OMNI homes make summer of 2018 memorable

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Bonfires, boat cruise, petting zoo among highlights

From hugging a goat to taking a Lift Lock boat cruise, the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for residents of several OMNI long-term care homes. Read more

VIDEO: Woodland Country Fair brings local community together

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers. Read more

Tiffany Maynes promoted to NCM within a year of joining Burnbrae team

Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care manager Tiffany Maynes.

She says support from her colleagues helped ease her transition from dietary aide to managerial position

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Tiffany Maynes jumped from being a food service worker at Burnbrae Gardens to becoming the Campbellford long-term care home’s nutritional care manager (NCM) in less than a year – a change she says was both “scary” and exciting. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens helps resident Madeline McCarthy celebrate 106th birthday

Burnbrae Gardens resident Madeline McCarthy poses during her 106th birthday party with the home’s administrator April Faux on Sept. 17.

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – The activity room at Burnbrae Gardens was packed on the afternoon of Sept. 17 with about 45 residents, staff and family members as everyone gathered to wish resident Madeline McCarthy a happy 106th birthday. Read more

Lift lock tour a new experience for some Streamway residents, a time to reminisce for others

Streamway Villa residents show off their big smiles as they make their way down the Otonabee River towards the Peterborough Lift Lock.

17 residents from Cobourg LTC home take visit world’s tallest hydraulic boat lift

Streamway Villa residents and staff members went on the famed Peterborough Lift Lock cruise on Sept. 11. The outing was a new experience for some residents, while others found themselves reminiscing about times they had spent on the water. Read more

Residents’ Bill of Rights educational sessions helps keep quality at the forefront: LEC

Educational sessions with staff have wrapped up; sessions with residents to start in November

Frost Manor has been educating its team members on the Residents’ Bill of Rights to ensure everyone understands the bill’s importance. The next step will be educating residents on the Bill of Rights so people living at the Lindsay long-term care home know what their rights are. This initiative ties in with OMNI Health Care’s commitment to quality and quality improvement, notes life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin. Read more

Keeping Residents’ Bill of Rights top of mind at Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin and residents’ council president Diane Hickman, pictured above, are educating residents and staff members at the Lindsay long-term care home about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

LEC and resident are working on education sessions for residents and staff to ensure everyone has an understanding of what residents’ rights are

To ensure everyone at Frost Manor understands the Residents’ Bill of Rights, the Lindsay long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) and president of the residents’ council have joined forces to host information sessions that change the way everyone is looking at the Bill of Rights. Read more

Corn roast whets resident appetites at Willow Estate

Willows Estate enjoy a corn roast at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home Aug. 31.

‘It was such a huge success’

Sweet corn fresh from the cob and garnished with real butter is residents to reach for a second helping in more ways than one.

Willows Estate residents recently enjoyed a “corn roast” and some people enjoyed two or three cobs of corn. And, the event was such a hit, residents are now asking for an encore before summer’s end.

Willows Estate hosted its first gathering for the Aurora long-term care home residents Aug. 31 on the home’s patio. At least 20 residents took part and 48 cobs of corn were consumed.

“It was such a huge success,” life enrichment co-ordinator Teddy Mazzuca tells The OMNIway.

“It’s something different” adds Teddy about why the event was so popular. And there’s more to the story than a meal. “It’s a social event.”

On the day of the affair, amidst beautiful weather, residents who wished to participate gathered in the long-term care home’s kitchen to husk the corn. The corn was then cooked in large pots of boiling water and prepped to be served outdoors.

The cobs of corn were purchased from a local farm. Teddy says it has proven to be an especially good year for flavourful corn on the cob.

At a residents’ council meeting Sept. 6, residents requested another corn roast before the summer officially ends in a few weeks.

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Retiring LEA Delores Pollard is saying goodbye but not farewell to Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment aide Delores Pollard is pictured here with resident Dorothy Burrows.

11-year team member will be volunteering at Lindsay LTC home

Delores Pollard may be retiring on Sept. 21, but the Frost Manor life enrichment aide (LEA) says she plans to continue to come to the Lindsay long-term care home to volunteer and help with special events. Read more

Who wants poutine? Springdale Country Manor residents get served their requested lunch

Resident Lorna Hillan enjoys a plate of poutine at Springdale Country Manor on Sept. 5.

Chip truck stopped by the home Sept. 5 to dish up french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently requested poutine for lunch, so that’s what they got on Sept. 5. In fact, the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s staff members even arranged for a chip truck to pull up to the home over the lunch hour that day to dish up residents’ orders. Read more