A Little Rain Couldn’t Dampen Our Spirits at the West Lake Yard Sale!

This past weekend at West Lake, we rolled up our sleeves, dug into our closets, and turned out for a yard sale with a mission—to throw a summer bash our residents won’t soon forget. Big thanks to Angelica Nyman, our Office Manager, and Amber Andrus, our Nutritional Care Manager, for dreaming up this fantastic event!

The idea behind the yard sale was simple yet impactful: to raise funds for a summer party complete with a live band and a BBQ that everyone in our community could enjoy.

Imagine this: tables laden with treasures, the air filled with the sweet scent of homemade treats, and smiles all around—even a few wagging tails from visiting pets! Staff, residents, and family members generously donated items they no longer needed, from quirky lamps to novels waiting for a new set of eyes, the variety of items drew a great crowd eager to support our cause. And let’s not forget the food! Our bake sale table was a feast of cookies, pies, and cakes, all whipped up by our residents, staff, and their families.

Thanks to Metro in Picton, we even had a hot dog stand that turned into the star attraction as people lined up for a tasty snack while they shopped. Everything was priced to sell, and sell it did—even after a surprise rain shower made us scramble to cover the goods!

Despite the rain cutting our Saturday short, our determined management team wasn’t about to let a little weather wash away our plans. Several members of our management team sacrificed their long weekend plans, volunteering an extra day to ensure the yard sale’s success. Their dedication paid off, not only did we reach our fundraising goal—we soared past it!

One of our favorite moments? Seeing some of our residents light up as they tried on various hats they found. A particularly heartwarming picture shows a group of residents trying on stylish hats they picked out. It’s moments like these that remind us at Omni why we do what we do.

Thanks to the incredible support and hard work of everyone involved, and it’s all thanks to the incredible spirit and generosity of our West Lake community. With the funds raised, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the much-anticipated summer party for our residents. This event promises to be a wonderful celebration, filled with live music, BBQ delights, and community spirit.

The success of the West Lake yard sale is a reflection of the strong community bonds at Omni Quality Living. This weekend showed us all how a little teamwork (and a lot of baked goods) can bring a community together and make something special happen. We’re looking forward to putting those funds to good use and making the upcoming summer party an unforgettable experience for all.