COVID-19 Screening measures at Woodingford
Updated July 20, 2021
Updated visitor guidelines
Effective July 16, Woodingford Lodge is allowing both indoor and outdoor visits with no limits on the number of visitors permitted. Visitors must follow specific guidelines dependent on the immunization status of the visitor and resident. Advanced booking of visits is no longer required. Visitors will be screened on arrival and must wear a mask or face covering during the duration of their visit. Partially or unvaccinated visitors must maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet). We ask that unvaccinated visitors call at least 24 hours before visiting so we can ensure a rapid test will be available when you arrive. More details
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.
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: