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

Springdale Everyday Hero described as an advocate for residents who takes on all challenges

Springdale Country Manor RPN Sam Coleman (centre) has been named the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero. Sam is seen here receiving her award from director of care Kathy Shewell (left) and nursing administrative service manager Wendy Logan (right).

RPN Sam Coleman has been a positive force at the home for 10 years, co-workers say

SPRINGVILE, Ont. – Since she began working at Springdale Country Manor in 2007, registered practical nurse (RPN) Sam Coleman has been a positive force who works well with residents and helps team members, her co-workers say. Read more

VIDEO: Springdale honours longtime staff, Inspired Leader and Everyday Hero

Springdale Country Manor hosted a ceremony Aug. 31 to honour longtime staff members, hand out this year’s Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership Awards, and say goodbye to retiring nutritional care manager Ann Weldon. Read more

Melissa Tilley receives Inspired Leadership Award for resident-focus, strong work ethic

Springdale Country Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award recipient Melissa Tilley (far right) is seen here accepting her award from nursing administrative service manager Wendy Logan (left) and director of care Kathy Shewell (centre).

‘I feel very honoured to be recognized after more than 10 years of service – it’s very emotional,’ says Springdale Country Manor RN

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Registered nurse Melissa Tilley’s colleagues at Springdale Country Manor say she is a resident-focused team member who has a strong work ethic and is an “asset” to the home. Read more

Springdale honours Ann Weldon for 30 years of service

Ann Weldon (right) gives director of care Kathy Shewell a hug during a ceremony at Springdale Country Manor Aug. 31. The ceremony was hosted at the home to present service awards and announce the recipients of Springdale’s 2017 Everyday Hero and Inspired Leadership awards. Ann is retiring after serving the home for nearly 30 years.

Nutritional care manager presented with award as she prepares to retire

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Ann Weldon has been serving Springdale Country Manor residents for nearly 30 years, and staff and management at the Peterborough County long-term care home wanted to thank her for her hard work and for the fun she brought with her to work every day. Read more

Partnerships bridge gap between generations

‘I think it’s a great learning opportunity all the way around’

From building a model car to turning over flowerbeds, people of all ages are benefitting from the partnerships between OMNI Health Care homes and local high schools. Read more

Springdale partnership providing valuable work experience to students

Mark Wilkins (second from left), a child and youth counsellor with Kinark Child and Family Services, is seen here with a group of students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School during a visit to Springdale Country Manor to prep the home’s gardens for planting.

A partnership between LTC home and a social-service agency is creating opportunities for teens

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A partnership between Springdale Country Manor and the Kinark Child and Family Services’ S.T.R.I.V.E. (Support Teenagers in Readiness for Independence, Vocation and Education) program is offering a unique way to help local high school students make a difference in their community. Read more