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LEC recalls her family’s experience with palliative care at Rosebridge Manor

Kathy Barr says the care provided to her mother-in-law provided her with a unique insight

It was in the spring of 2016 when Rosebridge Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Kathy Barr had a unique experience with the palliative care offered by her co-workers at the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Streamway LEA comes up with ‘picture perfect’ idea for Mother’s Day

Streamway Villa resident Jean Ogden (left) and life enrichment aide Tracey Neville hold two picture frames Jean created in a program just before for Mother’s Day.

Resident mothers created decorative picture frames … but they were surprised with what happened next

A new member of Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team came up with what could be called a “picture perfect” idea to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents celebrate Mother’s Day. Read more

Lindsay seniors’ band receives Volunteer Service Award for work with Frost Manor

Garnet Powell (right) is seen here after accepting an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in Lindsay on May 5. Garnet and his band, Tunes from the Past, were nominated for the honour by Frost Manor.

Group member Garnet Powell reflects on performing for LTC home residents

For 15 years, Garnet Powell and other members of Tunes from the Past have been entertaining Frost Manor residents with musical favourites. The group of senior musicians has had such a positive impact on everyone at the Lindsay long-term care home that they have received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award after being nominated by the home. Read more

Almonte Country Haven stirs up old memories for resident nurses

Pictured above is the display the Almonte Country Haven team has created to recognize nurses – past and present – during National Nursing Week.

Home creates display honouring resident nurses during Nursing Week

An Almonte Country Haven resident was elated this week when she was presented with a photograph of her from when she graduated nursing school 76 years ago. Read more

Streamway shines spotlight on resident nurses during Nursing Week

Streamway Villa nurses and retired nurses who are now residents gathered for a group photo at the Cobourg long-term care home on May 8. Resident Eleanor Turchyn, pictured seated on the far right, recently spoke with The OMNIway about her memories as a nurse.

‘Being a nurse was like a dream, and no matter how old I am, that feeling is still there,’ says Eleanor Turchyn

Eleanor Turchyn was only a teenager when she began studying nursing at Toronto’s St. Joseph’s Hospital (today called St. Joseph’s Health Centre). Now a resident at Streamway Villa, she has only been too happy to partake in the Cobourg long-term care home’s celebration of National Nursing Week. Read more

Lindsay entertainers honoured for 15 years of volunteering at Frost Manor

Pictured above, Ernie and Lynn Cole are seen accepting their Ontario Volunteer Service Awards on May 5. The Coles were recognized for their 15 years of volunteering at Frost Manor.

Knowing they’re making a difference to residents has kept Ernie and Lynn Cole coming back

Ernie and Lynn Cole were honoured for their contributions to Frost Manor on May 5 during an Ontario Volunteer Service Awards presentation at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club. Read more

Burnbrae co-op student fits so well with OMNI’s culture, she’s been asked to interview for position

Burnbrae Gardens co-op student Leah Beaudoin-Powell (left) and resident Ilene Turpin (right) are seen here working on a puzzle.

Leah Beaudoin-Powell is ‘so awesome we wanted to have her as part of our team,’ says administrator

Co-op student Leah Beaudoin-Powell has been such a good fit at Burnbrae Gardens, the Campbellford long-term care home’s management team has asked her to interview for a summer job. Read more

Co-op student gaining valuable LTC experience at Springdale

Brit Harrison, pictured above, has been doing her high school co-op placement Springdale Country Manor. Brit is planning to become a PSW and says working at the home is providing her with valuable experience.

Brit Harrison says she plans to become a PSW

Brit Harrison says she’s enjoying her high school co-op placement at Springdale Country Manor, noting the Peterborough County long-term care home is a place she’d like to eventually work. Read more

VIDEO: Betty Drummond reflects on 33 years of volunteering

Betty Drummond has been volunteering in her community for 33 years. This includes volunteer work with young people as well as senior citizens. She is also a volunteer at Frost Manor. Read more

Young Burnbrae volunteer says experience has been rewarding

Volunteer Zack Smith, seen standing at the back, enjoys the pleasant weather with Burnbrae Gardens residents on April 24.

Zack Smith, who began volunteering at 16, says he’s getting from residents as much as he gives

Zack Smith has been coming into Burnbrae Gardens to volunteer with residents at the Campbellford long-term care home since he was about 16. Read more