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Maplewood uses PA system to spread cheer

Home makes daily announcements, shares jokes

Maplewood is using its PA system to give residents a smile during the global pandemic restrictions that have those who live there isolated in their rooms. Read more

Woodland team’s creativity leads to innovative way for residents and families to safely visit

A new safety barrier attached to the home’s patio also allows everyone to enjoy outdoor visits while maintaining important protocols

With warmer, sunnier weather on the horizon, the Woodland Villa team came up with an idea to help residents enjoy outdoor visits with family members while adhering to important physical distancing protocols that are in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Willows Estate family member buys staff dinner

Employees enjoy surprise pizza delivery for all shifts

A Willows Estate family member recently picked up the tab to have several pizzas delivered to the Aurora long-term care. Read more

Rosebridge Manor residents enjoy increased one-to-one time

Life enrichment staff offers individualized activities, FaceTime

Whether they’re listening to a short story, playing a card game or having a FaceTime visit with a loved one, Rosebridge Manor residents are enjoying an increase in individualized activities these days. Read more

Local Tim Hortons thanks Frost Manor team with coffee and doughnuts

‘It is these acts of kindness and generosity that truly show how the City of Kawartha Lakes comes together to support one another’

Frost Manor team members are grateful for a recent act of kindness from a local Tim Hortons store in Lindsay to thank them for the hard work they’re putting forth during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Willows Estate management treats staff to lunch

Willows Estate nutritional care manager Gary Rose is pictured here working the grill at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home.

‘This gesture was immensely appreciated by everyone,’ says LEA

The commitment of being a front-line worker during the global COVID-19 pandemic is not going unnoticed by management at OMNI Health Care’s Aurora long-term care home. Read more

Forest Hill celebrates all staff for their dedication during National Nursing Week

Pictured above, Forest Hill interim director of care Nicole Fulford (left) and interim assistant director of care Rachel Gadher serve lasagna during one of the events the home hosted in honour of National Nursing Week.

Honouring team members was especially important this year, given the challenges the LTC sector is facing with the global pandemic

Celebrating the people working in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes during National Nursing Week is a long-standing part of the organization’s culture, but honouring team members for their hard work and dedication to residents had even more meaning this year, given the challenges brought on by the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, says Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Craig Forrest. Read more

‘Surprise drops’ have been much appreciated by Burnbrae Gardens team

Pictured above, Antonia’s Bistro in Campbellford recently delivered complimentary pizzas to show support for Burnbrae Gardens staff members.

From sending meals to sending kind messages, Campbellford LTC home is grateful for the community’s support during global pandemic

Since the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March, Burnbrae Gardens has been on the receiving end of a wave of community support – and those working at the Campbellford long-term care home are grateful. Read more

Support from local businesses and families has helped keep spirits high at Streamway Villa

‘I continue to be so thankful to live in a small town that continues to show community support in such dark times,’ says LEC

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says she and her co-workers at Streamway Villa are thankful for the gifts and acts of kindness the Cobourg long-term care home has received in recent weeks from local businesses, the community and residents’ family members. Read more

LEA builds activity cart in her spare time

Lynanne Campbell makes ‘something, ordinary, extraordinary’

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Lynanne Campbell may not be at work but her mind is clearly on the residents of Maplewood. Read more