Who wants poutine? Springdale Country Manor residents get served their requested lunch

Resident Lorna Hillan enjoys a plate of poutine at Springdale Country Manor on Sept. 5.

Chip truck stopped by the home Sept. 5 to dish up french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently requested poutine for lunch, so that’s what they got on Sept. 5. In fact, the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s staff members even arranged for a chip truck to pull up to the home over the lunch hour that day to dish up residents’ orders. Read more

New Charter of Rights for People with Dementia can be used to complement existing Bill of Rights in LTC homes

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Understanding the new charter can help LTC homes enhance quality of life for people with dementia, says the Alzheimer Society’s Mary Schulz

While Ontario long-term-care home residents have a Bill of Rights, the Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia which was created by an advisory group of people with dementia. The charter can be used by homes to complement the existing rights residents have while creating an understanding of the “unique rights” of persons with dementia, says Mary Schulz. Read more

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Bonnie Windover, OMNI’s longest-serving employee, retires after 41 years

Bonnie Windover, who served Springdale Country Manor residents for 41 years, retired May 31. Bonnie is seen here during the celebration her colleagues at the Peterborough-area long-term care home hosted in her honour.

Springdale Country Manor honours longtime nurses’ aide on her last day on the job

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – After 41 years serving Springdale Country Manor residents, nurses’ aide Bonnie Windover, OMNI Health Care’s most senior staff member, has retired. Read more

Knitting club delivers fidget blankets, fidget muffs and shawls to Springdale Country Manor

From left to right, Gloria Nadeau, Mary Lynn Gerhardt and Sandy Bradley of the Ennismore Knitting and Crochet Seniors Club hold fidget muffs they recently made and donated to Springdale Country Manor residents.

Residents immediately start enjoying the items delivered by the Ennismore Knitting and Crochet Seniors Club

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A Springdale Country Manor resident sits with a fidget blanket on the table in front of him. He feels its texture and smiles at the hookless fishing lure dangling from the blanket. Read more

Student says Springdale placement is a step toward goal of becoming a nurse

Pictured above, Claire Shorten, a Grade 12 student at Crestwood Secondary School, is doing a placement at Springdale Country Manor.

‘It has been a really good experience; everyone has been really helpful, they are all willing to teach me and they have been supportive,’ Claire Shorten says of Springdale team

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Claire Shorten, a Grade 12 student at Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough, says her placement work at Springdale Country Manor has been a step forward toward her career goal of becoming a nurse. Read more

Connie Coll reflects on year volunteering at Springdale with her cat, Hero

Therapeutic Paws of Canada volunteer Connie Coll and her cat, Hero, are pictured here during a recent visit to Springdale Country Manor.

She says working with residents has reinforced the value pet therapy brings to people living in LTC homes

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Connie Coll says the support she and her cat, Hero, have received from Springdale Country Manor has been “wonderful” since the duo began volunteering at the Peterborough County long-term care home 15 months ago. Read more

Springdale LEA returns from ‘eye-opening’ experience doing mission work in Belize

Springdale Country Manor organized a lunchtime chili sale Feb. 15 to support missionary work LEA Trish Mills (pictured far right) undertook in Belize in February. Trish and her husband joined Andy and Maureen Harjula (pictured at left). The fundraiser was organized by Springdale life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney (pictured second from right).

Trish Mills helped paint a church and brought money raised by co-workers to help provide food for school lunches

Trish Mills says her recent two-week mission work in Belize was an “eye-opening” experience, and she is thankful to her co-workers at Springdale Country Manor for supporting her on her journey to help the people in the town of Dangriga. Read more

Springdale team members rally to support LEA’s mission work in Belize

Springdale Country Manor organized a lunchtime chili sale Feb. 15 to support missionary work LEA Trish Mills (pictured far right) is undertaking in Belize. Trish and her husband will be joining Andy and Maureen Harjula (pictured at left). The fundraiser was organized by Springdale life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney (pictured second from right).

The chili fundraiser they organized brings in $182 that Trish Mills and others will use to help children and churches

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Trish Mills’ colleagues at Springdale Country Manor rallied to her side Feb. 15 when they hosted a chili sale to help support a two-week mission in Belize she and her husband are undertaking. Read more

VIDEO: Longtime staff members reflect on careers at Springdale

Health-care aide Lynn Powell and personal support worker Sarah Roote have 66 years of combined experience serving Springdale Country Manor residents. The two were among the team members honoured at an Aug. 31 ceremony hosted at the Peterborough County long-term care home to honour exceptional staff. Read more