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Village Green LE team harnesses resident’s talents for painting and teaching

Village Green

Village Green

‘As soon as she sits down and starts doing it, it’s like there’s a switch that flicks, and there’s a bright, shining person with all this knowledge to share’

By encouraging one woman’s passion for painting, the Village Green life enrichment team has been able to enhance quality of life for both the resident artist and several other people living at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Sign-making fundraiser brings in $180 for Frost Manor’s residents’ council

Paint night events at other OMNI homes inspire LEC to host similar event

Recent articles in The OMNIway about “paint night” events at Pleasant Meadow Manor and Maplewood inspired Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin to organize a similar fundraising activity at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Diversion doors are preventing exit-seeking behaviours at Garden Terrace

Bookshelf murals on 3 doors are having a positive impact, say staff and families

Since three “diversion doors” were painted at Garden Terrace 16 months ago, agitation caused by exit-seeking has been reduced in residents with cognitive impairment who are living at the Ottawa-area long-term care home, say staff members. Read more

Art program instilling a sense of creative pride in Village Green residents

Village Green residents are seen here painting away in the home’s Art with Martha program, which is overseen by volunteer Martha de Bruyn.

Residents will soon see their paintings adorning the halls

An art program at Village Green has instilled a sense of creative pride among residents at the Greater Napanee long-term care home, while encouraging people to try their hand at something new. Read more

Streamway LEA comes up with ‘picture perfect’ idea for Mother’s Day

Streamway Villa resident Jean Ogden (left) and life enrichment aide Tracey Neville hold two picture frames Jean created in a program just before for Mother’s Day.

Resident mothers created decorative picture frames … but they were surprised with what happened next

A new member of Streamway Villa’s life enrichment team came up with what could be called a “picture perfect” idea to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents celebrate Mother’s Day. Read more