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

Springdale honours veterans with Remembrance Day programs

Although it was a smaller event this year due to restrictions in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Springdale Country Manor still honoured Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 with several activities throughout the day.

The Riverview Manor trees that keep on giving

with cognitive impairment in meaningful activities.

DOC Laurie Gibson retires after serving Burnbrae Gardens residents for 11 years

Asked how she was feeling about retiring from Burnbrae Gardens after working at the Campbellford long-term care home for 11 years, Laurie Gibson said “it’s bittersweet.”

Autumn-themed craft helps keep spirits high at Kentwood Park

Kentwood Park life enrichment aide (LEA) Brandy Courtney recently created a safe, autumn-themed craft to help support residents of the Picton, Ont. long-term care home during the COVID-19 pandemic and to celebrate the changing of seasons.

Pub parties cap off Riverview Manor Halloween season

Riverview Manor started Halloween season with jack-o’-lantern decorating this year (see Nov. 2 story) and carried activities and celebrations through to the Halloween weekend, with socially distanced pub parties being hosted on the north and south sides of the Peterborough long-term care home.

Frost Manor family council connects for the first time since pandemic began

For the first time since February, members of Frost Manor’s family council had a meeting on Oct. 29 when they connected during a video conferencing session.

Country Terrace treats residents to a variety of seasonal favourite meals and desserts

With autumn and Halloween have come a variety of seasonal culinary favourites from the Country Terrace kitchen.

Maplewood residents judge spooky Halloween trunk contest

Maplewood residents went “trunk-or-treating” recently.

Willows Estate residents and staff partake in weekend of Halloween fun

Willows Estate residents enjoyed a Halloween celebration at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home on the weekend that featured costumes, a variety of treats, jack-o’-lanterns and a whole lot of fun and laughter.