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

Alzheimer Society says LTC homes can help spread this year’s campaign message

Representatives from the Alzheimer Society of Canada say long-term care homes can play a role to help the organization spread its 2022 awareness campaign and help enhance quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Pre-Christmas pet therapy and Santa visit brings cheer to West Lake residents

Just before current pandemic restrictions came into effect in December, West Lake Terrace residents received a visit from Santa Claus as well as from two of their four-legged friends. These visits helped make for a happy holiday season for residents of the Prince Edward County long-term care home, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard.

‘Community changes everything’ at the core of Alzheimer Society’s 2022 awareness campaign

The Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched its annual awareness campaign, and the main message the organization is focusing on in 2022 is “community changes everything,” say two of the society’s representatives.

Streamway Villa residents receive some ‘sunshine’

Thanks to the thoughtfulness of a nonprofit organization and the people connected to it, Streamway Villa residents were recently inundated with cards filled with positive messages – something that has been especially meaningful during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New renovations, building community connections, among the exciting things on the Country Terrace horizon

Administrator Christie Patterson says the completion of the renovations underway to expand Country Terrace as well as opportunities to build community connections are among the things she’s looking forward to most in her new role.

Community pulls together to help make Christmas extra special at Pleasant Meadow

Local charities and citizens of Norwood are getting a huge round of applause from people living and working at Pleasant Meadow Manor for their tremendous generosity during the holiday season.

Family member pays tribute to Maplewood staff for the care her mom received

Patricia Brown’s mother, Eva Brinklow, recently passed away at Maplewood, the long-term care residence in Brighton she had called home for eight years. Patricia says her mother enjoyed an excellent quality of life at Maplewood that was made possible by staff members, and she recently reached out to The OMNIway to ask us to help her pay tribute to her mother’s caregivers.

All Forest Hill residents had gifts to open Christmas Day, thanks to annual initiative

An annual program organized by Forest Hill to ensure every resident of the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home receives a Christmas present to open Dec. 25 was once again a “huge success,” says life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest.

Stuff a Stocking for a Senior initiative returns to Streamway Villa

Streamway Villa residents returned to their rooms after breakfast on Christmas Day morning to find traditional Santa stockings filled with small gifts, courtesy of the Stuff a Stocking for a Senior initiative.