Springdale and Riverview design special T-shirts to thank staff for outstanding work during pandemic

The Springdale Country Manor team poses with T-shirts that were specially made to thank them for their hard work during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

The T-shirts have gone over so well that more are on the way

Two OMNI Health Care long-term care homes have joined forces to create special T-shirts to acknowledge their team members for all their hard work in the three months since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. Read more

Springdale centenarian gets a family window visit to celebrate her 100th birthday

Springdale Country Manor resident Lillian de Bassecourt waves to the camera while her family members wave from outside her window. Lillian’s family paid her a visit on May 21 to wish her a happy 100th birthday.

Lillian de Bassecourt also had a video call with family members and received a plaque from the Queen and Governor General

Although Lillian de Bassecourt wasn’t able to have a traditional birthday celebration with her family to mark her 100th birthday, the Springdale Country Manor resident did have a window visit with her loved ones at the Peterborough County long-term care home on May 21. Read more

The beat goes on at Springdale Country Manor

Life enrichment team comes up with a creative idea to bring music programming to residents while maintaining physical distancing

With social distancing and restricted visitation in place to keep residents safe at Springdale Country Manor during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Peterborough-area long-term care home has turned to music to bring people together. Read more

Springdale residents line up to visit young lamb

More pet therapy programs are coming up, LEC says

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – For several weeks, life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Sonia Murney had been asking John Davis to bring one of his Ile de France lambs to Springdale Country Manor to visit residents, and on Feb. 7 she got her wish. Read more

Newspaper publishes Springdale resident’s ‘dream list’ of Peterborough fastball players

Springdale Country Manor resident Fred McCormick poses with a printout from the Feb. 4 edition of the Peterborough Examiner featuring the “dream list” of local fastball players he created.

After the Peterborough City Men’s Fastball League recently folded, Fred McCormick wanted to pay tribute to the players he remembered best

Springdale Country Manor resident Fred McCormick is a lifelong baseball fan, and he was a big-time supporter of the Peterborough City Men’s Fastball League, which folded at the end of January after 98 years. Read more

Musical programs get Springdale residents engaged and reminiscing

Residents affected by cognitive impairment are receiving positive social results from activities that focus on familiar tunes, says LEC

Almost everyone has a strong connection to music, and hearing familiar tunes is often a way to engage people living with cognitive impairment in a meaningful way that they enjoy, says Springdale Country Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Sonia Murney. Read more

Springdale resident Marjory Jopling receives 60-year-pin from legion’s ladies’ auxiliary

Springdale Country Manor resident Marjory Jopling is pictured here with her daughter, Lynda Robson, after receiving her 60th-anniversary pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 ladies’ auxiliary. Lynda, who is also a member of the ladies’ auxiliary,  recently received her 20th-anniversary pin.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – In September, Marjory Jopling proudly accepted her 60th-anniversary pin from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 ladies’ auxiliary in Peterborough. Read more

VIDEO: Springdale Country Manor becomes a zoo for a day

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – The Springdale Country Manor courtyard was literally a zoo one afternoon in August, when lambs, goats, rabbits, a potbellied pig, a pony and a variety of chickens and birds filled the Peterborough County long-term care home’s enclosed garden. Read more

Three OMNI homes partner to provide residents with lift-lock cruise

Springdale Country Manor resident Fred McCormick and director of care Kathy Shewell are pictured here as the Island Princess prepares to set sail for the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Frost Manor, Springdale and Riverview residents enjoy a two-hour cruise that included scenic views and lots of fond reminiscing

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – About 30 residents from three OMNI Health Care long-term care homes took a scenic cruise through the Trent Severn Waterway aboard the Island Princess Sept. 17 to the famous Peterborough Lift Lock. Read more

Collaboration between Springdale and farm praised

Springdale Country Manor resident Lloyd Plumley enjoys a visit from some furry friends.

Recent visits from Woolley Wonderland Farm have been successful, and more opportunities could be on the horizon

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents have enjoyed interacting with animals that have visited the Peterborough County long-term care home from Woolley Wonderland Farm in recent months, and both the home and farm are hoping to keep this collaboration going. Read more