COVID-19 Screening measures at Woodingford
Updated April 29, 2021
COVID-19 case at Woodingford Lodge-Tillsonburg
A resident at Woodingford Lodge in Tillsonburg has tested positive for COVID-19.
Woodingford Lodge received a first test result from Southwestern Public Health on April 27. Enhanced infection and outbreak control measures were put into place and the resident has been moved to a negative-pressure isolation unit. Residents and staff who were in contact have all tested negative for COVID-19 and are being retested next week.
Woodingford Lodge-Tillsonburg is not in outbreak status under Ministry of Long-Term Care guidelines, but visits continue to be restricted to essential caregivers and support workers only. For more information about visiting Woodingford under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, please see our visitor guidelines.
Volunteering at Woodingford
Please note that we are not accepting volunteer applications at this time under Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework. Please check back when Southwestern Public Health moves to "Green/Prevent" or "Yellow/Protect."
News & updates
Medical Director recognzied as Hometown Hero
Congratulations to Dr. Barry Roth, Medical Director of Woodingford Lodge, for being recognized as a Hometown Hero by Global News. Dr. Roth has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic to advocate for our residents, families, and staff. His calming leadership, compassion, empathy and advocacy for long-term care have made him our hometown hero during the pandemic. Watch the segment.
We're going to soak up the sun!
Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock is starting on its path to soak up the sun! A project to install solar panels on the roof has begun with substantial completion expected by March 2021. The use of solar panels will help to offset the energy ourWoodstock location usesfrom the grid. This initiative supports Oxford County's Energy Management Plan and committment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. As the installation work continues, there may be an increase in noise; however, there will be no change to resident service.
Wisdom and Whimsy - a new intergenerational program
Woodingford Lodge is virtually connecting with our community! Cara vanKlaveren, Supervisor of Family and Children Services, Human Services, for Oxford County, invited residents to join them in their partnership with Oxford EarlyON Child and Family Centres. This new initiative provides an exciting intergenerational program where our residents will connect virtually with EarlyON parents and children through songs, rhymes and stories. Research shows that integrating generations together has a positive effect on both youth and seniors. Families with children aged 0-6 years are welcome to register with Oxford EarlyON Child and Family Centres to participate as well. You can find more information and details for registering your family at http://www.oxfordearlyon.ca/Virtual-Village.
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: