May 2017’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

Another month has come and gone and we want to tell you a bit about it. If you are looking for more information after you’ve read the details below, you can visit our website at and Facebook page at 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.


This month’ feature movie Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo was shown on the evening of the 1st. Zootherapy was enjoyed on the CHSLD units on the morning of the 4th. An amazing musical afternoon was hosted by Maria Bourassa (our therapist, Edith Bourassa’s father) on 4th. He played an array of music on the saxophone. A shoe sale was held on the 8th.


This month’s birthday party was held in the 4th floor recreation room on the afternoon of the 17th and was hosted by the Gore Women’s Institute. Happy birthday to all of the celebrants. A Happy Hour in celebration of Mother’s Day was held in the main living room on the afternoon of the 18th. Musical entertainment was provided by John and Sylvia Luxton. Two episodes of the Dick Van Dyke Show were shown on the big screen in the living room on the afternoon of the 19th. A resident and family meeting was held on the 25th in the living room to update residents and their families on a variety of important topics.


Our annual silent auction was set up on the 9th and ran until the 27th when the final bell rang at 3PM. The day also included a special tea, a white elephant sale and a bake table.


Michele Skakum joined residents in the living room on the afternoon of the 11th to give them an aromatherapy presentation. The room was filled with beautiful scents during the event. Residents and their drivers attended a Hank Williams and Patsy Cline musical event at Richmond Regional High School on the evening of the 12th. The Roxton Singers performed in the main living room on the evening of the 29th and a dance with music by the Late Bloomers was held in the main dining room on the 31st.


Welcome to Marjorie Smith, Royce Griffith and Winnifred Griffith who became residents this month. Well wishes are extended to Francine Trahan who spent a month with us and will have returned home by the time you read this. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Ann Harsell and Roberta Cameron.



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 Mailing is available for an additional cost. We are currently working on the sequel which will be titled “Timeless Memories.” The Wales Home Foundation’s 2017 tournament will be held on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at Golf & académie Longchamp in Sherbrooke. If you or anyone you know would like to play in the tournament, attend the banquet supper, or support the tournament in any way, or if you require additional information, please contact Courtney Grainger at 819-826-3266 extension 251 ( or Brendalee Piironen at 819-826-3266 extension 247 ( All proceeds from these activities go to the Wales Home Foundation to support their mission.


A huge thank you to everyone who pitched in this month to make all of the events listed above and so much more happen. Whether you’re in the spotlight or behind the scenes, we are extremely appreciative of all the time which you contributed to helping make the Wales Home and CHSLD Wales Inc. great.