NEWSLETTER

November 2019

ADMINISTRATION

On October 1st we had our official opening ceremony for the new reception area. We hope you are enjoying our newly enhanced space. The 4th floor dining area has also received a complete renovation and work has now begun on the 3rd floor dining area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to it being completed before Christmas.

Our hope is that these spaces offer a more warm and welcoming area for both our residents and visitors to enjoy. We are planning more upgrades in the coming year for both the Lodge and the Manor.

NURSING DEPARTMENT

Pharmacy

To enhance the quality and safety of residential care, we have switched from Medical Pharmacies to Safeway Pharmacy. Please see the attached letter from Safeway Pharmacy.

We have now received the influenza vaccines. We will be conducting bloodwork on the residents in the coming week. We are aiming to administer vaccines to residents and staff on Oct 29th and 30th. Residents, families and staff are all encouraged to receive immunization, as this is the best way to protect from influenza.

In addition, all residents, families and staff are expected to wash their hands diligently to ensure that everyone is safe during and after the influenza season. We must all do our part to ensure the safety of our residents.

ACTIVITIES

Friday, November 1st 2:15 Lodge Dining Room – Performance by Ricardo Risman
Monday November 4th 2:15 Garden room – Remembrance Day Celebration
Thursday November 7th, 12:30 Garden Room – Food tasting
Friday November 8th 2:15, Garden Room – “Elvis”
Monday November 11th STATUTORY DAY, NO STAFF
Tuesday November 12th 2:15 Garden Room – The Arts Way Concert

Birthday Parties:

Thursday 14th November 14th 2:00 Manor 3 Birthday Party
Friday November 15th 2:15 Lodge Birthday Party
Monday November 18th 1:30 – Manor 1 Birthday Party
Thursday November 21st 2:00 Garden Room Afternoon Movie Matinee
Monday November 25th 2:30 Manor 2 Birthday Party
Tuesday November 26th 2:00 Manor 4 Birthday Party
Thursday November 28th 2:15 Garden Room – Performance by Peter Montgomery

FOOD SERVICE

Our summer barbeques seem like a distant memory now. Fall is the time when we enjoy the warmth of indoor activities and there are plenty of events to keep us busy!

Thanksgiving was celebrated in the traditional way with turkey, dressing, baked yams and of course pumpkin pie for dessert.

Oktoberfest was celebrated with Weisswurst Sausage, Hot German Potato Salad, and Black Forest Cake for dessert. Activity Staff served beer for this event. Halloween ends the month of October on a rather ‘spooky’ note!

We would like to remind everyone that there are fridges located in each of the lounge areas. They are stocked daily with juice & hi-cal drinks, etc. These items are available to all residents – just ask one of the staff to assist you if required. The fridges can also be used to store residents’ personal food items that need refrigeration. All food stored for personal use should be labeled with the resident’s name and the date it was first put in the fridge. Any outdated food (dairy products, etc.) or items not dated will be thrown out if there is any doubt as to its safety.

Christmas is just around the corner and our first Family Christmas Party will be held on Tues Dec 3rd at 7pm for the Lodge residents & their families. Four more Manor Family Christmas Parties will be held in December, one for each floor of the Manor. More information will be coming on the times and dates of these parties.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Dear Family Member:

We would appreciate you filling out the EVALUATION FORM (in Manila Envelope) found in the BLUE BOXES at the Nurse Stations regarding visits made by Volunteers with your family member.  We value your comments

We welcome adults and students to join our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM at Lynn Valley Care Centre.  There are many volunteer opportunities available for you to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of our elderly residents by assisting with simple activities.

Examples of volunteer positions available:

  • Recreational Assisting – BINGO, Games, Escorting to Activities & Events
  • Visiting with Residents
  • Escorting Residents to our in-house hairdresser Thursday mornings
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Pet Visits
  • Tuck Shop – Wednesday mornings
  • Monthly Movie Nights
  • Playing Chess or other games                     

As a volunteer you will help bring an extra measure of joy, pleasure, and comfort to our resident, and you will be rewarded with the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of our seniors.

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.

Please consider joining our Volunteer Program.

For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact:              

Coordinator of Volunteers:  Eunice Kruse

            Phone: 604-982-3709

            e-mail: ekruse@nsph.ca