Willows Estate ‘hands it’ to massages as key support for people who have dementia

Scented lotion, touch, conversation calms, engages residents: LEC

With the allure of soothing lavender lotion, Willows Estate is giving residents who have dementia a hand. Read more

Mystery word activity engages residents who have dementia

Willows Estate program among its most effective supports: LEC

Every few minutes, a Willows Estate resident who has dementia inquires about using the washroom. Read more

OMNI homes celebrate Thanksgiving with family, turkey

Holiday larger than Christmas for Pleasant Meadow Manor residents

From packing their bags to stay with family to enjoying a turkey dinner in-house, OMNI Health Care marked Thanksgiving with all of the trimmings. Read more

Corn-on-the-cob social a tasty treat for Willows Estate residents

‘We’ll do it again for sure,’ LEC says

The summer isn’t over yet and Willows Estate residents recently got a taste of one of the season’s signature foods. Read more

Author reads to residents at Willows Estate

Resident shares her poems of love, courage with peers

The butterflies in Enid Maize’s stomach faded when she received a resounding round of applause. Read more

Willows Estate makes upping fluid intake fun

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Aurora home hosts theme days featuring drinks, Popsicles

From Mocktail Mondays to Thirsty Thursdays, Willows Estate is helping residents stay hydrated during humid summer days. Read more

Willows Estates serves tea for 22

OMNI homes celebrate Mother’s Day

Willows Estate was thinking pink when it came to planning this year’s Mother’s Day tea. Read more

‘We’re both giving to each other in different ways’

Willows Estate volunteer Rose Vanderhoff (right) shares a moment with resident Sylvia Eriksson.

Friendship circle rewarding for Willows Estate volunteer, residents

A friendship circle is a popular gathering all-round for residents and the volunteer who co-ordinates the activity at Willows Estate. Read more

Willows Estate toasts volunteers with roast beef dinner

Willows Estate nutritional care team member Charlene Robinson takes a break with desserts. She prepared a roast beef dinner recently to honour the Aurora long-term care home’s volunteers.

‘They’re helpful and they’re dedicated’

From the man who clears the dishes after a meal to the woman who hosts a small friendship circle, Willows Estate views its volunteers as integral members of the care team. 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