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

‘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

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

Pleasant Meadow hosts one of its most successful Christmas bazaars

$2,200 raised will help buy Christmas presents for residents

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted one of its most successful Christmas bazaars to date, raising $2,200 that will be put towards buying Christmas presents for each of the Norwood long-term care home’s 61 residents and providing funding for extra entertainment and special food over the holidays.

The bazaar, which was held Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, included sales of crafts such as knitted and wooden items residents made. There was also a wide array of baked goods residents helped make that were sold at the event.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Chris Garden says residents worked hard in the weeks leading up to the bazaar.

“We were baking for a good month beforehand and putting everything in our freezer to get ready,” she says. “Then, just before the bazaar, we took (the baked items) out, trayed them and priced them.”

The bazaar also included a 50-50 draw, and residents sold tickets for the draw a few weeks in advance “and did a really great job,” Chris adds.

There was also table with 18 donated items for sale that included wreaths, blankets and signs.

Chris attributes much of the success this year’s Christmas bazaar had to the fact there are many new family members who have been active at the home and who helped pitch in and spread the word about the event.

Chris adds this year’s Christmas bazaar raised the largest amount of money she can recall.

“It was the largest this decade, anyway.”

Photo cutline: Pleasant Meadow Manor’s recent Christmas bazaar raised $2,200 to buy presents for residents to open Christmas Day.Pleasant Meadow Manor’s recent Christmas bazaar raised $2,200 to buy presents for residents to open Christmas Day.

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Homes host costume parties for Halloween

Residents ‘enjoy seeing the staff dressed up’

From a newborn dressed as Batman to a staff member sporting a head-to-toe pumpkin costume, Halloween was a memorable occasion at Rosebridge Manor. Read more

7 Pleasant Meadow residents earn ribbons for entries at Norwood Fall Fair

Crafts and baked goods made by residents wow fair’s judges

Not only did Pleasant Meadow Manor residents have a lot of fun making crafts and baking treats to enter in contests at the Norwood Fall Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend, seven of their 22 entries won ribbons. Read more

Homes toast their fathers

Maplewood, Pleasant Meadow host Father’s Day socials

Spirits were both high and being served this past Father’s Day at two OMNI Health Care homes.

Maplewood in Brighton and Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood toasted their male residents by hosting Father’s Day social events on June 17.

Maplewood ran a Baileys Father’s Day social, inviting residents and their family members to gather for a visit over a cup of Baileys Irish Cream.

“It’s a crowd favourite,” says Rachel Corkery, administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) at Maplewood.

Sixteen of the home’s 49 residents are male and the majority of them are fathers. The event was inclusive. “We celebrated all of our men,” she notes.

The Brighton home hosts a social event every Sunday and encourages all family members to join their loved ones for a casual visit.

Meanwhile, Pleasant Meadow Manor also honoured its men this past Father’s Day. The home hosted a Father’s Day pub, which included drinks and munchies.

“Anyone that wanted to come join their dad was able to come in,” Chris Garden, LEC, tells The OMNIway.

In the small dining room, residents and family members gathered for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer, deli meat and cheese and crackers. “It was a little bit more of a guys’ menu.”

She says the home has about 25 male residents.

Each year Pleasant Meadow Manor hosts a Father’s Day Pub and a Mother’s Day tea in recognition of their residents.

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Paint Nite opens Pleasant Meadow to community, raises $300 for residents’ council

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted a Paint Nite event at the Norwood long-term care home April 25 which saw 20 participants attend. Read more

Pleasant Meadow values, honours volunteers

Norwood long-term care home hosts appreciation tea

Whether they’re helping residents enjoy a game of bingo or sitting down for a one-to-one conversation, volunteers are an integral part of the fabric of Pleasant Meadow Manor. Read more

Best friends of 76 years are united at Pleasant Meadow Manor

United: Mary Elliott (left) and Hazel Savary (right) have been close friends for nearly 76 years. Today, they are both living at Pleasant Meadow Manor.

Hazel Savary and Mary Elliott have been friends since they met in 1942. Now they’re both living at the Norwood long-term care home

NORWOOD, Ont. – Hazel Savary and Mary Elliott remember the day they met – May 22, 1942. On that day, the two were in the maternity ward at Toronto East General Hospital, their beds next to each other. Read more