April 2017’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

April was a busy month and we had much to celebrate including spring, Easter and our volunteers. Continue reading to see our highlights. We also had our usual monthly activities which include Friday teas, a breakfast outing, carpet bowling, bingo, church services, exercises and storytelling.  For more information, you can visit our website at www.waleshome.ca and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/R%C3%A9sidence-Wales-Home-CHSLD-Wales-Inc/359173890897086 for photos, news updates and a copy of the monthly activity calendar and chatter. You can also give us a call at 819-826-3266 for information on admissions, pricing etc., or if you’d like to become a volunteer. We are currently seeking volunteers to drive residents to/from medical appointments and to do some one-on-one visiting with residents.


On April 1st, a musical trio performed for residents in the main living room and on the CHSLD units. On the 3rd, students from Bishop’s University gave an informative conference on aging and well-being in the main living room. Residents and drivers attended a Green Bingo at Foyer Richmond on the 4th. This event was in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day but had been postponed in March due to bad weather. A stained glass ‘window’ Easter craft was held on the afternoon of the 10th. Residents enjoyed the movie The Wizard of Oz on the large screen in the main living room on the evening of the 10th. Boutique Normandin held a clothing sale in the living room on the 18th. The April birthday party took place on the 4th floor on the afternoon of the 19th. Happy belated birthday to everyone who celebrated. This month’s hosts were St. Augustine’s Church in Danville. A happy hour in the living room with beautiful music performed by John and Sylvia Luxton was enjoyed on the afternoon of the 20th. Diane Duguay’s students gave a concert in the living room on the afternoon of the 22nd. The Roxton Singers joined us on the evening of the 24th to entertain residents in the main living room. On the evening of the 25th, a volunteer appreciation evening was held in the main living room. We are blessed to have over two hundred volunteers working with us. They touch the lives of the residents, their family and friends, and employees on a daily basis. Door prizes during the evening were won by Barbara Boomhower, Freda Coote and Keith Baldwin. A fashion tea was held on the afternoon of the 27th. It was hosted by activity stagiere Noemi Beauregard and her family. It was a great opportunity for residents to socialize and dress in some vintage wear while enjoying a sweet treat. Both of our activity stagieres have finished their time with us. We would like to thank them for all of their help and enthusiasm while they worked with us.


Welcome to Robert Wallace who became a resident of the Home. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Patricia Stevens, Winnifred Creswell and Muriel Saunders. We wish Paul-Émile Ayotte well. He finished his convalescence with us this month.


If you are looking for ideas for an interesting book to read, copies of “Memories Everlasting,” are still available for sale both at the Wales Home and at Papeterie 2000 in Richmond.  They are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Rebecca Taylor by phone at 819-826-3266 ext.221 or by e-mail at rtaylor@waleshome.ca. Mailing is available for an additional cost. All proceeds from the sale go to the Wales Home Foundation. We are currently working on the sequel which will be titled “Timeless Memories.”


Happy Spring. Be sure to check back next month for more happenings around the Home.