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

TASSS students begin annual garden planting at Springdale

Pictured above, TASSS student Lincoln is seen here at work in one of the gardens at Springdale Country Manor.

Partnership providing students in S.T.R.I.V.E. program with valuable experience while helping to beautify the home

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – It’s a Friday morning and a group of students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School (TASSS) are busy prepping the gardens at Springdale Country Manor for a planting session in summer. Read more

Springdale residents’ creativity nets $935 for their council

Jim Gunsolus poses with Springdale Country Manor volunteer Julie Hume in front of the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw he won on May 18. The draw raised $935 for Springdale’s residents’ council.

Money raised from ‘wheelbarrow of wine’ fundraiser will be put towards outings

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents collected $935 for the home’s residents’ council on May 18 during the “wheelbarrow of wine” draw they organized. Read more

Co-op student gaining valuable LTC experience at Springdale

Brit Harrison, pictured above, has been doing her high school co-op placement Springdale Country Manor. Brit is planning to become a PSW and says working at the home is providing her with valuable experience.

Brit Harrison says she plans to become a PSW

Brit Harrison says she’s enjoying her high school co-op placement at Springdale Country Manor, noting the Peterborough County long-term care home is a place she’d like to eventually work. Read more

How a stop at Springdale Country Manor became a 12-year volunteering stint for Julie Hume

Springdale Country Manor volunteer Julie Hume (left) and resident Grace McBride hoist the parachute residents have been making in a crafts program.

Volunteering provides opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives, she says

Julie Hume used to go for a walk every morning past Springdale Country Manor with a friend who volunteered at the Peterborough County long-term care home. Read more

The power of music brings Springdale residents together

‘Music is the heart of their soul; they just love the music and the entertainment’

When it comes to creating engaging programming for residents living with cognitive impairment at Springdale Country Manor, nothing piques people’s interest as much as music, says Sonia Murney. Read more

Sonia Murney comes ‘home’ to Springdale

Sonia Murney (centre) is seen here in this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo with representatives from the Millbrook Needlers Quilt Guild. Sonia, who has worked at Springdale Country Manor and Riverview Manor in the past, recently returned to Springdale as the home’s new full-time life enrichment co-ordinator.

New LEC a familiar face at Peterborough-area LTC home

Sonia Murney has worked in a few long-term care residences, but it’s Springdale Country Manor she considers “home.” Read more

Springdale residents sell cupcakes to raise $120 for Humane Society

Springdale Country Manor residents (left to right) Ruth Maw and Juanita Blake are seen here selling cupcakes at the home Feb. 26.

‘They had a really fun day selling the cupcakes’

A group of Springdale Country Manor residents and staff members got together in late February to bake a variety of cupcakes that were sold to raise money for the Peterborough Humane Society. Read more

VIDEO: Hero the cat comes to Springdale for pet therapy

Pet therapy is a favourite activity for many long-term-care home residents, and a new cat therapy program at Springdale Country Manor is bringing a unique feline to residents every Friday. Read more