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

Students’ act of kindness made for a special Valentine’s Day at Kentwood Park

When Kentwood Park residents sat down for lunch on Feb. 14 they found special surprises waiting for them.

Colourful snowmen bring back winter memories for Springdale residents

Frosty, the world’s most famous snowman, first came to life in a song during the early 1950s, and two Springdale Country Manor team members recently tried to bring that magic to residents of the Peterborough County long-term care home.

OMNI applauds the province’s creation of a tuition-free PSW program

OMNI Health Care is applauding a move from the Ontario government to launch a program that will provide tuition-free training to those interested in careers as personal support workers (PSWs).

COVID-19 vaccinations bring ‘excitement and a relief’ to Springdale

Springdale Country Manor residents have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and they are scheduled to have their booster immunization today (March 2).

Pleasant Meadow Manor redevelopment project moving along smoothly

Phase 1 of the Pleasant Meadow Manor redevelopment project is underway, and everything has been running smoothly for residents and staff members as workers prepare the grounds outside the home for the expansion, says Sandra Tucker, the Norwood, Ont. long-term care home’s administrator and director of care.

It’s too early to go shopping, but vaccinations bring hope to West Lake residents

Shortly after receiving the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 22, a West Lake Terrace resident approached life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard with a question.

1950s diner and a visit from the Fonz highlight West Lake Terrace activity week

The West Lake Terrace dining room recently looked like Arnold’s Drive-In, the famed diner where characters from the 1950s-themed sitcom Happy Days would hang out.

Pleasant Meadow residents receive first COVID-19 vaccination, second dose coming

Most of the residents at Pleasant Meadow Manor have received their first dose of the vaccine to protect them from the COVID-19 virus, and they are expected to get the booster immunization in the coming days.

Country Terrace residents treated to chocolate fondue for Valentine’s Day

There is no food connected to Valentine’s Day as much as chocolate, and when Feb. 14 rolled around the Country Terrace nutritional care team made a chocolate fondue for the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s residents to enjoy.