Environmental services worker Tanya Smith is always striving to make people’s day a little brighter

Frost Manor Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Smith (left) is seen here with environmental services manager Rick Riel and Everyday Hero Award recipient Phyllis Smith.

Her enthusiasm and mindfulness has been recognized by her peers, who nominated Tanya for Frost Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award

Since 2016, environmental services team member Tanya Smith has been organizing day trips for Frost Manor residents to her mother-in-law Nancy DeGeer’s farm just outside of Lindsay. There are many ways Tanya demonstrates leadership at Frost Manor, but this is one way that stands out for many of her colleagues and residents. Read more

Kentwood Park kicks off annual letter-writing campaign with a party

Kentwood Park residents and staff are pictured here at the Picton long-term care home’s launch of the annual Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign.

LTC home will be working with residents, families and staff to get letters signed in support of Better Seniors’ Care campaign

Kentwood Park kicked off its support of the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Better Seniors’ Care campaign on Oct. 26 with a party that brought residents, their families and staff members from the Picton, Ont. long-term care home together. Read more

Country Terrace RN Pat Wysman receives prestigious Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award

RN Pat Wysman (middle) is pictured here with OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (left) and Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann (right) receiving the Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award at a recent ceremony.

‘Pat is very dedicated to the residents at Country Terrace and strongly advocates for each one to live a life of dignity and quality’

Country Terrace registered nurse Pat Wysman is the recipient of OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award. Read more

New LEA commended for bringing lots of creativity and ideas to Frost Manor

Frost Manor residents Marion Cain, Jean Gibb and Sheila Serksnas are pictured here with LEA Kim Williams in the Halloween masks they recently made.

Most recently, Kim Williams played a large role in helping organize Halloween party

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton says Kim Williams, a new member of the life enrichment team, has already come up “with plenty of fun and exciting programs” for residents to enjoy in her short time at the home. Read more

More educational opportunities, improved resident quality of life among positive changes Village Green team member has seen in 38 years

Village Green housekeeping department team member Mary Estabrooks (right) poses with her mom during the Selby, Ont. long-term care home’s 40th-anniversary celebration in September.

Housekeeping staff member Mary Estabrooks reflects on her career at Village Green during the home’s 40th-anniversary celebration

SELBY, Ont. – Mary Estabrooks says if someone asked her 38 years ago if she would still be working at Village Green in 2018, her answer would have been no. But here we are in 2018, and Mary is still working in the housekeeping department at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Riverview Manor spends much of Halloween week hosting spooky events for residents and staff

Costumes, pumpkin-carving and a party among the activities

The Riverview Manor team spent days leading up to Halloween and the big day itself engaging residents and staff members in all things that go along with the spookiest time of year. Read more

Resident and staff costume contest highlights Frost Manor’s Halloween party

Frost Manor team members are seen here showing off their costumes during the Lindsay long-term care home’s Halloween party and costume contest.

Event combines OMNI Health Care values of fun and laughter and creativity

The Frost Manor team took this year’s Halloween party up a notch when the Lindsay long-term care home hosted a resident and staff costume contest. Read more

2018 Fall Prevention Month campaign underscores important role we all play in keeping seniors on their feet

Toolkit and other resources are being offered by the campaign to help organizations, caregivers and family members of all ages learn more about preventing falls in older adults

November is Fall Prevention Month across Canada, and the theme for this year’s campaign is “It takes a community to prevent a fall. We all have a role to play.” Read more

When Frost Manor lost its fish-tank funding, LEA Jesse Fraser created an aquarium program for residents

Frost Manor LEA Jesse Fraser is pictured here standing next to the home’s aquarium. Jesse recently started a program that engages residents in helping care for the aquarium’s fish.

‘This is a great example of how Jesse embraces the OMNIway’

After Frost Manor lost the funding an anonymous donor had provided for the maintenance of the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s fish tank for several years, life enrichment aide (LEA) Jesse Fraser came to the rescue. Read more

Helping residents and staff members is all in a day’s work for Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith, pictured at far left, is Frost Manor’s recipient of the 2018 Everyday Hero Award.

She jokes it has taken her ‘only 38 years’ to receive Frost Manor’s Everyday Hero Award

LINDSAY, Ont. – With her sharp sense of humour, Phyllis Smith, who has been working at Frost Manor since 1980, jokes that it took her “only 38 years” to receive OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Hero Award. Read more