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

Country Terrace residents enjoying high-end meals through Diners Club program

Country Terrace residents have been enjoying an array of high-end meals the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s nutritional care team has been preparing as part of the Diners Club program.

Community kindness: Local couple donates A/C units and fans to Country Haven, but the home ended up with much more

Paul and Lee Brennae were at home in Almonte, Ont. last year watching a TV news story about how many older long-term care homes in the province do not have air conditioning, and this gave the couple an idea.

Mobile unit is a one-stop activity shop for Springdale residents

A mobile activity unit Springdale Country Manor acquired three months ago has gone a long way to help provide residents of the Peterborough County long-term care home with meaningful activities during a time when large-group programming is not available, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Annual Tropical Day brings sunny atmosphere to Frost Manor

Frost Manor hosted its annual Tropical Day on March 25, and in keeping with the spirit of the occasion the environmental services team was inspired to bring a little bit of Hawaii to residents of the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home.

Riverview Manor is celebrating St. Patrick’s Month

Rather than paying homage to Irish culture only on St. Patrick’s Day this year, the Riverview Manor life enrichment team has been helping residents celebrate the Emerald Isle throughout March.

With safety top of mind, Forest Hill residents celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Instead of having a big St. Patrick’s Day party at Forest Hill this year, there were five smaller events to celebrate all things Irish – with social distancing and other safety precautions in full effect, of course.

Bingo, a prize draw and green beer mark St. Patrick’s Day at Frost Manor

St. Patrick’s Day was low-key this year at Frost Manor, but the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s residents and team members still celebrated all things Irish on March 17.

Let’s dance: Burnbrae music program gets residents moving

Since Burnbrae Gardens started a multifaceted music program six months ago, residents of the Campbellford, Ont. long-term care home have been benefiting from the joys music brings as well as from more exercise, increased happiness and lots of reminiscing.

How COVID-19 prompted a dietary staff member to become a PSW

Sheila Warren had worked in the nutritional care department at Almonte Country Haven for 29 years when a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the Lanark County long-term care home on March 29, 2020.