Springdale and local school have planted the seeds of an exciting partnership

Grade 10 student Lexi Mills puts a plant in one of the gardens at Springdale Country Manor.

Youth engagement program at Springdale has been ‘a real sense of paying it forward’ for the past 7 years

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Five students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School (TAS) in Peterborough have been busy putting their green thumbs to work getting gardens and planters ready for summer at Springdale Country Manor. Read more

Volunteering at Springdale has fulfilled a promise Lynda Rose made to herself

Pictured above, Springdale Country Manor volunteer Lynda Rose (seated) and life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney.

‘I always said, if I had time, this is what I would do’

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Lynda Rose recalls how when her mother was living in a retirement home in North Bay she would make a monthly drive up to visit her. Lynda says she wished she could have spent more time with her mother, but she had a career and they lived far apart, so that was not always possible. Read more

Life is ‘ducky’ at Springdale Country Manor

Resident Lillian DeBassecourt poses with one of the ducklings staying at Springdale Country Manor perched on her head.

Residents treated to a weeklong stay from two ducklings

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Two newly hatched ducklings arrived at Springdale Country Manor ahead of the Easter weekend for a weeklong stay at the Peterborough-area long-term care home where they have been a big hit with residents and staff. Read more

LTC placement has been an ideal starting point for nurse training, student says

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 4.

While her goal is to become a pediatric nurse, Katherine Ledlie says her placement at Springdale Country Manor is providing an excellent introduction to hands-on care

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Katherine Ledlie plans to become a pediatric nurse when she completes a nursing degree at Trent University, but she says doing a placement at Springdale Country Manor has been the perfect starting point for learning hands-on care. Read more

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