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

A ‘natural born leader,’ Wildwood Care Centre PSW honoured for her ‘residents first’ approach

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).

Holly Williams receives Inspired Leadership Award

For 27 years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Williams has been what Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh calls a “natural born leader” at the St. Mary’s, Ont., long-term care and retirement home. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens overrun with witches and ghosts on Halloween

Home hosts Halloween party and potluck that scores high resident, staff engagement

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Witches, ghosts and a creative assortment of other ghouls were roaming Burnbrae Gardens on Oct. 31, during the Campbellford long-term care home’s annual Halloween party. Read more

Falls Prevention Month campaign offers ideas, resources to keep people on their feet

Campaign also helps LTC homes and other organizations promote their falls prevention initiatives

November is Falls Prevention Month, and a national campaign to help long-term care homes and caregivers of seniors keep people on their feet is offering valuable resources and information. 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

A ‘true resident advocate,’ PSW Barb Koshowski named Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero

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

‘Barb has been devoted to OMNI and to Riverview Manor; we appreciate her devotion’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Personal support worker (PSW) Barb Koshowski is known around Riverview Manor as a staff member who is always going above and beyond for residents, family members and her colleagues at the Peterborough long-term care home. Read more

Maplewood dishes out pasta, cash for residents’ council

Maplewood

‘We had a good turnout for our first year’

After serving up spaghetti for a crowd, Maplewood residents will now have the opportunity to venture out on more community outings. Read more

Lifelong volunteer Pat Hill receives Wildwood Care Centre’s Lifetime Achievement 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).

Pat has spent years helping others through community programs, schools and her church

Pat Hill has dedicated much of her life to volunteering in her community. She has generously donated her time to a wide variety of community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, schools, a hospital and her church. Read more