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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 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

Home-hospice partnership positions West Lake to enhance quality of palliative care

Partnership will strive to provide residents ‘with the best service and the best care that we can while they’re in our home’

Janie Denard says the partnership West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward are in the first phase of creating to help enhance seamless palliative care in the region will enhance quality end-of-life care for residents. Read more

Local mayor drops in to wish Rosebridge Manor residents a happy Canada Day

Resident Joyce Edgeley (centre) poses with Merrickville-Wolford Mayor Dave Nash and his wife at Rosebridge Manor on Canada Day.

Unexpected visit from Dave Nash brings round of smiles from residents

Rosebridge Manor residents and staff members were enjoying an ice-cream social during the afternoon on Canada Day, when a top-hatted familiar face strode into the long-term care home. Read more

Frost Manor residents enjoy a day of ‘horsing around’

Frost Manor resident Jean Gibb is seen here giving a kiss to a horse during a visit to a local farm, as Tanya Smith looks on. Tanya, who works in Frost Manor’s environmental services department, organized the trip to the farm, which is owned by her mother-in-law, Nancy DeGeer.

15 residents take 2nd trip to staff member’s in-laws’ family farm to visit horses and enjoy a day in the country

LINDSAY, Ont. – The day may have started off with pouring rain, but even that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 15 Frost Manor residents and staff members who paid a visit to Tanya Smith’s mother-in-law’s farm near Lindsay on June 13. 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

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

Frost Manor co-op placement guiding student to nursing career

Co-op student Danielle Lalonde (far left) is seen here leading resident programming at Frost Manor.

‘It has been a really good experience,’ says Danielle Lalonde

High-school student Danielle Lalonde has been doing her co-op placement at Frost Manor since February, but it’s not her first taste of working in a long-term care home. Read more

‘Hats off’ to Streamway Villa for creating fun, engaging program for residents

Pictured above, Streamway Villa residents were treated to their second Red Hat Tea Social on Feb. 16.

Recent donation inspires home to start a Red Hat club

When a friend of Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Verleysen recently donated a large bag of hats she had collected over the years to the Cobourg long-term care home, the chapeaus were put to good use. Read more

OMNI highlights for 2017: managers’ forum, capital redevelopment, continuing quality enhancement

President and CEO Patrick McCarthy discusses what’s most exciting for OMNI in 2017

The annual managers’ forum, continuing the journey of enhancing quality throughout the organization and starting its capital redevelopment process will be some of the most exciting highlights for OMNI Health Care in 2017, says president and CEO Patrick McCarthy. Read more