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Volunteer Laurie Brooks ‘brings a lot of life’ to Frost Manor

Pictured above, Laurie Brooks (right) has been volunteering at Frost Manor for 10 years. Life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin (left) says Laurie is a “bright, bubbly personality who always brings a lot of life to the home.”

Laurie has been a dedicated volunteer at the home for 10 years

LINDSAY, Ont. – Laurie Brooks says she “always wanted to look after people,” so she decided to try her hand at volunteering at Frost Manor. Ten years later, Laurie is still a regular volunteer at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Village Green team member praised for his ‘meow-nificent’ work with residents

Casey, a cat who has lived at Village Green for many years, is pictured here with Brianna MacPherson, the daughter of Village Green maintenance manager Brian MacPherson, in this photo taken in 2004.

Casey the cat has spent most of his 18 years at the home

One of Village Green’s longtime team members plays a unique but important role at the Greater Napanee long-term care home – and you might be surprised to learn who that is. Read more

Village Green’s people have kept Judy McCullough volunteering

Village Green volunteer Judy McCullough.

‘I just love to volunteer, and this was a place that fit me’

SELBY, Ont. – Judy McCullough recalls how one day she walked into Village Green and there was a group of residents who were waiting to see what outfit she would be wearing that day. Judy always comes in at the same time, and the ladies were anxiously awaiting her arrival. Read more

Winter Games helps Forest Hill life enrichment team increase programming participation

Forest Hill residents pose with their medals at the close of the Winter Games on Feb. 26. The Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted events to coincide the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Hosting Olympic-themed activation increased resident participation, says LEC Craig Forrest.

Life enrichment team adds Olympic twist to scheduled events, much to residents’ enjoyment

Embracing the spirit of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games proved to be the perfect way to increase participation in activities at Forest Hill, says the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC). Read more

Love in the air at OMNI homes

Pictured above, scenes from the Valentine’s Day celebrations at Rosebridge Manor and Frost Manor.

Rosebridge Manor and Frost Manor make Valentine’s Day extra-special

From “Cupid” handing out flowers and stuffed animals to pureed chocolate cheesecake piped into “tulips,” Rosebridge Manor made Valentine’s Day an affair to remember. Read more

Residents’ choice lunch program brings Forest Hill residents their favourite meals

Life enrichment and dietary departments work together to enhance quality mealtimes

A lunch program at Forest Hill started with a simple request in 2016. Some of the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents were craving club sandwiches and asked for them to be available on the lunch menu. Read more

Jackie Rose ‘an integral member of the nursing department’

Willows Estate

Willows Estates names clinical care co-ordinator as Inspired Leader

From championing wound care excellence to clocking in early for her shift, Jackie Rose’s leadership at Willows Estate is an inspiration. Read more

Frost Manor’s new dining-room sign stemming congestion, confusion for residents

BSO team’s intervention pays off immediately

When it was discovered that some residents were finding the congestion in Frost Manor’s lounge area confusing while walking to the dining room at mealtimes, the Lindsay long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a solution. Read more

Taking on new challenges is helping Frost Manor resident increase mobility

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane and Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here walking the halls of the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mike Lane’s persistence helps him accomplish new goals

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane is always ready for a new challenge when he’s working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Unbelievably realistic pets bringing unbelievable joy to Burnbrae residents

Burnbrae Gardens resident Frank Trombley is seen here holding one of the Companion Pets the Campbellford long-term care home recently purchased.

Companion Pets enhancing quality of life for residents of all cognitive abilities

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – A Burnbrae Gardens resident sits with a life-size mechanical cat on her lap. She softly strokes the cat, which happily purrs in response. Read more