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

Garden Terrace residents enjoy first outdoor entertainment of 2022

Garden Terrace residents enjoyed their first outdoor entertainment of the year on June 16 when Jumpin’ Jimmy Leroux made an appearance at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home.

Sunday tradition inspires Pleasant Meadow cook’s favourite recipe

Pleasant Meadow Manor cook Dean Smith found inspiration in a Sunday tradition when he decided to enter OMNI Health Care’s March Madness recipe challenge.

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.