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Unbelievably realistic pets bringing unbelievable joy to Burnbrae residents

Burnbrae Gardens resident Frank Trombley is seen here holding one of the Companion Pets the Campbellford long-term care home recently purchased.

Companion Pets enhancing quality of life for residents of all cognitive abilities

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – A Burnbrae Gardens resident sits with a life-size mechanical cat on her lap. She softly strokes the cat, which happily purrs in response. Read more

A ‘natural born leader,’ Wildwood Care Centre PSW honoured for her ‘residents first’ approach

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Holly Williams receives Inspired Leadership Award

For 27 years, personal support worker (PSW) Holly Williams has been what Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh calls a “natural born leader” at the St. Mary’s, Ont., long-term care and retirement home. Read more

Lifelong volunteer Pat Hill receives Wildwood Care Centre’s Lifetime Achievement Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Pat has spent years helping others through community programs, schools and her church

Pat Hill has dedicated much of her life to volunteering in her community. She has generously donated her time to a wide variety of community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, schools, a hospital and her church. Read more

Frost Manor’s ‘rock of the kitchen’ honoured with Everyday Hero Award

Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan (right) and PSW Sue Cardona (left) cut the cake at the award ceremony honouring them. Judy is the recipient of the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award; Sue received the Inspired Leadership Award.

Judy Keenan brings outstanding teamwork and dedication to quality each day, says manager

If there’s one key strength Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan brings to her colleagues each day, it’s teamwork, says her supervisor, nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald. Read more

AppleFest a sweet event for Maplewood residents

Brighton long-term care home celebrates community affair

A recent community event in Brighton, Ont. had Maplewood residents and staff bobbing. Read more

Frost Manor PSW organizes trip to Blue Jays game for resident

Resident Joan Taylor is seen here with staff members from Frost Manor during a Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre on Sept. 19.

Baseball fan Joan Taylor cheers on Jays with six Frost Manor staff members

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor enjoyed a girls’ night out with six staff members Sept. 19 when the group drove to Toronto to take in a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. Read more

Riverview’s inaugural open house engages families, staff and suppliers

Riverview Manor’s suppliers and partners gathered for an open house event at the Peterborough long-term care home on Sept. 22. The event served as an opportunity to educate people on the services provided to residents and staff.

First event of its kind also serves as an educational opportunity for families and staff

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor hosted an open house Sept. 22 to connect the Peterborough long-term care home’s family members, staff, suppliers and organizational partners. Read more

West Lake-hospice partnership launched to enhance Prince Edward County palliative care

Meeting with family council to formalize collaboration ‘turned into a little support group’

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward formally launched a partnership Sept. 10 during a meeting leaders from the long-term care home and hospice had with West Lake Terrace’s family council. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens honours resident Julie Hallett, a trailblazer for working women

Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett is pictured here with her family after receiving one of two of the Campbellford long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Awards at an Aug. 29 ceremony.

Julie Hallett receives Lifetime Achievement Award for a career marked by pioneering information technology and working on the Avro Arrow project

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Burnbrae Gardens resident Julie Hallett’s life has been marked with many achievements. She was involved with the war effort during the 1940s, she was a pioneer in computer programming and even worked on the ill-fated Avro Arrow project. Read more

Streamway Villa residents have a ‘rib-tastic’ Saturday with family and friends

Pictured above, Streamway Villa residents, family members and staff enjoy a trip to Cobourg’s Ribfest on Aug. 19.

10 residents enjoy outing to annual event celebrating all things barbecued

A group of 10 Streamway Villa residents joined family members and staff on Saturday, Aug. 19 to attend the 11th annual Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival in Cobourg. Read more