November 2016’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

In this short news article, you will read about some of the Wales Home’s highlights from November, but there’s so much more going on every day. 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.

 

On the 1st this year’s World Vision silent end came to an end, with final bids being placed at 3PM.  This month’s movie was The Sound of Music which was shown in two parts due to its length. Zootherapy took place in our nursing care units on the morning of the 10th much to the delight of employees and residents. Our annual Remembrance Day service was held on the morning of the 11th. It began with a sing-song of old war-time songs which was led by Anne Clark, Debbie Knowles and a choir of talented volunteers. Members of Legion Branch 15 then joined us for the ceremony that included the marching in of the colors, the last post and two minutes of silence. Traditional readings such as In Flanders Fields were also included during the service.

 

A happy hour was held in the living room on the afternoon of the 14th. Music for the event was provided by the Late Bloomers, and drinks and popcorn were served. The November birthday tea was held on the 16th. Its hosts were the Young Women’s Institute. Happy birthday to everyone who had celebrated. A spa afternoon was held on the afternoon of the 17th in the living room.

 

Christmas decorations began going up on the 21st throughout the Home. We are surrounded by beautiful décor of reindeer, snowmen, Christmas trees and so much more. A nursing care units Christmas tea was held on the afternoon of the 23rd. A Christmas angel craft was held in the living room on the afternoon of the 24th. The Roxton Singers returned to sing for residents on the evening of the 28th.

 

Welcome to John Scholes and Greta Parsons who became residents this month. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Clarence Kendall and Myrtle Allan.

 

Once again this year we will have bilingual Christmas cards for sale. The cost is $1.25/card or $1.00 if you purchase 10 cards or more. We know Christmas is a few months away but wanted to give you advance notice. We have five different cards, each with a picture of decorations from previous years. You can stop by the Wales Home to make a purchase or contact Rebecca Taylor by phone or e-mail for more details or to see what the cards look like.

 

If you are looking for ideas for Christmas or other gifts or just an interesting book to read, copies of “Memories Everlasting,” are still available for sale exclusively at the Wales Home.  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.”

 

I would also like to include this note from Joe Kelly who all year long supports community causes by collecting bottles and cans. From October to December 2016, his efforts have turned to the Wales Home Foundation.

 

To date, the collection of refundable beer, pop cans and wine bottles for the Wales Home Foundation, has been a bit slow, as we only have $384.20 collected for the months of October and November.  I have a good feeling that December will be a bonanza for our collection efforts!!The Wales has been recognized as one of the best senior residences in the province and has received numerous awards. At a gala event in early November, The Wales Home received a bronze Award from the Canada Awards for Excellence in the Quality and Projects category. It continues to improve its facilities and enhance the service it gives to its residents to ensure that The Wales Home remains a Home of choice for seniors. Our fundraiser is to assist the Home in its effort to maintain and improve its degree of excellence.  Who knows one day, we could be residents of the Home! We are hoping that for the month of December, with all the get-togethers, and festivities, you will be generous with your empties!  They can be dropped off under Bev’s deck at 8 Melbourne Ave. N., Richmond or the Townshipper’s office at # 100- 257 Queen St., Lennoxville.    You can also call me at 819-826-3929 to arrange pick-up of your empties. Appreciate your continuous support and Best Wishes for this Christmas season and the New Year.

 

On behalf of the Wales Home, I would like to wish our community a safe and happy holiday season. Be sure to check back next month to read about our highlights. Word passed down from the North Pole has it that Santa Claus might be coming to town.