NEWSLETTER

May 2019

ADMINISTRATION

The Telus Optic TV system is now fully online within the facility. We now have access to HD channels with 400K quality, using Fibre Optics. The new system also allows our residents to add extra channels to what the current live system has in place. Our reception staff can help residents and family with more information about our Telus Cable system.

Telus will be providing us with remote controls that are custom made for Senior Living Facilities. As soon as these are received, we will distribute them.

Food Services are currently conducting a Quality Improvement Assessment of our food. They will be focusing on variety within the menu and in offering substitute meals to our residents.

The Groundskeeping contract for Lynn Valley Care Centre has been awarded to MY Gardens. They are working on improving the landscape of the facility. Within their plans is the enhancement of the plants and seating areas in the back courtyard. As we look forward to the warmer weather and sunny days, we hope our residents and families will enjoy the improved gardens.

ACTIVITIES

Butterfly Release – Thursday, May 2nd
Cinco De Mayo Party! with Peter Paulus -Tuesday May 7th
Mike’s Critters – Wednesday, May 8th –11:00
Residents Council Meeting – Thursday, May 9th- 6:00- 7:00 Garden Room
Artsway Concert – Tuesday May 14th- 2:15 Garden Room
All About Austria Day! – Thursday, May 23rd
Champagne Mother’s Day Celebration -Saturday, May 11th-
Happy Mother’s Day ☺ – Sunday, May 12th

Birthday Parties:
Thursday, May 16th Manor 2 at 2:00 with Greg Alcock
Thursday, May 30th Manor 1 Birthday Party
Tuesday, May 21st Manor 3 & 4 at 2:30 with Peter Paulus
Tuesday May 28th at 2:30 Lodge with Peter Paulus

FOOD SERVICE

Spring is in full bloom and it’s wonderful to see all the cherry blossoms everywhere! May’s special meal will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12th. The menu has not been finalized yet, so stay tuned.

As the weather gets warmer, we will start to emphasize the importance of drinking more fluids to reduce the risk of dehydration. As always, water is the best choice. Soon we will be offering more water on snack wagons & nursing stations. Lemons will be added to the water to make it more appealing and refreshing.

DIETITIAN

We are pleased to announce that we have a new dietitian working at Lynn Valley Care Centre. Her name is Mary Cross and has over 20 years of experience of working in long term care. Mary is really looking forward to joining our team and to be working close to her home, in a community she loves. She is excited to get to know all of the residents and staff.

Mary will be working 4 days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you have any clinical questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her at dietitian@nsph.ca, or call her on 604 982-3790. For any food service related preferences or concerns please contact Alicia at acoelho@carecorp.ca or call 604 982-3714.

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.

We welcome new volunteers for:

  • Recreational Assisting
  • Visiting with Residents
  • Pet Visits
  • Musical Entertaining

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

“ March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers” – English Proverb