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OMNI homes make summer of 2018 memorable

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Bonfires, boat cruise, petting zoo among highlights

From hugging a goat to taking a Lift Lock boat cruise, the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for residents of several OMNI long-term care homes. Read more

Who wants poutine? Springdale Country Manor residents get served their requested lunch

Resident Lorna Hillan enjoys a plate of poutine at Springdale Country Manor on Sept. 5.

Chip truck stopped by the home Sept. 5 to dish up french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently requested poutine for lunch, so that’s what they got on Sept. 5. In fact, the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s staff members even arranged for a chip truck to pull up to the home over the lunch hour that day to dish up residents’ orders. Read more

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Campfires have proven to be the perfect summertime resident engagement tool at Frost Manor

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane toasts a marshmallow during one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s biweekly campfire nights.

Residents have been enjoying themselves by sharing stories and even discussing how to make the perfect toasted marshmallow

Frost Manor residents have answered the age-old question: how do you toast the perfect marshmallow around a campfire? The answer: you hold it over the flames just long enough to get a nice golden colour. Read more

Woodland Villa launches Triobike program

Woodland Villa resident Muriel VanAllen and staff member Karen Brennan stop by a Tim Hortons drive-thru for coffee on the home’s new Triobike.

New initiative will get residents out into community for bike rides

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. Read more

Physiotherapy increases independence for Frost resident who set goal to walk

Resident Ala Kruszynska and Achieve Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here spending time together. Ala has been successful in FrostManor’s physiotherapy program.

Ala Kruszynska was recently able to walk, with the assistance of physio team, to her son’s car for shopping trip

When Frost Manor resident Ala Kruszynska was recently invited on a shopping trip with her son, she was able to walk to his car with the help of the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Resident gets her wish to have PSW’s Jeep ‘parked’ beside her bed

Sherry Danilko commended by Frost Manor’s administrator for coming up with innovative idea

A Frost Manor personal support worker (PSW) is being commended for thinking outside the box and coming up with an idea to brighten the day of one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents. Read more

RN says Frost Manor’s white board is streamlining communication among staff to prevent behaviours

Brittney Sharpe commends BSO team for creating multidisciplinary communication tool

Frost Manor RN Brittney Sharpe says the new white board created by the Lindsay long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is streamlining communication among staff members and fostering a strong team effort to prevent responsive behaviours from residents with cognitive impairment. 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

Frost Manor PSW organizes trip to Blue Jays game for resident

Resident Joan Taylor is seen here with staff members from Frost Manor during a Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre on Sept. 19.

Baseball fan Joan Taylor cheers on Jays with six Frost Manor staff members

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor enjoyed a girls’ night out with six staff members Sept. 19 when the group drove to Toronto to take in a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. Read more