Things shaping up to be merry and bright at Maplewood

This photo was taken during Maplewood’s 2018 holiday bazaar, an annual event that raises money for the Brighton long-term care home’s residents’ council.

Brighton home hosts bazaar, two Christmas parties

It will be a holly, jolly two weeks upcoming at Maplewood. Read more

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosts a sweet fundraiser

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents make crafts for a Nov. 30 bazaar.

Staff, residents prep for Norwood home’s annual bazaar

It’s the most “bazaar” time of the year for some OMNI Health Care homes. Read more

Streamway Villa resident shares her story of living with early-onset Alzheimer’s PART 6

‘Sally’ hopes her words will raise awareness of the condition’s progression and how it impacts her life

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty did a series of one-to-one programs this summer with a younger resident of the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Burnbrae Everyday Hero Cheryl Montgomery worked in every department during her 38-year career

Cheryl Montgomery, pictured at left next to administrator April Faux, recently retired after a 38-year career at Burnbrae Gardens. She returned to the Campbellford long-term care home recently to receive her 2019 Everyday Hero Award.

‘Cheryl was always willing to jump in anywhere and give a hand’

During the span of Cheryl Montgomery’s 38-year career at Burnbrae Gardens, there wasn’t one department she didn’t work in. Read more

Willows Estate invites residents to provide musical entertainment for Christmas social

Willows Estate

‘It’s more organic and authentic to hear people play’: LEA

Willows Estate is hoping to make its Christmas party especially merry and bright with the addition of residents joyfully playing the piano. Read more

Leading by example is all in a day’s work for Forest Hill Inspired Leader Sharon Reid

Forest Hill nutritional care manager Sharon Reid is pictured here with her Inspired Leadership Award during a recent ceremony at the Kanata long-term care home.

‘Sharon truly embodies the OMNIway spirit every day’

Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest says he sees Sharon Reid leading by example, exhibiting “a work ethic beyond compare,” every day at the Kanata long-term care home, which is why he nominated Sharon for a 2019 Inspired Leadership Award. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens’ Mary Castellano helps keep everyone’s morale high, says co-worker

Burnbrae Gardens environmental services aide Mary Castellano (left) was named the Campbellford long-term care home’s 2019 Inspired Leadership Award recipient. Mary is seen here with Burnbrae Gardens administrator April Faux during the recent awards ceremony at the home.

A 2019 Inspired Leadership Award recipient, Mary ‘is truly a wonderful asset to all residents, staff and families’

One thing Burnbrae Gardens personal support worker Juanita Baird has noticed about her co-worker Mary Castellano in her years working with her is Mary’s ability to brighten other people’s day. Read more

Village Green LE team harnesses resident’s talents for painting and teaching

Village Green

Village Green

‘As soon as she sits down and starts doing it, it’s like there’s a switch that flicks, and there’s a bright, shining person with all this knowledge to share’

By encouraging one woman’s passion for painting, the Village Green life enrichment team has been able to enhance quality of life for both the resident artist and several other people living at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Inspired Leader Kelly Murney is always learning, always sharing

Riverview Manor’s 2019 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Kelly Murney (centre) is seen here alongside administrator Mary Anne Greco (left) and director of care Deb Sullivan (right).

Riverview Manor RPN demonstrates passion for providing residents with a high quality of life, her co-workers say

Registered practical nurse (RPN) Kelly Murney has shown passion for continuous learning, sharing knowledge with her colleagues and being a mentor since she joined the Riverview Manor team 25 years ago. Read more

Forest Hill’s Jayme Drainville ‘truly exemplifies what it means to be a PSW’

Forest Hill PSW Jayme Drainville is pictured holding her Everyday Hero Award.

Jayme was recently presented with Forest Hill’s Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to her colleagues and the residents she cares for

Since joining the Forest Hill team in May 2017, personal support worker (PSW) Jayme Drainville has been a staff member who can always be counted on, says Anna Gagnon, the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s nursing administrative services manager. Read more