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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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Volunteer vowed to ‘give back’ to Riverview Manor all the LTC home gave his mother-in-law

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Mark Coady first became acquainted with Riverview Manor about 10 years ago when his mother-in-law was living at the Peterborough long-term care home. Mark would often find himself helping residents when his wife was assisting her mother, and it seemed natural for him to progress to becoming a volunteer.
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Village Green barbecue creates a strong sense of community

Nothing brings people together quite like food and fun, and that was certainly the case when Village Green hosted its annual resident and family barbecue on July 9.
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‘You see their genuine love for them’

One female resident adoringly watches a flock of quails for about 45 minutes. Others reach out to touch an English angora bunny and a silkie rooster.
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Staff and families work together to revamp Frost Manor gardens

Frost Manor team members and family council have been working together since spring to complete garden projects at the Lindsay long-term care home, and the collaboration has led to some “colourful” results, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton.
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Pleasant Meadow supports residents, staff as temperatures climb

Pleasant Meadow Manor is keeping its cool during the current heatwave in Norwood, Ont.
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Turning WanderGuard into a brooch is keeping Riverview resident safe and happy

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - When a Riverview Manor resident who exit-seeks was forgetting or refusing to keep her WanderGuard bracelet on her person, the Peterborough long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a clever idea that has since ensured the resident not only wears the device at all times, she also wants to be seen with it.
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Annual Forest Hill butterfly program still engaging residents after five years

A program that engages Forest Hill residents in the life cycle of butterflies each June is still going strong five years after life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch hatched the idea at the Kanata long-term care home.
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Willows Estate makes upping fluid intake fun

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