Local Lions Club puts on parade for Springdale residents and staff

Members of the East Peterborough Lions Club and Springdale Country Manor staff are pictured here outside the Peterborough County long-term care home on June 1. The Lions Club organized a parade to show support for residents and staff that day.

Springdale Country Manor residents and staff were recently treated to a 10-car parade, courtesy of members of the East Peterborough Lions Club who drove by honking their horns, ringing bells, blowing whistles and cheering.

The June 1 parade to show support for everyone at the Peterborough County long-term care home was organized by members of the Lions Club and their families.

Springdale Country Manor, along with OMNI Health Care’s other 17 long-term care homes, is closed to everyone but essential visitors to protect residents and team members during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lions Club members and their families also dropped off 192 individual ice cream cups with all the trimmings – including chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles and whipped cream – for staff to make sundaes.

Afterwards, Springdale staff members came outside to thank everyone for their support and kindness.

“The staff do appreciate all the kindness and love they have received from organizations and families,” says Springdale Country Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney.

Sonia adds that over the Mother’s Day weekend, family members dropped off lots of treats for the team, including coffee, cookies and chocolates.

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