Indoor visitation restrictions are easing, but Springdale families prefer the outdoors

Even though restrictions have eased to allow indoor visits for residents and their families at Ontario long-term care homes, Springdale Country Manor family members have preferred to continue meeting with their loved ones outdoors, says the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC). Read more

Springdale getting creative to keep residents and staff cool

The home is finding different ways to keep everyone hydrated during the recent heatwave

With Ontario recently experiencing a heatwave with daytime temperatures regularly around 30 C, the Springdale Country Manor team has been putting forth an extra effort to keep residents and staff members cool and hydrated. Read more

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