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

Montessori interventions spark new optimism for Riverview resident

A resident who recently moved into Riverview Manor was having a challenging time adjusting to their new home and was convinced they were at Riverview “by accident.” But after being assessed by the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team and receiving appropriate interventions, the resident’s outlook on life at the Peterborough long-term care home has become more optimistic, team members say.

Library staff member thanked for years of service to Country Haven

Almonte Country Haven is wishing Margo Hay-Goodings a happy retirement and thanking the library assistant for her years of service to residents of the Lanark County long-term care home.

Springdale turns into the ‘home on the range’ for an afternoon

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. - Red, a miniature horse, made an appearance at Springdale Country Manor on June 14 to spend time with residents and wander through the courtyard of the Peterborough-area long-term care home.

Top-notch ingredients come together in Maplewood’s turkey club sandwich

Maplewood nutritional care team member Jackie Jeffrey has added a few twists to the classic clubhouse sandwich to give this lunchtime favourite an even better look and taste.

Picnic marks first outdoor outing of 2022 for Streamway Villa residents

With sunny skies and the mercury staying around a comfortable 22 C, 11 Streamway Villa residents, their family members, volunteers and staff were able to enjoy their first picnic in a long time on June 8.

Garden Terrace residents now enjoying rabbit therapy

Two rabbits have found a home at Garden Terrace, where they now play leading roles in a new pet therapy program.

Community kindness: Local students build garden boxes for Country Haven residents

Almonte Country Haven residents were on the receiving end of an act of community kindness June 8 when a group of students from Almonte District High School (ADHS) turned up to build two raised garden boxes for them.

Canadians encouraged to pledge to be elder abuse prevention champions

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was June 15, and Canadian organizers are asking people, organizations and policymakers across the country to make a pledge this year to become champions of elder abuse prevention.

NCM brings a taste of the Middle East to the Country Terrace menu

Country Terrace nutritional care manager (NCM) Alex Achillini has brought a favourite taste of the Middle East to the menu at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home with his chicken shawarma sandwich.