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Collaborative, month-long ‘under the sea’ theme has been a hit with Frost Manor residents

What started as an idea to decorate the dining/activity room with an underwater theme has taken on a life of its own

The dining and activity room at Frost Manor is now “under the sea.” Read more

‘You see their genuine love for them’

Maplewood residents’ bond with animals a beautiful thing: Kristie Istead

One female resident adoringly watches a flock of quails for about 45 minutes. Others reach out to touch an English angora bunny and a silkie rooster. Read more

Willows Estate makes upping fluid intake fun

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Aurora home hosts theme days featuring drinks, Popsicles

From Mocktail Mondays to Thirsty Thursdays, Willows Estate is helping residents stay hydrated during humid summer days. Read more

Forest Hill revamps Snoezelen room, team members seeing positive results

Forest Hill resident Theresa Norton, left, and life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch pose with the fibre-optic waterfall in the Kanata long-term care home’s Snoezelen room.

Residents of all abilities are enjoying the calming effects the sensory room provides

It has taken more than two years of work, but Forest Hill has completed the revamp of its Snoezelen room – and residents, families and staff members are loving it. Read more

Frost Manor’s ‘little in-house celebrity dog’ is providing quality visits with residents

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane visits with Tracker, a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog.

Tracker’s owner, Bill Dopson, says they’re both enjoying their volunteer experience at the Lindsay LTC home

Tracker, a seven-year-old Basset hound, is not only a favourite visitor at Frost Manor, he’s also pretty well-known around Lindsay. Read more

Petting zoo returns to Streamway Villa to bring residents memories and smiles

‘It brings the residents happiness; it’s a lot of fun for them’

COBOURG, Ont. – Many Streamway Villa residents are from agricultural backgrounds, so being able to see, touch and interact with an array of animals in the courtyard of the Cobourg long-term care home proved to be the perfect way to get them reminiscing. Read more

Streamway Villa’s garden is looking like new, thanks to Day of Caring volunteers

‘What a difference four hours of work made’

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty says she cannot believe what a difference four hours of work made to help the Cobourg long-term care home’s garden look like new on June 7. Read more

Seniors Month – another reason to celebrate OMNI residents

Frost Manor residents, staff, family members and volunteers are pictured here walking down a stretch of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail on June 1 in honour of International Trails Day.

While OMNI Health Care celebrates the seniors living in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes every day, June is also officially designated as Seniors Month in Ontario, giving us all an extra reason to acknowledge the province’s senior population. Read more

Student plans to use skills he’s learned during Frost Manor placement to land a summer job

Student Mack Dixon is pictured here working at Frost Manor. Mack is one of five students from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School doing a placement at the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mack Dixon says working with tools and learning how to change air filters are among the skills he can add to his resumé

LINDSAY, Ont. – Student Mack Dixon will be looking for a summer job after the school year finishes at the end of June, and thanks to his involvement in a partnership between St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and Frost Manor, he has some new skills to add to his resumé. Read more

Frost Manor’s partnership with local school continues to flourish

Five St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School students are gaining experience and leadership skills while providing valuable services to the home

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School are continuing to build upon a partnership they established last year that’s enhancing opportunities for students to learn new skills and develop leadership while giving something back to the community. Read more