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December 07, 2017
Woodingford Lodge staff, volunteers and residents honoured by the Ontario Long Term Care Association

Woodingford Lodge received four honours at the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This is Long Term Care 2017 Awards Gala

On November 28, 2017, Woodingford Lodge took part in the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This is Long Term Care 2017 Awards Gala held in Toronto. Woodingford Lodge staff, volunteers and residents were proud and grateful to be honoured at the awards gala on four separate occasions for achievements in long-term care.

Woodingford Lodge’s Best Practice Spotlight Implementation Team and its champions were honoured with the Quality Improvement Team of the Year Award. The team was selected for its continued work and aspiration to improve and provide high quality, family and resident-centred care supported by best practices within the long-term care community.

In addition to the Quality Improvement Team of the Year Award, volunteer and Woodingford Lodge resident, Judy Crane, received a Lifetime Achievement Certificate. The certificate honoured her significant and extraordinary involvement and achievements as a resident, including her ever-present desire to give back to and support her fellow residents and her local community.

The Ontario Long Term Care Association also recognized volunteers within the long-term care community, through their Circle of Excellence program, who contribute their time and caring services to residents each and every day. This year, the program honoured the Old Tyme Music Band and Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary team at Woodingford Lodge - Woodstock.


Corrie Fransen, Director, Woodingford Lodge

“We are proud of the work we do each and every day to improve the lives of our residents while within our care. We do this by encouraging our staff and volunteers to challenge the status quo, implement best practice solutions, and engage in innovative thinking – all of which helps us to transform our culture of care.”


JPG: Judy Esseltine and Jennifer Hall accept Ontario Long Term Care Association honours on behalf of Woodingford Lodge staff and volunteers

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