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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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PSW 'lives the OMNI values on a 24-7 basis'

ORILLIA, Ont. - From the staff member who pushes herself to grow professionally to the personal support worker (PSW) who personifies the OMNI values, Almonte Country Haven is proud to have both an “Inspired Leader” and an “Everyday Hero” in house.
The Streamway Villa Big Bike team.
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Streamway Villa pedals for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Thirteen people representing Streamway Villa took to the streets of Cobourg May 27 to raise money and bring awareness to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada during the organization’s annual Big Bike event.
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Inspired Leader a 'ray of sunshine,' says colleague

When Pleasant Meadow Manor personal support worker (PSW) Sarah McAdams walks through the door of the Norwood long-term care home at the start of her shifts, she always has a smile on her face, says her colleague Susan Towns.
A team put together at Riverview Manor raised $5,000 for this year's Peterborough Mandarin MS Walk.
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Riverview Manor team raises $5K at MS walk

A team representing Riverview Manor has raised $5,000 for this year's Peterborough Mandarin MS Walk. It's the second year the home has participated.
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Christine Schyf 'an outstanding individual'

ORILLIA, Ont. - While at a bowling party with her children, Carolyn Della Foresta met a woman she was determined would work at Garden Terrace.

OMNI salutes its leaders, heroes in special awards ceremony

ORILLIA, Ont. - From the life enrichment aide (LEA) who captivates residents through mindfulness meditation sessions to the office manager who helps rally the troops, OMNI Health Care recognized its “Everyday Heroes” and “Inspired Leaders” May 7.
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Streamway increasing focus on National Nursing Week

Streamway Villa has hosted National Nursing Week celebrations for many years but administrator Kylie Szczebonski says the Cobourg long-term care home will continually make the week a bigger event going forward.
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OMNI kicks off campaign to showcase top-quality food

On a recent episode of Top Chef Canada, judges disparagingly remarked to two contestants who were being eliminated from the cooking reality show that their culinary creations resembled “nursing-home food.”
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Riverview Manor celebrates Nursing Week

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Riverview Manor celebrated its nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) on Friday with a barbecue in honour of National Nursing Week, which ran May 12-18.