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

Aurora ladies to get shopping fix

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Willows Estate residents enjoy Walmart trip

From selecting a new handbag to purchasing sweets, a shopping trip usually provides a little boost for Willows Estate residents. Read more

Instructor underscores value of introducing nursing students to LTC

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 11.

Sarah Towns says nursing students are gaining valuable hands-on skills through placement at Springdale Country Manor

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – A clinical instructor overseeing Trent University nursing students doing an eight-week placement at Springdale Country Manor says the partnership is providing the students with opportunities to enhance their skill sets through hands-on experience working with the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s residents. 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

Staying organized is key to successfully creating scratch-made meals in LTC homes: NCM

Almonte Country Haven’s Dave Benn discusses how his team stays ahead of the curve to prepare the meals residents want

When it comes to successfully preparing made-from-scratch meals residents love, Dave Benn has two words of advice for nutritional care managers (NCMs): stay organized. Read more

Springdale partnership with massage therapy students is a ‘win-win’

Massage therapy student Jennie Clements is seen here working on Springdale Country Manor maintenance manager Andrew Diamond on March 11. The students have been visiting the home regularly since December to give team members massages as part of their outreach work.

Students gaining work experience, while staff members enjoy relaxing benefits of massages

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor staff members were treated to massages from a team of massage therapy students from Oxford College March 11 as part of an ongoing partnership that gives the students’ field work experience and provides the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s employees with a relaxing break from their busy day. Read more

OMNI’s Lifetime Achievement Award highlights the outstanding contributions residents have made

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

Every person living in an OMNI Health Care long-term care home has their own unique story. Many residents have led lives dedicated to their country and their communities, which is why OMNI created the Lifetime Achievement Award to honour people for their contributions. Read more

2019 Nutrition Month campaign focusing on unlocking food’s potential

Dietitians of Canada offering toolkit to help spread information about healthy food choices

Food is essential for nourishment but it also does much more for us. That’s the key message behind this year’s Nutrition Month, which is acknowledged across Canada throughout March. Read more

Business donates $1,500 in Tim Hortons cards to Willows Estate

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Residents enjoy coffee outings, doughnuts, discussion

The coffee’s on.

Java and doughnuts are plentiful these days for residents of Willows Estate in Aurora. Read more