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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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Streamway Christmas bazaar raises more than $800 for residents’ council

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says the support for this year’s Christmas bazaar from staff, families and the community was “above and beyond” what she has seen in her seven years working at the Cobourg long-term care home.
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Door decorating contest takes Garden Terrace Christmastime festivities taken up a notch

The Garden Terrace team hosted a door-decorating challenge to add to the festivities at the Kanata, Ont., long-term care home this year as well as to spruce up rooms with creative yuletide decorations.
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West Lake Terrace fundraiser nets $2K to buy residents Christmas presents

West Lake Terrace has wrapped up its 2017 Christmas fundraiser that brought in a record $2,000 to buy gifts for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s 47 residents.
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Renowned sculptor and Streamway Villa resident Frances Gage ‘was truly an inspiration’

Frances Gage, one of Canada’s most celebrated sculptors who created hundreds of pieces in her lifetime, passed away at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Nov. 26. She was 93.
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Wildwood Care Centre kicks off Christmas season with annual open house

Wildwood Care Centre hosted its annual Christmas open house Dec. 3, with more than 100 people attending.
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EDITORIAL: OMNI’s people demonstrate what it means to bring hope, purpose and belonging to health care

The main ingredient that makes OMNI Health Care’s culture vibrant and the quality of care high in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes has always been its people.
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Riverview LEA spearheads another successful Movember campaign, raising $1,926

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum once again spearheaded a successful campaign in November to support the Movember Foundation.
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Almonte Country Haven receives Workplace of the Year award from OLTCA

Almonte Country Haven has been named the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Workplace of the Year for its commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture.
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Spirit Days helps build morale, strengthen camaraderie at Kentwood Park

After Kentwood Park team members completed a WorkLife Plus survey to help prepare for next year’s accreditation, the Picton long-term care home’s managers noticed staff morale scores were low, so they created an action plan to make coming to work a more enriching experience.