OT/PT students gaining valuable experience through Riverview placement

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence (centre). Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

‘Without Riverview embracing us so much, the students would not have this clinical experience,’ says instructor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Four students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program are gaining valuable hands-on experience working with Riverview Manor residents, their instructor tells The OMNIway. Read more

Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma: what LTC homes can do

Mary Schulz, director of education for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Engaging residents, families and local communities is the key to helping others understand the condition

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz says long-term care homes are well-positioned to help end the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia because they are “communities within communities” that can engage others to debunk myths about the condition. Read more

Proposed Riverview Manor design gets thumbs up from new neighbours, family members

Bird’s eye view of proposed development for the new Riverview Manor by G architects.

About 20 people attend public meeting to learn about redevelopment plan

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care and G architects hosted a public meeting Jan. 15 in Peterborough to share the proposed redevelopment plans for the new Riverview Manor which is slated to be built by December 2022. Read more

Alzheimer Society campaign working to help Canadians understand dementia

Mary Schulz, director of education for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Many Canadians living with Alzheimer’s and dementia are living active lives. Educating people about this helps reduce harmful stigma

When many Canadians hear the words “Alzheimer’s disease” or “dementia,” images of people with low cognitive abilities who are in the late stages of these conditions often come to mind. However, many people with dementia continue living their lives the way they always have and are active in their communities, working and volunteering, says Mary Schulz. Read more

Garden Terrace BSO champion’s work with residents earns her Everyday Hero Award

Garden Terrace

Sandra Goddard’s colleagues commend her thoughtfulness, dedication to residents and skills

Garden Terrace managers describe personal support worker (PSW) Sandra Goddard as a hard-working, resident-focused team member who is always looking out for residents’ best interests. Read more

The redeveloped Pleasant Meadow will meet needs of future generations of residents: administrator

Matt Galvin, a partner at G architects, shows residents and staff members at Pleasant Meadow Manor what their home will look like after redevelopment is complete.

Amenities, such as a therapy gym, a hair salon and more space, will match needs of baby boomers when redevelopment project is completed in 2022

NORWOOD, Ont. – With added features that include a therapy gym, a hair salon and significantly more space, Pleasant Meadow Manor will be able to meet the needs of future generations of residents when its redevelopment project is complete by December 2022, says administrator and director of care Sandra Tucker. Read more

Country Terrace team creates Award of Appreciation honouring outstanding RN

Country Terrace 2018 Circle of Excellence Award recipients, from left to right, Brenda Ring (Everyday Hero), Christina Kissoondath (Leadership), Pat Wysman (Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award) and Maria Noorenberghe (Award of Appreciation).

Maria Noorenberghe is described as ‘the backbone of Country Terrace’

In addition to the Circle of Excellence Awards for the Everyday Hero, Inspired Leadership, Lifetime Achievement and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award recipients that Country Terrace presented in late 2018, team members created a unique accolade to honour RN Maria Noorenberghe. Read more

‘This is really cool’: Residents, staff applaud design for Pleasant Meadow redevelopment

Matt Galvin, a partner at G architects, shows residents and staff members at Pleasant Meadow Manor what their home will look like after redevelopment is complete.

The renovations, which will provide the Norwood LTC home with more space and new amenities, gets unanimously positive feedback

NORWOOD, Ont. – Matthew Dexter dons a pair of virtual-reality goggles to look at the three-dimensional design of what the new Pleasant Meadow Manor will look like once completed. The smile that spreads across his face is telling. “This is really cool,” the Norwood long-term care home’s residents’ council president says. Read more

Two Riverview Manor residents treated to NHL Alumni charity hockey game

From left to right, Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum and residents Tim Brownson and Art Sonley are pictured here during a Dec. 8 charity hockey game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Two Riverview Manor residents were treated to a recent charity hockey game featuring the NHL Alumni team against the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run team. Proceeds from the event support the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Read more

Pleasant Meadow Manor presents Lifetime Achievement Award to two outstanding residents

Pleasant Meadow Manor resident Joan Warburton (middle) is pictured here with her Lifetime Achievement Award, alongside OMNI chief operating officer Shawn Riel (left) and Pleasant Meadow administrator and director of care Sandra Tucker.

Ben Ibey and Joan Warburton have a long history of helping others

The Pleasant Meadow Manor team presented two residents, Ben Ibey and Joan Warburton, with OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during a December ceremony at the Norwood long-term care home. Read more