Happy holidays

The OMNIway would like to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We will resume publishing on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Maplewood accepts Clinical Protocol Excellence Award

Home champions best practice protocol for diabetes

Maplewood is receiving kudos from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) for its diabetes protocol. Read more

Village Green resident honoured for her commitment to community and family

Sheung Hum’s life is a great Canadian success story, says administrator

Village Green resident Sheung Hum is a shining example of someone who came to Canada and created a great life for themselves dedicated to family and community, and for this reason she has been presented with the home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Residents and team members embrace OMNI’s core value of creativity in 2017

Creativity is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values, and it’s a value we saw people throughout the organization embrace in 2017. Read more

Streamway Christmas bazaar raises more than $800 for residents’ council

Streamway Villa

Response from staff, family and community was ‘above and beyond,’ says LEC

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says the support for this year’s Christmas bazaar from staff, families and the community was “above and beyond” what she has seen in her seven years working at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Door decorating contest takes Garden Terrace Christmastime festivities taken up a notch

Pictured above, two door decorations at Garden Terrace. The gingerbread house design was created by team member Ania Skirlo, and the Santa is the work of Melanie Llagas.

The Garden Terrace team hosted a door-decorating challenge to add to the festivities at the Kanata, Ont., long-term care home this year as well as to spruce up rooms with creative yuletide decorations. Read more

West Lake Terrace fundraiser nets $2K to buy residents Christmas presents

Success of this year’s record-setting campaign speaks to home’s high regard in the community, says LEC

West Lake Terrace has wrapped up its 2017 Christmas fundraiser that brought in a record $2,000 to buy gifts for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s 47 residents. Read more

Renowned sculptor and Streamway Villa resident Frances Gage ‘was truly an inspiration’

Frances Gage is seen here during a ceremony in June 2016 where she received OMNI Health Care’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She had a connection with the Group of Seven, her artwork is featured in public places across Ontario and she received OMNI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Gage, one of Canada’s most celebrated sculptors who created hundreds of pieces in her lifetime, passed away at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Nov. 26. She was 93. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre kicks off Christmas season with annual open house

More than 100 residents, families and staff members attend event that created ‘a real feeling of togetherness’

Wildwood Care Centre hosted its annual Christmas open house Dec. 3, with more than 100 people attending. Read more

EDITORIAL: OMNI’s people demonstrate what it means to bring hope, purpose and belonging to health care


The main ingredient that makes OMNI Health Care’s culture vibrant and the quality of care high in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes has always been its people. Read more