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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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Volunteer Laurie Brooks ‘brings a lot of life’ to Frost Manor

LINDSAY, Ont. - Laurie Brooks says she “always wanted to look after people,” so she decided to try her hand at volunteering at Frost Manor. Ten years later, Laurie is still a regular volunteer at the Lindsay long-term care home.
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Volunteer musical trio honoured with OLTCA awards for work with Forest Hill residents

Forest Hill on April 18 presented three of its volunteer musicians with Circle of Excellence awards from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) to honour their contributions to residents.
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Connie Coll reflects on year volunteering at Springdale with her cat, Hero

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. - Connie Coll says the support she and her cat, Hero, have received from Springdale Country Manor has been “wonderful” since the duo began volunteering at the Peterborough County long-term care home 15 months ago.
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Burnbrae Gardens staff and residents wear hockey jerseys in support of Humboldt Broncos

Residents and staff members at Burnbrae Gardens showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos on April 12 when they joined the #JerseysforHumboldt campaign in support of those affected by the recent bus crash that claimed the lives of members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team and employees.
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Village Green team member praised for his ‘meow-nificent’ work with residents

One of Village Green’s longtime team members plays a unique but important role at the Greater Napanee long-term care home – and you might be surprised to learn who that is.
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Gardening program at Frost Manor is curbing agitation for residents with cognitive impairment

An indoor gardening program created by Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team that’s aimed at curbing agitation in residents with cognitive impairment is making a positive impact, especially on one resident.
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(VIDEO) ‘Oh, I just love it in here’: Village Green resident discusses what she loves about her home

SELBY, Ont. - Maxine Saunders, 99, says she’s enjoying every aspect of life at Village Green.
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EDITORIAL: We do a great job creating communities, so let’s keep taking it up a notch

Judging by many of the stories The OMNIway has covered recently, it’s hard not to notice the spirit of community that flows through each of OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes.
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Willows Estate residents have ‘a ball’ at Medieval Times

From watching knights joust to eating a meal with no utensils, a recent trip to Medieval Times was an “awesome” experience for Willows Estate.