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COVID-19 Screening measures at Woodingford 

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated August 17, 2020

Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock: COVID-19 free and open to all new admissions and visitations

Statement from Mark Dager, Director, Woodingford Lodge

Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock has been informed by Southwestern Public Health that the COVID-19 test result from August 9 was a false positive, and that subsequent testing has confirmed the employee did not, and does not, have COVID-19. As a result, Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock is again open to admissions and visits.

We are relieved that there was no risk to our residents or other employees. We will always act with an abundance of caution to protect those in our care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We thank the community for its support.

Mark Dager 
Director, Woodingford Lodge

Updated August 10, 2020

Woodingford Lodge Woodstock closed to all new admissions and visitations

An employee at Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Woodingford Lodge Woodstock is now closed to all new admissions and visitation. Woodingford Lodge Ingersoll and Tillsonburg are not affected by this closure. Updates for the general public are available at


Updated July 23, 2020

Visiting options at Woodingford Lodge during COVID-19

As part of the province's continued reopening, Woodingford Lodge has opened up visitation to include both indoor and outdoor options. In order to keep residents, staff and visitors safe, we will require all visitors to follow the guidelines specific to the visit type requested.

We are also continuing to offer additional methods for friends and family to connect with residents at Woodingford Lodge. These options include: sending them a letterscheduling a Skype/Facetime call or by making an on-site telephone call. For more information on the different types of visits and a list of expectations for each method please review the "Which visit is best for me" guide. To discuss outdoor visits, or any of the other options listed above, and to set up a suitable time for both you and the resident, please call your Woodingford Lodge location. 

For more information about Oxford County's COVID-19 response, please visit 

Family Transition Program participant celebrates birthday with Woodingford Lodge

Family Transition Program participant, Mary, celebrates her 90th birthday at Woodingford LodgeLast month, Mary, a participant of our unique Family Transition Program, along with friends, family, Woodingford staff and residents participated in celebrations for her 90th birthday!

Part of what makes the Family Transition Program so special is that it allows future long-term care residents to begin to feel comfortable with what life might look like in a long-term care facility before their actual move-in day. And, that includes celebrating life milestones like birthdays! Happy Birthday 90th birthday Mary, from our staff and residents at Woodingford Lodge to you!

If you'd like to learn more about the Family Transition Program, visit

Family Transition Program selected for SPARK mentorship

Woodingford Lodge’s Family Transition Program was accepted to be a part of this year’s prestigious SPARK mentorship program which will see the Family Transition Program receive support from the Mental Health Coalition of Canada. SPARK or the Supporting the Promotion of Activated Research and Knowledge training program helps participants who work, or volunteer in the mental health or substance use and addiction fields apply techniques for moving ideas into practice. The Family Transition Program team was one of 16 projects selected this year. The program will receive mentorship for one year from renowned researches to help us enhance this project on a national level. Additionally, as part of the selection, team members were invited to attend a multi-day workshop where they had an opportunity to learn and work alongside an experienced mentor and knowledge translation experts.

Family Transition Program highlighted by CTV Kitchener

The Family Transition Program and two wonderful clients, Mary Saunders and her daughter Janet, who are currently participating in the program were featured Monday evening's broadcast of CTV Kitchener to help raise awareness for the transition program. Watch the segment below:


Second annual Roll & Stroll 

On Saturday, June 7, Woodingford Lodge residents partnered with family members, friends, volunteers and staff to take a lap around the Woodstock site during the second annual Roll & Stroll event. Together, our teams raised more than $900 in support of the Woodstock Hospital Foundation, in appreciation for the care they provide to our community. 

A photo of the participants in the second annual Roll & Stroll event
Participants in the second annual Woodingford Lodge Roll & Stroll

Top pledge earner, Errol Dunnings with Jen Beattie
Errol Dunnings, our top pledge earner, with Jen Beattie, a Woodingford Lodge Recreation Aide.


The largest of our homes is located in Woodstock. A beautiful 160 bed, 2 storey residence built into a hill and overlooking southern Woodstock.


300 Juliana Drive
Woodstock, ON N4V0A1
Phone (519) 421-5556
Fax (519) 533-0781

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325 Thames Street South
Ingersoll, ON N5C2T8
Phone (519) 485-7053
Fax (519) 485-6298 

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52 Venison Street West
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 1V1
Phone (519) 688-4874 
Fax (519) 688-3403

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Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at