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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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Wildwood Care Centre celebrates the Middle Ages

A court jester, fair maidens and even an axe-wielding, hooded executioner were strolling around Wildwood Care Centre July 17 when the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home hosted a medieval-themed event for residents.
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(VIDEO) Village Green staff treated to spa-like activities during Nursing Week

SELBY, Ont. - People working in long-term care homes work hard caring for others, but they sometimes don’t take enough time to care for themselves, says Debbie McTaggart.
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New program drumming up excitement at West Lake Terrace

A biweekly drum circle program that was launched at West Lake Terrace in May continues to snowball in popularity with the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard.
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Maplewood plays host to Brighton Cruise Night

Maplewood resident Stanley Veinnot was grinning from ear-to-ear July 9 as he took to the wheel of a 1914 Ford Model T.
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Village Green resident keeps everyone’s hands clean during recent outbreak

When Village Green recently went into outbreak, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s team members turned to resident Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control duties.
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New Triobike helps Woodland resident make a surprise visit home

On July 7, Woodland Villa resident Eileen Hunt made a surprise visit to her husband Ed at the house they shared prior to her moving into the Cornwall-area long-term care home. The visit was made possible thanks to the Triobike Woodland recently purchased.
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Woodland Villa launches Triobike program

Woodland Villa introduced the local community in Long Sault to its latest innovative venture: a Triobike that will help residents of all physical abilities go into town for a safe, enjoyable bike ride with others.
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Teamwork once again ensures Country Terrace annual BBQ goes off without a hitch

For the second straight year, the Country Terrace team pulled together to make sure unfavourable weather didn’t get in the way of everyone having a great time at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s annual family and friends barbecue on June 16.
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And they call it kitty love

Residents of Maplewood are reveling in the delight of the home’s latest occupant, who is really the cat’s meow. Meet Edgar Allan Pilon, feline companion of Maplewood director of care (DOC) Samantha Pilon.