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

Springdale’s courtyard becomes a zoo, much to residents’ delight

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

Holding and petting animals brought back fond memories for many

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – The Springdale Country Manor courtyard was literally a zoo on Aug. 23, as 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

Seniors Cruises returns to Springdale Country Manor for community car show

Springdale Country Manor residents Jenny and Frank Coleman relax in front of a 1972 Dodge Challenger owned by their nephew, Gerry Little (pictured at far right), during the home’s annual car show on July 23.

Hot-rod get-together also serves as a small family reunion for one resident couple

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – It’s a warm summer day, and Gerry Little sits next to his 1972 Dodge Challenger, while his aunt and uncle, Frank and Jenny Coleman, sit comfortably in front of the fully restored, bright orange muscle car with a 340 V8 engine that’s so clean you could eat lunch off it. Read more

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