Magician wows Frost Manor residents

Frost Manor resident Grant Thurston helps magician Ron Guttman with a trick during a March 18 performance at the home.

Residents wanted something unique for entertainment and Ron Guttman delivered a unique performance

Frost Manor residents wanted to experience a different type of entertainment and magician Ron Guttman fit the bill when he brought his act to the Lindsay long-term care home March 18. Read more

Frost Manor hosts party to wish Sandi Allison a happy retirement

Sandi Allison gets ready to cut the cake at her March 13 retirement party at Frost Manor. Sandi recently retired after serving as the Lindsay long-term care home’s office manager for 14 years.

Team members send much-loved office manager their best wishes and reflect on the value she brought to the home

LINDSAY, Ont. – There were tears and laughter at Frost Manor on March 13 as staff members shared their memories of working with office manager Sandi Allison who recently retired after serving the Lindsay long-term care home for 14 years. Read more

Residents keen about being green

Willows Estate to mark St. Patrick’s Day

From Chicago dying a river green to tinting pints with a greenish hue, everyone becomes a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Read more

Frost Manor recently turned into ‘Margaritaville’

Frost Manor residents are pictured here enjoying margaritas on National Margarita Day on Feb. 22.

Day of celebration helps shake off winter blues

Since winter doesn’t seem to want to go away, the folks at Frost Manor decided to bring some sunshine to the Lindsay long-term care home Feb. 22 by celebrating the margarita, the ultimate beverage of warm-weather fun. Read more

Residents’ family members, friends invited to join Frost Manor’s Valentine’s Day lunch

Frost Manor resident Joan Charlebois (left) and her friend Deanna Holliganer are seen here during the home’s Feb. 14 luncheon.

Team members wanted to make event inclusive for residents without spouses

Valentine’s Day can be a lonely occasion for those residents without spouses, so Frost Manor encouraged residents to invite a friend or family member to attend this year’s sweetheart luncheon with them. Read more

Generous donation from local church will support Frost Manor therapeutic music programs

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church donates more than $1,100 to residents. Their first music program will be on Feb. 4

A generous donation from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay is helping support music therapy programs at Frost Manor. Read more

New robotic cats bringing out Frost Manor residents’ ‘nurturing, caring nature’

From left, Frost Manor administrator and director of care Doneath Stewart and family members Lisa Hughes and Pat Finney pose with the home’s new robotic cats.

LEC notes that wandering and restlessness are reduced in residents who have cognitive impairment when they spend time with the cats

Thanks to a generous donation from two family members, Frost Manor residents are enjoying the company of some new furry friends. Read more

OMNI residents show dedication to each other and their homes in 2018

Residents helping engage others about Bill of Rights, sanitizing hands during an outbreak and keeping yards in top shape were among the stories we saw this year

People living in OMNI Health Care long-term care homes demonstrated commitment to their fellow residents and to their homes in 2018 in a variety of ways that were meaningful and enhanced quality of life.
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Christmas Craft and Bake Sale raises $3K-plus for Frost Manor’s residents’ council

LEC attributes success to the work of residents, families and staff who helped prepare for the event

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton organized her first Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home, and with “many weeks of preparation” and help from residents, families and staff members, the Dec. 1 event raised $3,000 and the money is still coming in.

As with every year, money raised from the event will help fund resident outings and special purchases throughout the next 12 months.

“The craft sale has always been our biggest event held at our home and traditionally the largest source of income the residents’ council will earn throughout the year,” Lyndsay tells The OMNIway.

This year’s event featured 15 vendors selling a variety of crafts, jewelry, Tupperware and Scentsy items. The team also sold hot apple cider for guests and offered homemade chili or soup lunch. There was also an array of baked goods ranging from the very popular meat pies to cookies, squares and 10-inch fruit pies.

Lyndsay says residents and others did a top-notch job of ensuring the day was successful.

“We are so pleased with the outpouring of support for our residents here at Frost; we had so many families and friends of Frost offer their time, gift baskets for raffle, items for auction and donations of crafted items as well,” she says.

“The Christmas Craft Sale really helped to bring our Frost Manor family together with the community to make this event a big success.”

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Resident Chris Todd receives Frost Manor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to nursing

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd is pictured here after receiving the Lindsay long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris is seen here with her son, Gerry, and Frost Manor administrator Doneath Stewart.

Chris’s nursing career began during WW2. She moved to Canada after the war and continued her career in health care

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd worked for many years as a nurse, and her career began with her caring for victims of war. For her career in nursing and her dedication to the profession, Chris received Frost Manor’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at an Oct. 19 ceremony held at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more