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Thank You Volunteers

We received a lovely donation of 700+ hand-made masks for our front-line-heroes for use when they leave after a hard day's work. Many thanks to Ptbo Mask Makers and a group of curlers from the Peterborough Curling Club for the heart-felt contribution.

COVID-19: A Focus on Health and Safety

The arrival of effective vaccines brings new hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Things are slowly returning to normal, including full activity schedules and relaxed provincial visiting rules. The residents of AON LTC and retirement homes are now fully vaccinated. The acceptance rate of AON staff to vaccination has been gratifying to see, encouraged by AON's "Shot in the Arm" incentive program. Achieving immunization thresholds enables reduced restrictions and a return to normal life for our residents.

Even as things return to normal, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our residents and staff. Today and throughout the pandemic all AON Homes follow the directives of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer, the Ministry of Health, and Public Health authorities. AON Homes have been ahead of the curve in many of the responses to COVID-19, right from the start.

We do our best to communicate with families and loved ones, with regular updates from each Home. Any important new information to be shared more broadly has been, and will continue to be, communicated through "@AON_responds" on Twitter, or through this page. Fortunately, there has not been much to share recently, aside from communications from each Home to resident family members about things returning to normal.

COVID-19 Response

If a Home experiences COVID-19, special "outbreak" protocols will immediately go into effect, including isolation, deployment of "protective personal equipment" (PPE), staff cohorting, and many practices intended to limit the spread of the infection and keep all residents and staff members safe. All of this would be under the supervision of Public Health authorities. Should such an event occur, there would be special communication to the residents and families of the affected Home. We will also use the Twitter account "@AON_responds" to share news or important information, or visit this page.

Please note that if a resident is ill, our standard protocol is to contact the resident's designated loved one to make sure they are informed. This applies to ANY illness or unusual situation, including COVID-19. So please do not worry, we will keep you informed.

Thank You

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged how we all work and live. We celebrate our staff for the commitment they showed to our residents during very challenging and stressful times. Their courage, dedication, and hard work is second to none. We thank our residents and their families and friends for their patience, their understanding, and their trust during these unprecedented times.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Executive Director or Administrator of your Home. The contact information is available on their individual webpages. Or feel free to send an email here.