September 2017’s Wales Home News

by: Rebecca Taylor

September was a busy month for activities and renovations. Here are a few highlights.

Mario Bourassa provided residents with an amazing musical afternoon in the main dining room on the afternoon of the 7th. Friday teas resumed on the 8th after a summer break. The fall session of painting classes has also began on Thursday mornings. Bible study on Tuesday afternoons is also back in session. Boutique Diane held a clothing sale in the Shaw 1 solarium on the 9th. The Terry Fox walk was held on the afternoon of the 11th, and numerous employees and residents got outside to enjoy the sunshine and remember Terry and his legacy. There was music in the dining room on the afternoon of the 14th.


This month’s birthday party was held on the 13th and was hosted by the Richmond Rebekahs. Happy birthday to everyone who celebrated. Residents had the opportunity to husk corn on the 18th. The corn was served with a special barbecue meal on the 20th. A rummage sale was held on the 4th floor on the morning of the 20th. Boutique Collection Normandin held a clothing sale in the living room on the 25th. The Roxton Singers performed for residents on the evening of the 25th. Keith and Vicky Whittall came to the Home on the 26th and gave musical performances on Norton 1, Norton 2 and in the main living room.


This month we also started a collective art project on some of our floors. The project will continue in October and will be showcased once it has been completed.


We are pleased to have Brooke Fowler-Lachapelle with us in the activity department. She is a stagiaire with us from Champlain College studying special care counseling.


Welcome to Priscilla King and Lea Volas, Ivy Smith, Helen Mastine and Mary Wintle who joined the Wales family this month. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Doris Lavoie, John Arthur Madill, Joan Morrison and Dorothy Cassidy.


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.


Our candlelight evening is coming up on November 3rd.  Currently we have sold 442 candles and our goal for this year is to light 1200 candles with the profits from the evening being used to update the Shaw 1 and 2 solariums with new lighting etc. 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.


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.”


We wish you a great month and are looking forward to providing you another report next month.