Warm-hearted nutritional care aide inspires others to strive for excellence

Rosebridge Manor

Rosebridge Manor

‘Simply put, Dianne makes me want to be a better leader’

After 34 years at Rosebridge Manor, nutritional care aide Dianne Auger is still inspiring those around her with her warm heart and impeccable work ethic. Read more

When life gave Frost Manor apples, staff hosted Apple Fest

Frost Manor residents, staff members and families are seen here during Apple Fest at the Lindsay long-term care home Sept. 28.

Frost Manor residents, staff members and families are seen here during Apple Fest at the Lindsay long-term care home Sept. 28.

Apple-themed event was the focus of this year’s family appreciation tea

When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, you should make lemonade. When life gives you apples, why not host an apple-themed event to coincide with the autumn apple harvest? Read more

Riverview resident stands for first time in 2 years, thanks to hard work with physio team

Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald (right) is seen here with physiotherapy assistant Jody Harris. Kellie has improved her mobility through the Peterborough long-term care home’s physiotherapy program. Her goal is to improve her strength to the point that she can once again live independently.

Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald (right) is seen here with physiotherapy assistant Jody Harris. Kellie has improved her mobility through the Peterborough long-term care home’s physiotherapy program. Her goal is to improve her strength to the point that she can once again walk and live independently.

‘My next goal is to be able to walk out of here – and I think I’ll probably be able to,’ says Kellie MacDonald

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Two weeks ago, Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald stood up for the first time in two years, thanks to her hard work and guidance from the home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Springdale RN’s professionalism, work ethic sets example, say colleagues

Springdale Country Manor

Springdale Country Manor

Rhonda Beal named home’s Inspired Leader

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor registered nurse Rhonda Beal has always been someone other front-line staff members can turn to for advice, and her work is always done “meticulously,” say her colleagues at the Peterborough County long-term care home. Read more

Self-determination, physiotherapy gets Springdale resident mobile again

Springdale Country Manor resident Noreen Chandler (left) and physiotherapy assistant Laura Pammett are seen here in the Peterborough County long-term care home's garden.

Springdale Country Manor resident Noreen Chandler (left) and physiotherapy assistant Laura Pammett are seen here in the Peterborough County long-term care home’s garden.

In only one month, Noreen Chandler went from needing a wheelchair to walking independently

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor resident Noreen Chandler says her self-determination and guidance from the home’s physiotherapy program helped her regain mobility she lost after a fall in only a month. Read more

(VIDEO) Wildwood PSW’s individualized approach to care earns her Everyday Hero Award

Personal support worker (PSW) Michelle Bellamy describes working at Wildwood Care Centre as her “calling.” Her colleagues at the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home call Michelle an “everyday hero” for her individualized approach to resident care. Read more

(VIDEO) Wildwood Care Centre’s key strength is in its family atmosphere

In today’s OMNIway video, Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh shares the history of the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary at its present location Sept. 18-24. Read more

Editorial: First step to ending Alzheimer’s stigma is talking about it

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Renowned actor Gene Wilder passed away Aug. 29 at age 83 after what initial media reports described as a “long illness.” Many around the world expressed shock when it was soon revealed Wilder had succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease, a condition he had lived with for several years. Read more

Trip to War Museum reunites Forest Hill resident with WW2 tank

Marty Joiner is seen here with the tank he rode in during the Second World War, Forceful III, at the Canadian War Museum.

Forest Hill resident Marty Joiner is seen here with the tank he rode in during the Second World War, Forceful III, at the Canadian War Museum.

Veteran Marty Joiner says outing ‘brought back a lot of memories’ of the Sherman tank he called home during war

A Sept. 29 outing to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa was a trip back in time for Marcel “Marty” Joiner, the Forest Hill resident says. Read more