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Woodingford Lodge is a County of Oxford owned and operated, long term care facility providing personal and health care services to our residents.

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Life at Woodingford

Gardening at Woodingford

Here is the loaf of bread with a large cucumber grown in the garden at Peach Place, Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock. What a treat it will be for the residents to cut it up and eat it with a little onion, or however they like to eat it.



Also Orchard Lane/Apple Grove Central Courtyard grew this beautiful Sunflower. The courtyard is used by all residents living in Woodingford as well as their families.
Pictured by the Sunflower is Judy Crane, Resident Council President.

Judy with the sunflower

Roll & Stroll a resounding success

The sun was shining on June 1, 2018 as Woodingford Lodge volunteers, staff and residents participated in the Roll & Stroll, in support of the Woodstock Hospital Foundation's Dairy Captial Run. Participants raised pledges and took a lap around the Woodingford Lodge Woodstock facility, with the funds raised - a total of $2,078! - being added to the Dairy Capital total.


Woodingford Lodge welcomes international students

In May 2018, Lennert van der Klis and Lyset Koers, nursing students from Holland, visited Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock as part of an exchange trip to gain an understanding of long term care in Canada. Woodingford Lodge Nurse Practitioner Stacy Crown coordinated the education opportunity with the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontairo. Lennert and Lyset spent the day shadowing Stacy, gaining first-hand insight into the role of a nurse practitioner at Woodingford.

The nursing students also spent some time with Dutch Woodingford Lodge resident Fryke Velstra Ooostenbrug, discussing her experience receving long term care in Canada. Woodingford Lodge is excited to play a part in an international exchange of knowledge that aligns with their continued committment to providing the highest quality long term care.


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.

Judy Esseltine and Jennifer Hall at the This is Long Term Care Awards Gala

Personalized music enhances the quality of life of residents at Woodingford Lodge

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!