July 2017’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

July was another great month at the Home. Here are some of our highlights.


On the 1st, a Canada Day barbecue and dance was held. The entertainment was provided by Jim Allen and Friends. On the 3rd, zootherapy was held on our nursing care units. This time the joyous menagerie included some young rabbits. On the 4th, Jim and Alice provided residents with musical entertainment in the living room. On the afternoon of the 6th, a special activity called ‘Let’s Talk Babies’ was held in the living room to celebrate our activity assistant Marie-Christine, and to share stories about raising children.  On the afternoon of the 13th, musical guests joined us in the living room for karaoke. It was also a farewell celebration for Marie-Christine as she will be on maternity leave for the next year. We have welcomed Vanessa Johnston back to the activity department. She will be occupying Marie-Christine’s position until her return.


A shoe sale took place in the living room on the 10th.  Residents of our Nursing Care Units enjoyed a strawberry social on the afternoon of the 12th.  A strawberry social was held in the living room on the afternoon of the 20th.


This months’ movies were Canada – A Magnificent Journey and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.


On the afternoon of the 15th, Mildred Holliday’s family hosted a birthday party for her in the main living room.   This month’s birthday party was held on the 4th floor on the 19th and was hosted by St. Anne’s Church in Richmond. Happy birthday to everyone who celebrated in July. Extra special wishes are extended to Bernice Beattie who turned 103 years young on the 20th. A special birthday party was hosted for Bernice in the main living room on the afternoon of the 26th. Thank you to the organizers who volunteered to host this milestone event.


The Roxton Singers returned to serenade residents on the evening of the 24th in the main living room. A Youtube “your requests” musical afternoon was held in the living room on the 28th. Ice cream treats were also enjoyed at this event. Music with France and Laurent was enjoyed both in the main living room and on the nursing care units on the afternoon of the 29th.


Well wishes are extended to Burton McConnell who has returned home after spending a bit of time with us. We would also like to with Stefan Starenkyj and Eula Cathcart well as they have moved. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Frederick “Ted” Dewing, Marina Priestley and Gloria Nelson


If you are looking for more information after you’ve read the details below, 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.


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. We are currently working on the sequel which will be titled “Timeless Memories.”


We hope that you have an enjoyable month of August. You will be able to read about ours at the beginning of September.