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

YouTube proving to be a valuable source for resident entertainment at Kentwood Park

With restrictions in place on large-group indoor programming, including live entertainment, in Ontario long-term care homes due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentwood Park life enrichment team has been turning to YouTube for help.

Resident safety remains top priority as we enter second COVID wave

As we brace for the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many connected to OMNI Health Care long-term care homes, whether residents, family members or staff, may be wondering what the coming months will bring.

Maplewood residents help make realistic front yard fall display

Applefest may have been cancelled in the town of Brighton due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop Maplewood residents and staff from pitching in to keep the spirit of the annual celebration of all things apple alive.

How ping pong is making a difference to one Willows Estate resident

If there’s one thing Willows Estate resident Luis Martins enjoys, it’s a good game of ping pong.

Alzheimer Society launches new fundraising and awareness campaign

The Alzheimer Society has rebranded its annual Coffee Break fundraiser and awareness campaign by launching the Social with a Purpose initiative this year, a move the charity says can help people and organizations create socially-distanced events while raising funds to help improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Province needs to address LTC staffing issues to better face second COVID wave

With health experts predicting a second wave of COVID-19 spread to begin within the coming months, the Ontario government needs to address staffing issues in the long-term care sector to help homes better prevent and manage infection, says OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.

Flowers blooming in September at Pleasant Meadow Manor

Even in autumn, the flowers are blooming at Pleasant Meadow Manor.

Safe reading and discussion groups restart at Willows Estate

Willows Estate life enrichment aide (LEA) Azaria Kanda has restarted a long-popular reading and discussion group for the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home’s residents.
Frost Manor

Frost Manor keeping family council, volunteers up to date on the latest news

Given the changes happening in the long-term care sector due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that family councils have not been able to meet inside long-term care homes since March, Frost Manor has been keeping its family council members and volunteers up to date on the latest news at the home.