September 2016 Wales Home News

By: Rebecca Taylor


It was a busy month at the Wales Home as outside the leaves changed from green to shades of reds, yellows and oranges. Painting classes with Marie-Lyne Fontaine and Friday teas resumed this month after a summer hiatus.


On the 1st residents and their drivers enjoyed an outing to the Deli Train Restaurant in Richmond.

On the afternoon of the 7th, residents enjoyed a chance to get together at door 6 and have a corn husking bee. The corn was enjoyed for dinner the next day. In celebration of National Literacy Day, a storytelling / reading activity took place in the living room on the afternoon of the 8th. Thank you to the visitors who came from outside of the building that day to join in.


A Terry Fox walk around the building took place on the afternoon of the 12th. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important event. On the evening of the 12th, residents had the opportunity to enjoying watching a few episodes from the classic western Bonanza. On the afternoon of the 15th, our therapy department held a chat on arthritis in the main living room. On the afternoon of the 17th, Sue and Charlie Coburn’s family held a 60th anniversary celebration for them in the main living room.


On the afternoon of the 22nd residents had the opportunity to taste test three different varieties of apples and a sweet treat. The history of the apples and some apple stories were shared during the course of the afternoon. This month’s birthday party was hosted by the Richmond Rebekahs on the 21st. Happy birthday to everyone who celebrated. A clothing sale (Collection Normandin) was held on the 21st. The Roxton Singers returned to the Wales Home living room on the evening of the 26th to give a musical performance. Residents and their drivers enjoyed a fall foliage drive and lunch outing to the Jasper Restaurant in Stoke on the 27th. There was zootherapy for the nursing care units on the morning of the 29th. This month several baby bunnies were among the furry visitors. On the afternoon of the 28th, Keith and Vicky Whittall entertained residents in the living room with their musical talents.


Welcome to Louise and Wyatt Savage who became residents this month. Also welcome to Helen Armstrong and Eleanor Besmargian who is spending some time with us. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Theresa Pugh, Carl Dillon and Margaret Kane. We would like to wish Margaret Picken well. She has returned home after spending a few days with us.


Currently we have 891 candles towards our 1100 candle goal for our 5th annual Candlelight Evening of Memories will take place at 7PM on October 14th. The funds raised from this event will be used to purchase a TV Tour system to be used by our residents throughout the home allowing them access to menus, notices and updates direct to their personal television sets. The cost per candle is $10 (for every five candles purchased you receive a bonus candle for free) and you may make your purchase by contacting Rebecca Taylor by phone at 819-826-3266 ext.221 or by e-mail at You can also mail a cheque to The Wales Home Foundation, 506 Route 243 North, Cleveland, QC J0B 2H0. Your support is much appreciated.


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 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” and if you have a story which they would like to share for this book, please send me an e-mail or a note and I will consider including it.


For more information, 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.


To everyone who volunteered and provided support to the Wales Home during the month of September, your caring and assistance is much appreciated by everyone at the Home. Until next month!