THE ACTIVITY DEPARTMENT WANTS TO KEEP YOU ON THE MOVE:
Ah, October is a truly beautiful month; the leaves are changing - wow! We hope you picked your apples and your pies are in the freezer. Carol Ann has her apples picked but no pies made; in actuality, she prefers fresh-picked pears and was able to get some this past weekend. In spite of this crazy COVID-19 madness, we had an exceptionally beautiful summer and we are hopeful to experience a charming autumn as well.
October's Birthday Tea will again consist of one-on-one visits in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 21st. Since we are unable to host a traditional Birthday Tea due to the pandemic, we received lovely cards and gifts from the Group 92 women. Thank you to those who helped make this gift happen and Happy Birthday to those celebrating this month!
NATIONAL SENIORS' DAY:
Thursday, October 1st is National Seniors' Day, which coincides with the United Nations' International Day of Older Persons and is an occasion ofr Canadians to celebrate seniors' profound contributions to our homes, communities, and workplaces.
Taken from the National Association of Federal Retirees.
In celebration of National Seniors' Day, we will offer a glass of wine or beer with dinner on Thursday, October 1st for CHSLD residents and will host a Happy Hour with music at the following times:
- 1:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room for Manning 1 and Shaw 1 and 4 residents
- 2:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room for Shaw Sub-Basement, 2, and 3 and Manning Basement and 2 residents
Thank you to our residents for being the wonderful people you are! :)
wales home online silent auction:
As many of you know, we usually host a Silent Auction fundraiser with the kind assistance of our amazing Ladies' Auxiliary and the community's generosity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold this fundraiser in person this year. The good news, however, is that we will instead host an online auction beginning in October. Details and rules will be published this week. If you have anything to donate, please contact Carol Ann.
"dO SOMETHING NICE" DAY:
Monday, October 5th is "Do Something Nice" Day! Please go ahead and do something nice for someone else. Acts of kindness do not hurt, we promise!
Doing something nice for someone usually evokes a very pleasant response: at the very least, a smile! The person will most likely do something for you in return; being likeable is contagious!
In keeping with this day's spirit, please set a goal to do something nice for someone or multiple someones! Then, please sit back and watch the results!
Taken from Holiday Insights.
There will be a Special Friday Tea on October 9th in the following locations:
- 12:00 p.m. in the Main Dining Room for residents who eat there
- 2:00 p.m. in the Main Living Room for residens who eat there
On Tuesday, October 13th at 1:30 p.m., there will be a baking activity in the Recreation Room.
"BE BALD AND FREE" DAY:
Wednesday, October 14th is "Be Bald and Free" Day! This holiday honours those with a beautiful, shiny top. you do not have to be bald to celebrate this day, but this look certainly helps! People who are married or related to a bald-headed person can celebrate with the honouree.
Enough with the bald jokes; there will be zero tolerance for them today. Rather, we will cherish and appreciate the freedom that comes with being bald. While the rest of us spend money on hair cuts, shampoo, hair sprays, combs, and more, the bald guy smiles about their saved money and time.
Upon going bald, you are finally freed of worry, while others wonder for years: "Will I lose my hair? Is my hair turning grey?" You, on the other hand, will be unlikely to have a bad hair day!
Taken from Holiday Insights.
On Thursday, October 15th, Julie Millar will be at the CHSLD playing her harp. Thank you, Julie!
On Thursday, October 20th at 1:30 p.m., there will be a baking activity in the Manning 2 Kitchenette.
COUNT YOUR BUTTONS DAY:
Wednesday, October 21st is Count Your Buttons Day! Are you excited? The very first question you might be asking is, "Why?" Well, we do not know why, and perhaps we are better off not knowing!
So here is this wild and wacky day staring you in the face that has absolutely no history or definitive purpose. One might suggest that this absurd day's creator was a little bit crazy themselves.
To celebrate this day, we suggest that, if you have nothing better to do, you start counting your buttons. Otherwise, you may move on with your life with something of greater importance!
Taken from Holiday Insights.
On Thursday, October 22nd, we will have zootherapy at the following times:
- Morning: CHSLD
- 1:00 p.m.: Door-to-door on Manning and Shaw 1
- 1:45 p.m.: Door-to-door on Manning and Shaw 2
- 2:30 p.m.: Door-to-door on Shaw 4
- 2:50 p.m.: Door number six for Manning Basement residents
- 3:20 p.m.: Elevator area on Shaw 3
If Sub-basement residents wish to participate, please let us know.
Exercise Classes will now be held in the Main Living Room and the Main Dining Room; please attend in the location where you eat your meals.
As we cannot congregate in large groups, we offer Friday Treats as a replacement to Friday Teas. This activity is offered door-to-door on each unit. Thank you to the Kitchen personnel for the homemade goodies and to our Purchaser, Jean-Marc, fo buying special treats.
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE:
We are cognizant of pastoral services' importance at the Wales. We work diligently to find creative ways to make this type of activity work during this pandemic. A Sunday Church Service is offered at 2:30 p.m. on Channel Eighty through TV Tours. A Catholic Service is presented at 3:00 p.m. on the same channel. Live church services have not yet resumed at the Wales. A sincere thank you to Reverend Lee-Ann Hogle for her weekly United Services.
To break social isolation during this difficult time, we offer FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Skype, and Teams for residents and family members to connect. If none of these platforms are accessible for you, Chase has other options. If you wish to participate, please contact me or Chase and we will arrange a visit. Thus far, these communication tools have garnered positive feedback.
The Tuck Shop is now open with scheduled times. Please refer to the plan below:
Apartment residents are the only residents permitted to purchase items from the Little Market. Other residents may obtain their possessions through Cecil's errand service.
Volunteer Glenna Savage makes sports-related face masks and is willing to create more for residents; if anyone is interested, please let us know.
Marie-Christine Clément-Savage & Carol Ann McElrea
CHSLD Activity Coordinator & Home Activity Coordinator and Social Intervenor
819-826-3266 extension 263 & 819-826-3266 extension 244