NEWSLETTER

January 2019

From all of us at Lynn Valley Care Centre we would like to wish you and yours a very Happy and Healthy 2019!

We hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. We are in the midst of our Family Night Christmas Parties and they have been very successful so far. We wish to thank all the family members who attended and made these events so special for our residents. Special thanks to our cooks and dietary aides for preparing and serving all of the delicious platters.

Once again, we would like to extend an invitation to family & friends of our residents who would like to join us for Christmas Dinner on December 25th. (Please note: Christmas Dinner will be served at SUPPER time on the 25th). Please let us know by signing one of the reservation books located at the nursing stations by December 18th. Unfortunately, due to the limited space in our dining rooms, we can only accommodate two guests per resident family. We will be charging $10 per guest.

If you are planning to take your family member home for any of the meals over the holidays, please let us know, using the same reservation books.

To end the year on a high note, our New Year’s Eve Candle Light Dinner will be held for the evening meals on Monday, December 31st, featuring Baked Salmon paired with asparagus and gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce and Crème Brulee for Dessert.

We would also like to let everyone know that we have now changed over to our new winter menu and will be trying out some new recipes. Feedback is welcome as we are always looking to improve!

INFECTION CONTROL

Influenza Alert

We need your help to keep our residents and staff safe during influenza season.

Lynn Valley Care Center is here to protect and enhance the well-being of our residents and staff. We are aware that the comfort and support provided by family, friends, and pets are vital for the provision of care to our residents.

However, our residents have weakened immune systems and we must keep their exposure to viruses and other contagious illnesses to a minimum.

If you are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Fever
  • Nausea and /or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We ask that you refrain from visiting until you are well

All visitors must clean their hands upon arrival of the facility, before and after they enter a resident room using an alcohol-based sanitizer. We would also encourage everyone to have the flu shot, which can substantially reduce the risk of contracting or communicating the virus.

Thank you for working with us to keep our residents safe.

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY

A reminder about gifts of clothing: Please have all new clothing gifts labeled before they are worn, otherwise they may find their way to the Lost & Found rack in our Laundry Room.

Please place new clothing items in a bag labeled with the resident’s name and give to the Nurse, who will ensure it gets sent down separately for labeling by our Laundry staff.

ACTIVITIES

Artsway Concert- Tuesday, January 8th 2:15
Capilano Mall Shopping Trip- Wednesday, January 9th 10:00-12:00
Beat The Winter Blues!- Thursday, January 10th 2:30
Mike’s Critters Animal Visit- Monday, January 14th 10:30
Greg Alcock Piano Music- Tuesday, January 15th 2:15
Mike & Moe’s Music- Wednesday, January 16th 2:30
Music Around the World- Monday, January 21st 2:00
Park Gate Singers- Thursday, January 24th 10:30

  • Balance and Strengthening Program offered
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 (Lodge)
  • Thursdays at 10:00 (Manor) 
  • Bible Study- Tuesdays at 10:30 (Lodge)
  • Library available 3:00 on Thursdays in the Garden Room

Men’s club

  • Wednesdays 2:15 (Manor)
  • Wednesdays 3:30 (Lodge)
  • Monthly food club

Birthday Parties:

  • Lodge Birthday Party- Thursday, January 31st 2:30
  • Manor 1 Birthday Party- Tuesday, January 29th 1:30
  • Manor 2 Birthday Party- Wednesday, January 30th 2:30
  • Manor 3 & 4 Birthday Party- Monday, January 21st 2:30

INVITATION to VOLUNTEER

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, serving at “Tea Times”, escorting Residents to various activity programs, as well as visiting one-on-one, giving mealtime assistance, or providing musical entertainment, etc.

As a Volunteer you will help bring an extra measure of joy, pleasure, and comfort to the Residents…….and we believe that you will also experience many rewards as a result.

If you are interested in joining our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, please click on the VOLUNTEER 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