Springdale’s quiet hero named Everyday Hero

Springdale Country Manor PSW Karin Merpaw (left) has received the home’s 2016 Everyday Hero Award. Merpaw is seen here with health-care aide Marg Gregory, who nominated her for the award after the PSW saved her from a choking incident.

Springdale Country Manor PSW Karin Merpaw (left) has received the home’s 2016 Everyday Hero Award. Merpaw is seen here with health-care aide Marg Gregory, who nominated her for the award after the PSW saved her from a choking incident in March.

Karin Merpaw nominated for award after saving colleague from choking incident

Springdale Country Manor personal support worker (PSW) Karin Merpaw has been named the Peterborough County long-term care home’s Everyday Hero. While she is honoured to receive the accolade, she insists that what got her the nomination was just human nature. Read more

(VIDEO) Four OMNI homes get creative to highlight quality

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In today’s video series, four OMNI Health Care homes demonstrate their knowledge of quality and quality improvement with creative skits ranging from a take on a popular talk show to a showdown between an angel and a devil. Read more

‘She’s my hero’

Springdale Country Manor health-care aide Marg Gregory (right) is praising her colleague, Karin Merpaw (left), for saving her during a choking incident in March. Gregory plans to nominate Merpaw for OMNI’s Everyday Hero award.

Springdale Country Manor health-care aide Marg Gregory (right) is praising her colleague, Karin Merpaw (left), for saving her during a choking incident in March. Gregory plans to nominate Merpaw for OMNI’s Everyday Hero award.

Springdale health-care aide plans to nominate co-worker for award after saving her during choking incident

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – “She’s my hero.” This is how Springdale Country Manor health-care aide Marg Gregory describes personal support worker Karin Merpaw. Read more

Springdale to launch Music of Your Life program

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Initiative uses iPods to enhance quality of life for residents

Springdale Country Manor is the latest OMNI Health Care long-term care home to become involved with an iPod program to benefit residents living with cognitive impairment. Read more

Springdale’s new Friendship Club intrigues residents

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New multi-activity program is sparking curiosity

People who live at Springdale Country Manor have had their curiousity piqued by a new weekly program at the long-term care home called the Friendship Club. Read more

Skype visually connects Garden Terrace resident with sister for first time in 30 years

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‘My dad was really overwhelmed to see his sister and hear her talk’

Edward Montague had not seen his sister, Margaret, in 30 years. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the siblings were reunited, even though they’re separated by an ocean. Read more

Fun and reminiscing mark Springdale’s Robbie Burns Day celebration

Pictured above is a haggis, the traditional Scottish meal consisting of minced organ meat, suet, onion, oatmeal and spices that’s baked in a sheep’s stomach.

Pictured above is a haggis, the traditional Scottish meal consisting of minced organ meat, suet, onion, oatmeal and spices that’s baked in a sheep’s stomach. Haggis is the centrepiece of Robbie Burns Day celebrations.

‘Resident engagement is what really made it great’

Springdale Country Manor’s Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Day celebration sparked lots of reminiscing and reflection of Scottish heritage among residents at the Peterborough County long-term care home. Read more

Trisha Tennant’s commitment to fitness fuels others

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Springdale PSW plans to focus on personal goals in 2016

On cold winter days, Trisha Tennant heads to the gym right after her eight-hour shift at Springdale Country Manor for a two-and-a-half hour workout. Once the weather warms up, she’ll mix that with some mountain biking in a nearby area. Read more

Area churches partner to light up Christmas at Springdale

The Springdale Country Manor resident choir is seen here performing at the Peterborough County long-term care home’s Christmas service on Dec. 15.

The Springdale Country Manor resident choir is seen here performing at the Peterborough County long-term care home’s Christmas service on Dec. 15.

7 churches work together to host annual service

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Seven area churches came together to light up Christmas for Springdale Country Manor residents and their families again this year. Read more

(VIDEO) Service brings Christmas cheer to Springdale

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Between carol singing and Christmas goodies, bells and visits from loved ones, the atmosphere was set earlier this week for lots of Christmas cheer at Springdale Country Manor in Springville.

An annual Christmas service took place at the long-term care home on Dec. 15. Family members joined with residents in enjoying the evening. A resident choir also shared their gifts of singing and bell ringing.

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