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

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