service


Pictured above, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, along with resident veterans Marnie Burke (front) and Frances Gage (behind), lays a wreath at the Cobourg cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

Eight residents attend service at Cobourg cenotaph to honour veterans

Thanks to the efforts of several residents’ families and staff members who came in on their day off, Streamway Villa residents were able to attend a Remembrance Day service in Cobourg. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens’ new NCM says residents motivate him every day to deliver quality service

Pictured above, Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care manager Corey Grant.

‘There is so much care going around in all directions, so it’s really inspiring for me’

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – In the span of only three months, Corey Grant has gone from a dietary aide at Burnbrae Gardens to becoming the Campbellford long-term care home’s nutritional care manager (NCM). Read more

RPN Kristen Blundell honoured for her dedication to enhancing quality at Riverview Manor

Left to right, Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero Barb Koshowski and Inspired Leader Kristen Blundell are pictured here holding their awards during an Oct. 25 ceremony.

Inspired Leadership recipient is a ‘very dedicated and motivated’ team member, says administrator

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – One of the many things that makes Riverview Manor registered practical nurse (RPN) Kristen Blundell stand out is her constant drive to enhance the quality of life for people living at the Peterborough long-term care home, say her colleagues. Read more

Frost Manor BSO team working to decrease wandering with new hallway murals

Pictured above, Frost Manor recently used money provided from the BSO initiative to have murals painted on the walls of the home to help residents navigate hallways.

Murals will make it easier for residents with cognitive impairment to navigate the home

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is working towards decreasing wandering in residents with cognitive impairment with a new project to help make navigating the Lindsay long-term care home’ s hallways easier. Read more

Unbelievably realistic pets bringing unbelievable joy to Burnbrae residents

Burnbrae Gardens resident Frank Trombley is seen here holding one of the Companion Pets the Campbellford long-term care home recently purchased.

Companion Pets enhancing quality of life for residents of all cognitive abilities

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – A Burnbrae Gardens resident sits with a life-size mechanical cat on her lap. She softly strokes the cat, which happily purrs in response. Read more

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.

‘If we could only clone Kellie,’ her manager says

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

Riverview NSM Neil MacDonald elected OSNM Kawarthas chapter rep

Neil MacDonald

Neil is the second straight OMNI team member to hold the position

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor nutritional care manager (NSM) Neil MacDonald has been elected to represent the Kawarthas chapter of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management (OSNM). 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