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88-year-old Burnbrae Gardens resident strikes ‘motorcycle ride’ off bucket list

Burnbrae Gardens resident Jean Shaw is pictured here with her son, Mike, just before taking off on her first motorcycle ride on Sept. 15. Jean says riding on the back of a motorcycle is something she has always wanted to do.

Jean Shaw gets on the back of son’s bike and heads into town

Jean Shaw has proudly taken “go for a ride on the back of a motorcycle” off her bucket list. Read more

Burnbrae’s Everyday Hero demonstrates strong commitment to work, always helping others

Burnbrae Gardens’ 2017 Everyday Hero recipient Debbie Fuller (right) is seen here holding her award alongside administrator April Faux, during an Aug. 29 ceremony at the Campbellford long-term care home.

‘I am very privileged and honoured to be a part of this home and a part of OMNI,’ says Debbie Fuller

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Working as both a part-time physiotherapy assistant and part-time environmental services staff member, Debbie Fuller wears covers a lot of ground at Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens honours resident Julie Hallett, a trailblazer for working women

Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett is pictured here with her family after receiving one of two of the Campbellford long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Awards at an Aug. 29 ceremony.

Julie Hallett receives Lifetime Achievement Award for a career marked by pioneering information technology and working on the Avro Arrow project

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett’s life has been marked with many achievements. She was involved with the war effort during the 1940s, she was a pioneer in computer programming and even worked on the ill-fated Avro Arrow project. Read more

Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes says volunteering is ‘in my blood’

Pictured above, Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes received the home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work in the community during the past 50 years. In fact, Victor was even volunteering at the home’s Country Fair Aug. 16 when he received his award.

Helpful, community-minded resident receives home’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Volunteering has been an important part of Victor Dawkes’ life for 50 years. In fact, when The OMNIway recently spoke with the Woodland Villa resident, he was volunteering at the Cornwall-area long-term care home’s annual Country Fair on Aug. 16. Read more

Streamway Villa residents have a ‘rib-tastic’ Saturday with family and friends

Pictured above, Streamway Villa residents, family members and staff enjoy a trip to Cobourg’s Ribfest on Aug. 19.

10 residents enjoy outing to annual event celebrating all things barbecued

A group of 10 Streamway Villa residents joined family members and staff on Saturday, Aug. 19 to attend the 11th annual Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival in Cobourg. Read more

Sometimes location is everything, says Streamway Villa LEC

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Being near downtown Cobourg means Streamway residents get lots of high-quality outings

There is a lot going on in downtown Cobourg during summer, and Streamway Villa’s central location makes it easy to deliver fun, meaningful activities to residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

‘Positive language’ helps increase quality of life for people with dementia, say experts

Authors note changing language is an important part of Montessori methodology

Using positive language when working with people living with dementia is an important step in enhancing quality of life, say two authors of a book examining the positive impact of Montessori methodology on people who have cognitive impairment. Read more

Art program instilling a sense of creative pride in Village Green residents

Village Green residents are seen here painting away in the home’s Art with Martha program, which is overseen by volunteer Martha de Bruyn.

Residents will soon see their paintings adorning the halls

An art program at Village Green has instilled a sense of creative pride among residents at the Greater Napanee long-term care home, while encouraging people to try their hand at something new. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor resident Bill White playing piano again, thanks to physio program

 

Frost Manor resident Bill White is playing the piano again, thanks to his determination and some help from the physiotherapy team at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Careful planning, keeping things simple can create happy travels for people with dementia

Alzheimer Society offers suggestions to help families create enjoyable holidays for loved ones with cognitive impairment

Summer is now in full swing, and for many people, this is a time to take a family holiday. But what if one of your loved ones travelling with you has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Read more