Instructor underscores value of introducing nursing students to LTC

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 11.

Sarah Towns says nursing students are gaining valuable hands-on skills through placement at Springdale Country Manor

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – A clinical instructor overseeing Trent University nursing students doing an eight-week placement at Springdale Country Manor says the partnership is providing the students with opportunities to enhance their skill sets through hands-on experience working with the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Springdale partnership with massage therapy students is a ‘win-win’

Massage therapy student Jennie Clements is seen here working on Springdale Country Manor maintenance manager Andrew Diamond on March 11. The students have been visiting the home regularly since December to give team members massages as part of their outreach work.

Students gaining work experience, while staff members enjoy relaxing benefits of massages

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor staff members were treated to massages from a team of massage therapy students from Oxford College March 11 as part of an ongoing partnership that gives the students’ field work experience and provides the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s employees with a relaxing break from their busy day. Read more

Springdale Country Manor gives residents a Valentine’s Day to remember

George and Shirley Mather hold hands while being serenaded by the Aces of Harmony during Springdale Country Manor’s Valentine’s Day sweetheart luncheon.

Food, wine and song accompany couples celebrating their love

Seven couples celebrated their love Feb. 14 during Springdale Country Manor’s annual Valentine’s Day “sweetheart luncheon”. Read more

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