Springdale departments collaborate to deliver residents requested luncheons

‘Support and teamwork makes all events happen in our home’

Staff members working in every department at Springdale Country Manor have been collaborating to provide the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s residents with special monthly meals.

This idea came from Springdale Country Manor’s residents’ council. The Springdale team has collaborated to make the residents’ wishes come true.

Residents put forth a suggestion for a special lunchtime meal each month, and the life enrichment department, with support from the nutritional care, nursing, environmental services and management teams, makes the monthly luncheons happen, explains Springdale life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney.

The residents have also requested for these luncheons to be held in the large dining room with a smaller group setting.

The home’s departments collaborate to fulfil residents’ wishes, taking into account all social-distancing protocols to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The most recent luncheon was held May 21 and was combined with a party to celebrate resident Lillian de Bassecourt’s 101st birthday. Residents enjoyed make-your-own pizzas and beer.

For June, the plan is to serve residents barbecued steak with fried onions, mushrooms and summer side salads. Nutritional care manager John Wickert will be working the barbecue for the June luncheon, Sonia says.

Sonia underscores the importance of all Springdale team members collaborating for these monthly events.

“Support and teamwork make all events happen in our home,” she says. “From dietary to nursing to PSWs (personal support workers) to environmental services to housekeeping and laundry to management, the activity department appreciates everyone’s support.”

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