No matter which home she worked at, Frost Manor administrator says strong teamwork is what always made a difference
LINDSAY, Ont. – After serving the residents of three OMNI Health Care homes during the past 27 years, Connie Abrams is opening a new chapter in life.
While she may be retiring from OMNI, Connie, who most recently served as Frost Manor’s administrator, is going to continue working. She and her husband have an Internet business, and Connie will now be devoting her time to building that company.
On May 3, Connie’s friends, family members, co-workers and residents at the Lindsay long-term care home came together to give her a retirement party and wish her well in her new pursuits. Plenty of Connie’s colleagues from other OMNI homes were also on hand to help her celebrate.
Connie began her career at OMNI working in life enrichment. She first worked at Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood, eventually becoming that home’s administrator.
When OMNI acquired Country Terrace in Komoka in December 2007, Connie became administrator of that home. At Country Terrace, Connie helped team members with the transition to a new organization. She also helped OMNI implement its mission, vision and values at Country Terrace.
After a few years at Country Terrace, Connie transferred to Frost Manor to be closer to her family.
In addressing attendees at her farewell party, Connie remarked on the strong sense of teamwork she experienced throughout her career at OMNI, both at a home level and at a corporate level.
“Frost Manor has some awesome teams that make me look great; OMNI also has some awesome teams that make Frost Manor look great, (and) without everyone working together, that just wouldn’t happen,” Connie said.
“The whole team at Frost Manor has always been a shared experience for me. It has never been about one person.”
Doneath Stewart, who formerly served as Frost Manor’s director of care, has been named Frost Manor’s new administrator.
In a speech to the party’s attendees, Doneath said the nearly three years she worked with Connie have been “memorable.”
“I have learned a whole lot from Connie,” Doneath said, adding the one thing that stands out for her was how Connie recommended she always take new ideas one step at a time. It’s a method Doneath says has worked well.
“So for that, I want to say thank you, Connie.”
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