THE ACTIVITY DEPARTMENT WANTS TO KEEP YOU ON THE MOVE:
Happy May! Well... this month is shaping up to be a May we will not soon forget! Let us make the most of this trying time because, truthfully, we can do little to change the nature of this pandemic. I noticed lately that some people feel understandably down about the current situation. I believe we can make life what we would like it to be. There are certainly challenges, but there is often a bright side. We are here for those who need us and we truly wish to help brighten your lives!
May's Birthday Tea will again be the modified version with one-on-one visits on Wednesday, May 20th in the afternoon. The Gore Women's Institute generously donated a small gift and cards for those celebrating; items will be sanitized prior to distribution.
Thank you to Isabelle Buckland and Tracey Vidal for the beautiful cards to residents who celebrated birthdays in April. You both made the residents very happy!
Monday, May 4th is Bird Day! People love birds; millions of people's favourtie passtime is bird watching. Regardless of age, this activity can be enjoyed. With this popularity, there is more than one day to recognize, appreciate, and enjoy birds; we suggest you celebrate each day!
Taken from Holiday Insights.
The Activity and Therapy Departments are collaborating to offer various activities to help you keep physically fit. We have Exercise Classes on each unit integrated with a little yoga.
Vanessa's primary focus is the CHSLD, while Carol Ann's is the Home. We are getting creative to offer a variety of activities while maintaining your wellbeing. For example, we must ensure that you remain on your unit and are safely distanced from each other and washing your hands regularly. Your loved ones sent us many suggestions; if you have any, please let us know!
As we are unable to congregate, we now offer Friday Treats in the afternoons. Like other events, this activity takes place on the units. Thank you to the Kitchen staff for the homemade goodies and to Jean-Marc for purchasing such treats as ice cream, cookies, cake, and chips.
Denim Day is usually scheduled in May but will be postponed.
I suspect that you know that only employees are permitted in the building. When life gets back to normal, we want to remind you that you are more than welcome to participate in events and activities with your loved ones; your presence will make them really happy!
sunday church service:
Pastoral Services are extremely important at the Wales. We have been working diligently to provide Church Services on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on TV Tours.
To break feelings of isolation during this difficult time, we offer FaceTime, Google Duo, Messenger, Skype, and Teams virtual visits between residents and family members. Chase has other options available if you desire. If you wish to visit with a family member, please let us or Chase know.
As residents are not permitted in the Tuck Shop, Carol Ann takes orders and delivers items to your room. Please let her know if you need something at 819-826-3266 extension 244. Purchases will be charged to your petty cash account.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jean-Marc will be responsible for essential errands instead of Cecil, at Maxi only. Apartment residents can also purchase groceries at the Little Market and through the Tuck Shop. Again, purchases will be charged to your petty cash account.
Earth Day was on Wednesday, April 22nd. We had a wonderful activity: trivia and flower planting. Our plants are starting to grow on Shaw 2... :)
Earth day pinecone guess winners (Home):
As Vanessa was away, we do not have the winners from the CHSLD yet, but we will let you know as soon as we do! For the Home, there were 190 pinecones in the container!
- Manning Basement: Brian Dunn with 200
- Shaw 3: Doreen Waterhouse with 113
- Shaw 4/Mitchell Wing: André Martin with 175
- Sub-Basement: Doreen Wurzel
- Manning/Shaw 1: Jacques Charron, Gertrude Learned, Jean MacDonald, and Gordon Morrill with 200
- Manning/Shaw 2: Gilbert Verhoef with 198
- Manning Basement: Evelyn Fraser with 150
- Shaw 3: Dorothy Huff with 105
- Shaw 4: Milton Hayes with 210
- Sub-Basement: The Luxtons are away, so no runner-up on this unit!
- Manning/Shaw 1: Phyllis Buck with 175
- Manning/Shaw 2: Vera Armstrong, Eleanor Cleveland, and Nicole Thibault with 200
Carol Ann will go around with bingo prizes for these winners!
Vanessa Johnston & Carol Ann McElrea
Activity Coordinator - CHSLD & Activity Coordinator and Social Intervenor
819-826-3266 extension 263 & 819-826-3266 extension 244