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

A perfect day for poutine at Streamway Villa

It was a perfect day for poutine. On the afternoon of Sept. 23, a chip truck from Personal Touch Catering pulled up to Streamway Villa in Cobourg to serve up the famous Canadian staple of fresh-cut fries, gravy and cheese curd to residents, their family members and staff.

It’s Christmas all year at Riverview Manor

For the past 21 months, it has been Christmas year-round at Riverview Manor, thanks to the ingenuity of one of the Peterborough long-term care home’s life enrichment team members.

Streamway residents focus on keeping healthy minds and bodies

Streamway Villa residents have been focusing on keeping both healthy minds and bodies through programming the Cobourg, Ont. long-term care home offers.

West Lake LEC underscores the positive impact music is having on residents

Since in-house musical entertainment has returned to West Lake Terrace, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) David Forsyth says residents have enjoyed getting back into the groove.

Did you know today is World Alzheimer’s Day?

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, a campaign that takes place across the globe every year to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia as well as to share information on how to help people affected by cognitive impairment.

Residents and team members mark Residents’ Council Week at the Willows

Willows Estate residents and team members celebrated Residents’ Council Week with a variety of fun and informative events, including a tea, a photo booth and the unveiling of a display wall.

Maplewood brings back innovative intervention after successfully reducing resident’s anxiety

When a Maplewood resident recently began experiencing agitation, one of the Brighton long-term care home’s life enrichment aides (LEAs) put their arm around the resident for comfort and the resident became calm.

Royal memories: Riverview resident reflects on friendship with Queen Elizabeth II

To the world, she was Queen Elizabeth II, but before she was the monarch who reigned as head of state of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms, including Canada, then-19-year-old Joan Brownson knew her as “Lizzie.”

Smoked salmon quiche offers a unique addition to Country Haven’s St. Patrick’s Day meal

Back in March, Almonte Country Haven chef Sarah Montgomery wanted to serve something different to residents of the Lanark County long-term care home on St. Patrick’s Day.