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A resident with early-onset dementia is sharing her story. Here’s why that’s important

If you’ve been reading The OMNIway recently, you will know that we have been featuring stories profiling a Streamway Villa resident who is living with early-onset dementia. Read more

Forest Hill’s Jayme Drainville ‘truly exemplifies what it means to be a PSW’

Forest Hill PSW Jayme Drainville is pictured holding her Everyday Hero Award.

Jayme was recently presented with Forest Hill’s Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to her colleagues and the residents she cares for

Since joining the Forest Hill team in May 2017, personal support worker (PSW) Jayme Drainville has been a staff member who can always be counted on, says Anna Gagnon, the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s nursing administrative services manager. Read more

Village Green beekeeping presentation underscores the value of educational programming for residents

Curt Hardy is pictured here giving a presentation on beekeeping to Village Green residents.

‘I think it’s good to never stop learning, and today was proof of that,’ resident says

Village Green was literally “buzzing” with excitement recently when the Greater Napanee long-term care home hosted 25,000 unique guests. Read more

Riverview Manor team raises $4,500 for Alzheimer Society at Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull

The Pulling for Our Residents team from Riverview Manor pulls a 44,000-pound fire engine in the Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot Sept. 16 during the fifth annual Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull fundraiser.

The Pulling for Our Residents team set a new fundraising record for the Peterborough LTC home

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Pulling for Our Residents, a 10-member team representing Riverview Manor, raised $4,500 in support of the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton on Sept. 13 during the fifth annual Pulling for Dementia fire truck pull fundraiser in Peterborough. Read more

LTC homes can help raise Alzheimer’s awareness during 24th annual Coffee Break

The Sept. 19 event, which is hosted by the Alzheimer Society, also raises money to support programs and services

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada is gearing up for its 24th annual Coffee Break fundraiser and awareness campaign on Sept. 19. Read more

Home casts fishing derby for residents, family members

Rosebridge Manor event nets participants of all ages

A recent fishing derby was a real catch for residents and family members of Rosebridge Manor. Read more

Positive attitude, strong work ethic and creative flair are among Everyday Hero’s attributes

Frost Manor LEA Kim Williams is praised by her colleagues for the enthusiasm she brings to enhancing residents’ quality of life

Since joining the Frost Manor life enrichment team a year ago, Kim Williams has approached her job each day with a positive attitude and a genuine desire to enhance quality of life for the Lindsay long-term care home’s 62 residents, her colleagues say. Read more

Local library helping Forest Hill residents get their book fix

Forest Hill resident Marilyn Orr holds a book she received through an outreach program run by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Through the program, library employee Gregor Bertram (pictured at left) visits the Kanata long-term care home every month with books residents request.

Kanata LTC home is finding great success using local library’s outreach program

Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Craig Forrest says residents at the Kanata long-term care home who enjoy reading have been receiving excellent service from an outreach program offered by the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library for about two years. Read more

Volunteer vowed to ‘give back’ to Riverview Manor all the LTC home gave his mother-in-law

Riverview Manor volunteer Mark Coady spends time with residents during a July 17 visit to the Peterborough long-term care home.

From pet therapy to religious services to helping with bingo, Mark Coady does it all

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Mark Coady first became acquainted with Riverview Manor about 10 years ago when his mother-in-law was living at the Peterborough long-term care home. Mark would often find himself helping residents when his wife was assisting her mother, and it seemed natural for him to progress to becoming a volunteer. Read more

Turning WanderGuard into a brooch is keeping Riverview resident safe and happy

Riverview Manor BSO team member Karlie Phillips holds the costume-jewel-studded lanyard she made to prompt a resident to wear her decorative WanderGuard.

BSO team members create an intervention that’s a win for everyone

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident who exit-seeks was forgetting or refusing to keep her WanderGuard bracelet on her person, the Peterborough long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a clever idea that has since ensured the resident not only wears the device at all times, she also wants to be seen with it. Read more