Devoted LEA brings serenity, activities to residents

Members of the Streamway Villa management team is seen here at Fern Resort in May.

Members of the Streamway Villa management team is seen here at Fern Resort in May.

Streamway recognizes Everyday Hero Nancy Williams

Thursday, July 3, 2014 — Natalie Hamilton

ORILLIA, Ont. – Streamway Villa’s Nancy Williams “is one of those staff members you want to clone.”

The highly-regarded, long-time life enrichment aide (LEA) is the 59-bed Cobourg long-term care home’s Everyday Hero.

Williams has been with Streamway Villa for 24 years.

“I want to give a shout-out to our Everyday Hero,” said Kerrie Chapple, RAI co-ordinator. “She’s one of those staff members that you want to clone. You love it when she’s there because she engages our residents in many different things. There’s always a calm atmosphere and there’s always stuff going on so you know when she’s working.”

OMNI honoured staff members from its 18 long-term care homes May 7 during the second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.

Streamway Villa also crowned its administrator Kylie Sczcebonski with the Inspired Leader award.

The Inspired Leadership award acknowledges employees who consistently motivate, inspire and enable others to provide the kind of care that benefits residents in every aspect of their lives.

Following the awards presentations, managers were entertained by singing impressionist Matt Gauthier and tried their hand at crown and anchor, blackjack, poker and roulette for a chance to win prizes.

The gala evening featured a Viva Las Vegas theme.

Read more about OMNI’s inspired leaders and everyday heroes in upcoming stories.

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