NEWSLETTER

August 2019

ADMINISTRATION

Renovation

Reception and fourth floor dining room are being renovated. We are very excited about the new design and how they are going to look like after the work is done. We apologize for any inconvenience that the work causes in the meantime. We are also looking for a contractor to paint the exterior of the building. We are in the process of converting our incontinent supplies. The company in charge has done a trial on one of our floors and the results have been extremely positive. The new products along with the new system of evaluating the needs of the residents, have resulted in very positive comments from our residents, their families and their care workers.

Noori Shahkar
Administrator/
Environmental Safety Coordinator

Suggestion Boxes

Some of you may have noticed our new suggestion boxes located near the elevators. We hope both residents, family and friends will use them to let us know their thoughts and ideas. We welcome all kinds of suggestions and comments.

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, August 1st 1:00 Garden Room- Performance by Brian Zalo
Thursday, August 1st 6:00 Garden Room- Resident’s Council Meeting
Monday August 5th– No recreation staff. Statutory Holiday
Thursday, August 15th 12:30 Garden Room- Food Club
Tuesday, August 20th 2:00 Garden Room- Movie Matinee

Birthday Parties:
Friday, August 23rd 2:30– Manor 4 Birthday Party
Monday, August 26th 1:30– Manor 3 Birthday Party
Wednesday, August 28th 2:30– Manor 2 Birthday Party
Thursday, August 29th 2:30– Lodge Birthday Party

FOOD SERVICE

We now have had two of our four BBQ’s for the season, on August 20th we will be having our 3rd BBQ of the summer featuring Hamburgers and Veggie burgers for those who would like an alternative.
Separate sign-up sheets will be posted for each BBQ. As there is limited space outside on the patio, it is recommended that you sign up early to avoid disappointment. If you were turned away at the last event, you will be given priority status at the next one. Some residents prefer the atmosphere in their own dining room and the menu is the same, so the choice is yours! Let’s hope that our remaining BBQs are sunny & warm so that we can really take advantage of our terrific outdoor spaces. Stay tuned for the date of our final summer BBQ in September, which will feature BBQ’d ribs.

We hope everyone is enjoying the seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables available on the menu, especially the fresh fruit platters offered at afternoon teatime. They are a refreshing addition to the menu, so enjoy them while they are in season!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer temperatures!

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We welcome adults and students to join our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM at Lynn Valley Care Centre. There are many volunteer opportunities available in which you can experience giving helpful aid to our elderly residents by assisting with simple activities.

We welcome new volunteers for:

  • Recreational Assisting – BINGO, Games, Escorting to Events
  • Visiting with Residents 
  • Pet Visits
  • Musical Entertaining
  • Wee Shop
  • Gardening Volunteer

If you are interested in joining our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, please click on the VOLUNTEER link on our website Lynnvalleycare.com and fill out the application form.

For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers, Eunice Kruse at 604-982-3709 or ekruse@nsph.ca

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A SPECIAL REQUEST from the Coordinator of Volunteers to FAMILY MEMBERS:

We would appreciate your evaluation regarding visits made to your family member by Volunteers.
Please find the EVALUATION FORMS in the manila envelope located in the BLUE BOX (there’s one at each Nurse’s Station).
After completing the form, please return it to the manila envelope in the BLUE BOX.

Thank you very much.

Eunice Kruse
Coordinator of Volunteers