Streamway Villa’s garden is looking like new, thanks to Day of Caring volunteers

‘What a difference four hours of work made’

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty says she cannot believe what a difference four hours of work made to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s garden look like new on June 7. Read more

Co-op student learning valuable leadership skills at Frost Manor

Kyler Cavan, left, gets ready to pour soil into a wheelbarrow held by Michael Dawson.

And the skills Kyler Cavan has been learning are being picked up by other students

LINDSAY, Ont. – Co-op student Kyler Cavan says he has been learning valuable leadership skills through a placement at Frost Manor – and those leadership skills are being passed on to other students doing placements at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Seniors Month – another reason to celebrate OMNI residents

Frost Manor residents, staff, family members and volunteers are pictured here walking down a stretch of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail on June 1 in honour of International Trails Day.

While OMNI Health Care celebrates the seniors living in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes every day, June is also officially designated as Seniors Month in Ontario, giving us all an extra reason to acknowledge the province’s senior population. Read more

Springdale and local school have planted the seeds of an exciting partnership

Grade 10 student Lexi Mills puts a plant in one of the gardens at Springdale Country Manor.

Youth engagement program at Springdale has been ‘a real sense of paying it forward’ for the past 7 years

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Five students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School (TAS) in Peterborough have been busy putting their green thumbs to work getting gardens and planters ready for summer at Springdale Country Manor. Read more

Garden Terrace residents are growing healthy feed for parrot rehab and adoption centre

Collaboration between the home and Parrott Partners will provide a valuable service to some feathered friends

Garden Terrace has launched a collaboration with Parrot Partners, a nonprofit rehabilitation, training and adoption centre for parrots, that will see residents grow, harvest and prepare nutritious, organic herbs and vegetables to feed the birds in the organization’s care. Read more

VIDEO: Rosebridge Manor team creates 2019 Amazing Quest for Quality Care

ORILLIA, Ont. – It started off as a bingo. But then the large-screen monitor in the conference room at Fern Resort interrupted OMNI Health Care team members’ game with a report that their president and CEO Patrick McCarthy had been “kidnapped” and was being held for a $1-million ransom. Suspects were quickly announced. Read more

Forest Hill celebrates resident Mary Blanchfield turning 100

Mary’s colourful life has largely focused on community service and proudly raising a family

Forest Hill resident Mary Blanchfield turned 100 on May 2, her latest milestone in a lifetime of accomplishments and community service. Read more

Frost Manor shows support for International Trails Day

Frost Manor residents, staff, family members and volunteers are pictured here walking down a stretch of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail on June 1 in honour of International Trails Day.

Residents, staff, family members and volunteers attend BBQ and walk a portion of Trans Canada Trail in honour of the day

LINDSAY, Ont. – Not only did a Frost Manor outing on Saturday promote a healthy lifestyle for residents, it also supported walking trails and greenspace in the Lindsay area. Read more

IMPACT makes an impact at LTC conference

Artist Sara Dalla Guarda is pictured here with IMPACT, an interactive art installation she created to demonstrate the relationship between shattered objects and memories.

The art piece, designed by artist Sara Dalla Guarda and co-sponsored by OMNI, gets people thinking about Alzheimer’s and dementia in a different way

When Toronto-based artist Sara Dalla Guarda premiered IMPACT, an interactive art exhibit, at the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) and Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) annual convention and trade show in April, she says she saw a myriad of reactions from people. Read more

EDITORIAL: Quality Forum reminds OMNI team leaders why they work in LTC

It takes a certain type of person to work in a long-term care home, and the 2019 Quality Forum helped cement the notion that the 128 OMNI Health Care managers and other team members who attended were working where they should be. Read more