October 2017’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

October was a month of transition around the home. We watched as the leaves changed around the building, as the decorations for Thanksgiving and Halloween went up, and some employees changed offices and work locations as our front of house renovation neared completion.

On the afternoon of the 7th, over a hundred people who had received a special invitation received a tour at the ribbon cutting of our front of house renovations which include a therapeutic pool, new therapy department, offices, a board room and training center, resident lounge, dining spaces and modernized shipping and receiving and waste management center. On the 10th, employees were given the guided tour and on the 11th, residents had the chance to see the outcome of all the construction that has been taking place over the last year.

A shoe sale was held on the 2nd in the main living room. On the 3rd, Donna and Sidney Mills and friends joined residents in the living room for a happy hour which also included an opportunity for dancing on our new floors. On the 5th, residents and drivers went to the Ben & Florentine Restaurant in Sherbrooke and enjoyed the fall foliage along the way. Jim and Sherry gave a beautiful musical concert for residents in the living room on the afternoon of the 12th. William Nolan (Patrick, our head of maintenance’s son) held a bake sale in the living room on the afternoon of the 14th to raise money for his college German emersion course. Sandra Lester, Audrey Gunter and friends joined residents in the living room on the afternoon of the 16th to do a Thanksgiving craft. This month our feature movie (episodes of Red Green) was held on the evening of the 16th on two large screens in the living room. Cheryl Coates held a Tocara jewellery sale in the living room on the afternoon of the 19th. A Girl Guide cookie sale was held in the living room on the afternoon of the 21st. Jennifer Brown also gave a presentation of some of her beautiful photographs from the area during the sale.

A conference on healthy living took place in the living room on the afternoon of the 23rd. The Roxton Singers entertained residents on the evening of the 23rd. A special Thanksgiving nursing care units’ tea took place on the afternoon of the 25th. There was zootherapy in the nursing care units on the morning of the 26th.

This month’s birthday party was held on the 4th floor on the afternoon of the 18th. Our hosts were Group 92. Happy birthday to all those who celebrated.

Welcome to Lloyd Wintle, Carole Driver, Winnifred St-Laurent, Gordon Morrill, and Charlie and Heather Goodfellow who moved in this month. Also welcome to Maureen Quinn who is joining us for a while. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Gillian Martin and Delmar White. Dorothy Cassidy’s memorial service was held in the living room on the afternoon of the 28th.

If you are looking for more information after you’ve read the details above, 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, etc., or if you’d like to become a volunteer. We are currently in need of volunteers to do one-on-one visiting (or reading etc). with residents.

If you are looking for ideas for an interesting book to read, copies of “Memories Everlasting,” are still available for sale at the Wales Home, Papeterie 2000 in Richmond and The Townshipper’s Association. 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 or making a purchase at one of the locations listed above. Mailing from the Wales Home is available for an additional cost. We are currently working on the sequel which will be titled “Timeless Memories.”

Until next month, take care.