Frost Manor residents treated to a carnival-themed month

Frost Manor resident Dorothy Burrows and life enrichment aide Sarah Thayer share a laugh during Carnival Month at the Lindsay long-term care home.

With safety measures in place, life enrichment team members have organized a month-long series of activities for residents that embrace the spirit of fun and laughter

It’s that time of year again at Frost Manor when the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s residents are treated to a month-long themed event that embraces the OMNI Health Care core value of fun and laughter.

This year the life enrichment team elected to create a carnival atmosphere throughout August that includes a variety of events and games the team has developed to engage residents, including pop a prize, feed the lion, Plinko, ping-pong prize, Lucky Ducks, pin the nose on the clown and pig races.

Frost Manor resident Anja Karppinen holds her penguin balloon.

In addition to the games and events life enrichment team members will host, residents’ council president Diane Hickman will tap into her psychic abilities as a fortune-teller.

Even the Frost Manor movie nights have a carnival twist, with team members showing films including The Greatest Showman, Dumbo and more.

There’s also carnival-themed foods for residents to enjoy, including snow cones, candy floss and popcorn, to add to the nostalgia.

The Frost Manor life enrichment team organizes a themed month every year. The theme challenges team members to be creative and dream up new programs for the residents, explains life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton.

While the aim of the carnival-themed month is to create a fun, entertaining series of events for residents, safety is still top of mind due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Lyndsay says.

“The pandemic really has challenged our staff to create games where we could ensure social distancing and added infection-control measures,” she tells The OMNIway.

The OMNIway will be sharing more stories and photos from the Frost Manor carnival month in the coming days, so please stay tuned.

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