Visit from therapy horses gives Frost Manor residents a Halloween to remember

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd spends some time with one of the miniature horses that paid a Halloween visit.

‘We had nothing but positive reactions from residents’

It had already been a day of Halloween fun at Frost Manor on Oct. 31 when two miniature horses dressed in costumes walked through the doors of the Lindsay long-term care home to trick or treat. Read more

Frost Manor residents visit ‘spooky’ museum just before Halloween

Frost Manor residents Ruby Slute (left) and Sylvia Trumbull (right) are pictured here having some fun during the Lindsay long-term care home’s recent outing to the Olde Gaol Museum.

Trip to Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay included an old-fashioned medical exhibit and tour of prisoner quarters

Nine Frost Manor residents were treated to a spooky outing at the Olde Gaol Museum in Lindsay just before Halloween to check out the museum’s Horrors of Old-fashioned Medicine exhibit as well as the old prisoner quarters. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor RN is thankful for the encouragement that allowed her to hone leadership skills

Brittney Sharpe says administrator Doneath Stewart has empowered her in her role

Brittney Sharpe, who was named Frost Manor’s 2019 Inspired Leader, says she’s thankful for the empowerment administrator Doneath Stewart has provided her in her role as a registered nurse at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Frost Manor residents bring home 17 ribbons from Lindsay Exhibition

There’s a strong sense of teamwork among residents when making the crafts and baking for the annual fall fair’s contests, LEC says

Frost Manor residents brought back 17 ribbons for homemade crafts and baking they submitted for judging at the recent Lindsay Exhibition. Read more

Three OMNI homes partner to provide residents with lift-lock cruise

Springdale Country Manor resident Fred McCormick and director of care Kathy Shewell are pictured here as the Island Princess prepares to set sail for the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Frost Manor, Springdale and Riverview residents enjoy a two-hour cruise that included scenic views and lots of fond reminiscing

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 30 residents from three OMNI Health Care long-term care homes took a scenic cruise through the Trent Severn Waterway aboard the Island Princess Sept. 17 to the famous Peterborough Lift Lock. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor becomes a water park for a day

LINDSAY, Ont. – On the sunny afternoon of Aug. 26, Frost Manor turned its backyard into a water park and gave residents a chance to go for a ride down a 50-foot water slide team members had set up. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor presents Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership awards

The Frost Manor team recently hosted a ceremony to honour the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s 2019 Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership award recipients. Read more

Water slide brings a splash of fun and laughter to Frost Manor

Resident Dorothy Burrows takes a trip down the water slide that was set up at Frost Manor on Aug. 26.

LINDSAY, Ont. – Ninety-nine-year-old Frost Manor resident Chris Todd lies down and then steadies herself in a plastic tube fitted with two straps – one held by maintenance manager Rick Riel, the other held by life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton.

Rick and Lyndsay then run down the 50-foot length of the water slide that has been laid down behind the Lindsay long-term care home, with Chris sliding at their side. A crowd of residents and staff members cheers her on.

Chris has a big smile spread across her face.

“I enjoyed that,” she says afterward.

It was the afternoon of Aug. 26 when Frost Manor’s backyard was turned into a water park, and the residents clearly had a lot of fun.

At first, they were apprehensive about taking the plunge down the water slide. But after the first two residents volunteered to go, other residents thought it looked like fun and wanted to take a turn.

By the end of the program, about half the residents who had come outside to see the water slide had taken a turn going down its slippery path.

Lyndsay came up with the idea to have a water slide at Frost Manor after being encouraged by her friends on Facebook.

“There was a viral video of seniors going down a water slide, and a few of my friends tagged me on Facebook to say I should try this, and I’m glad we did,” she says.

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LE team’s creative energy makes days start ‘like Christmas morning’ for residents

Pictured above, Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton and life enrichment aide Amy Whitehead hold their breath while “under the sea”.

New ideas for programming and decorations are having a positive impact on Frost Manor residents

When Frost Manor residents walk into the Lindsay long-term care home’s activity and dining room at the start of the day, they’re often met with a surprise. Read more

Creativity and passion are driving Frost Manor’s ‘dream team’

Pictured above, left to right, Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton and life enrichment aide Amy Whitehead hold their breath while “under the sea”.

‘They don’t just come to work; they’re thinking about work when they’re not even here,’ LEC says of her team

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton characterizes her department as the “dream team”. Read more