Woodingford Lodge residents, staff and volunteers honoured by Ontario Long Term Care Association
November was an exciting month for the staff, volunteers and residents of Woodingford Lodge, as they were honoured on four separate occasions at the This is Long Term Care awards gala, based on their achievements in long-term care.
Woodingford's Best Practice Spotlight Implementation Team was honoured with the Quality Improvement Team of the Year Award for their dedication to high quality, family and resident-centered care. In addition, volunteer and resident Judy Crane received a Lifetime Achievement Certificate for her significant involvement and commitment to supporting fellow residents and the local community. Volunteers within the long-term care community were also recognized, including the Old Tyme Music Band and Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary team.
The dedication to high quality care at Woodingford Lodge will continue to be a point of pride in our community for residents, staff and volunteers, alike. More information regarding the awards can be found here.
Music can play a powerful role in people’s lives. With the introduction of the Music & Memory program at Woodingford Lodge, we are seeing how personalized music can soothe the soul, making a difference for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, physical limitations, depression and anxiety. We're excited to launch a new video that shares positive program effects including improvement in responsive behaviours, enhanced quality of life and reduced boredom for our residents. For more details read our news release, and view our new video below!
You are invited to join for our official video launch and screening of the Sundance Award Winning film Alive Inside on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:15 p.m. The event is free, however donations to the Music & Memory program will be gratefully accepted.
Making a 'BALD' statement
Woodingford Lodge resident Judy Crane made a ‘BALD' statement on November 10, 2016. Judy pledged to shave her head if she received $500 in donations for the United Way of Oxford. Surpassing her wildest expectations, she raised $1,237! As promised, Judy shaved her head at Woodingford lodge amidst lots of cheers and fanfare from the staff and residents alike!