Happy holidays to everyone!

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

Year in review: A look back at some great resident accomplishments

Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson holds her OLTCA Lifetime Achievement Award alongside the home’s administrator Mary Anne Greco (left) and environmental services manager Crystal Post (right).

Each of the more than 1,400 people living in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes has a story to tell, and throughout 2019 The OMNIway shared many of these stories with you. Read more

Core value of leadership shines bright at OMNI in 2019

Leadership is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values, and strong examples of leadership resonated throughout the organization in 2019. Read more

Maplewood decks halls for Christmas bazaar

Event raises $1,400 for Brighton long-term care home residents’ council

From reindeer made of hot chocolate powder and marshmallows to homemade cinnamon buns, Maplewood’s recent fundraiser proved to be very sweet. Read more

EDITORIAL: Building strong community connections a resounding theme throughout OMNI in 2019

If you’ve been regularly reading The OMNIway throughout 2019, you will have noticed there has been a strong focus on how OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes have been engaging with their local communities. Read more

Volunteers made a huge difference to residents in many ways this year

Pictured above, Springdale Country Manor volunteer Lynda Rose (seated) and life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney.

OMNI homes saw volunteers enhance residents’ quality of life in many ways in 2019

It takes an entire team of people to ensure a long-term care home’s residents are enjoying the best possible quality of life, and people who volunteer their time are among the greatest assets a home can have. Read more

‘One of the most successful’ Streamway Villa Christmas bazaars also had a positive impact on the local community

The event raised $1,298 for the home’s residents’ council, and Streamway also found a way to give back to the people of Cobourg

Streamway Villa held its annual Christmas bazaar in mid-November, and while the event was “one of the most successful” Christmas bazaars life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty has seen at the Cobourg long-term care home in terms of fundraising, it also helped make a positive impact in the local community, she says. Read more

8 Wing Trenton, Royal Canadian Legion members spread cheer for 30th year

From left, Maplewood resident Viola Southern, dietary employee Linda Jesseman, resident Harry Mitchell and resident Corina Dempsey enjoy the festivities during a Dec. 5 holiday event.

Maplewood enjoys Santa Claus visit, Christmas party

BRIGHTON, Ont. – With sweet treats, dancing, spirits and a visit from St. Nick, Maplewood officially decked the halls for the Christmas season. Read more

OMNI responds to AGO report on food service in province’s LTC homes


Pictured above, the Village Green nutritional care team.

The recently released annual report from the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for 2019 outlines areas for improving meal service in the province’s 626 long-term care homes, and OMNI Health Care is responding to these aspects of the report. Read more

Therapy dog’s art benefits West Lake Terrace

West Lake Terrace resident Odie Noble cuddles with Gibson.

Owner sells paw-print paintings to raise funds for home, humane society

Gibson the pug’s paws are therapeutic for residents of West Lake Terrace. Read more