Forest Hill’s Larry Leslie praised for his leadership on many fronts

Forest Hill ESM/maintenance manager Larry Leslie is pictured here holding his Inspired Leadership Award.

Home’s ECM/maintenance manager presented with Inspired Leadership Award

Larry Leslie is known around Forest Hill as a team leader who doesn’t leave work until he knows the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home is safe and that residents and staff members have everything they need. He also takes on the dual role of environmental services manager (ESM) and maintenance manager at the home. Read more

War hero and resident advocate Alex Classen receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen is pictured here receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from administrator Susan Bell.

‘I can think of no one who is more deserving of this award,’ says LEC in nominating the Second World War veteran for the honour

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen served Canada in the Second World War and today serves as an advocate for his fellow residents at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home by being active in its residents’ council. For his commitment to Canada and to his fellow residents, Alex was recently presented with the home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Forest Hill recognizes PSW with a ‘big heart’

Forest Hill personal support worker Saida Abdullahi is pictured here after receiving her Everyday Hero Award at a recent ceremony at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home.

Saida Abdullahi receives Everyday Hero Award

A quiet, genuine caregiver is receiving recognition for her kind-hearted contributions to Forest Hill. Read more

Scottish spirit comes out during Forest Hill Burns Day celebration

Forest Hill resident Jeannie Tinklin and entertainer Dai Bassett share a moment during the home’s Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Day celebration.

Haggis, music and poetry mark the birthday of Scotland’s favourite son

Forest Hill hosted a fun day of all things Scottish Jan. 25 during the Kanata long-term care home’s annual Robbie Burns Day celebration. Read more

Forest Hill residents ‘can’t help falling in love’ with Elvis impersonator

Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart is seen here with Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard (left) and Maureen Johnson (right) following a recent performance.

Bruce Stewart’s performance of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s famous numbers wows residents and staff

Renowned Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart recently played a performance at Forest Hill, and residents were nothing short of amazed at his talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest. Read more

Royal wedding fever comes to Forest Hill

Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard and Ruth Antoniades are pictured here wearing fascinators while watching the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Residents and staff spend two weeks preparing to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal fever was in full swing at Forest Hill during the two weeks leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, and the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home hosted a wide variety of activities aimed at celebrating the couple’s big day. Read more

Food, photos, trivia and teamwork mark Nursing Week at Forest Hill

Home celebrates team members from all departments during five days of fun and laughter

Forest Hill celebrated National Nursing Week with a variety of activities that both engaged staff members from all departments and reflected OMNI Health Care’s core value of fun and laughter. Read more

A taste of Mexico comes to Forest Hill for Cinco de Mayo

Forest Hill resident Margaret Bryce and LEA Karime Chavolla are seen here during the home’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Residents treated to celebration of Mexican culture

Forest Hill residents celebrated Mexican culture May 5 when the Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that featured Mexican food, music and even a presentation about Mexico’s national holiday. Read more

Volunteer musical trio honoured with OLTCA awards for work with Forest Hill residents

Left to right, Forest Hill volunteer musicians Pat Hennessey, Andrew McWeeny and Gerry Armstrong hold the OLTCA Circle of Excellence awards they were presented with on April 18.

Gerry Armstrong, Andrew McWeeny and Pat Hennessey are not only favourite entertainers at the home, their music helps residents affected by cognitive impairment

Forest Hill on April 18 presented three of its volunteer musicians with Circle of Excellence awards from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) to honour their contributions to residents. Read more

Winter Games helps Forest Hill life enrichment team increase programming participation

Forest Hill residents pose with their medals at the close of the Winter Games on Feb. 26. The Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted events to coincide the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Hosting Olympic-themed activation increased resident participation, says LEC Craig Forrest.

Life enrichment team adds Olympic twist to scheduled events, much to residents’ enjoyment

Embracing the spirit of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games proved to be the perfect way to increase participation in activities at Forest Hill, says the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC). Read more