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July program highlights

July 4  —  Spaghetti Dinner

July 8  —  Men’s Brunch Outing

July 9  —  Painting with Shirley

July 10  —  Birthday Party with Arling Wall

July 11/25  —  Bingo

July 24  —  Peterborough Canoe Museum Outing

July 25  —  Diner’s Club to the Grand Restaurant

July 31  —  TGP Luncheon—buns and sandwich meat with chips

 

BBQ Luncheons

  • Elford House—July 5
  • MacMillan House—July 12
  • Victoria House—July 19
  • Vaga House—July 26

For a copy of the Activity Calendar please Email Victoria Manor.

From the Executive Director

As we welcome July and embrace sunshine and warmth, let’s take a moment to think about team members who every day show the warmth of human connection.

We would love for you to tell us who you feel shares that warmth through the “Spot A Star” program.   This program provides residents, family and team members with an opportunity to recognize team members demonstrating exceptional moments or outcomes resulting from living the Vision, Mission, and Values within everyday work.

 

How does the “Spot A Star” program work?  If you want to recognize and say thank you to a team member for demonstrating an exceptional moment of warmth, take a blank “Spot A Star” card found on the board located in the front entrance area, write down the date, team members name, the exceptional moment and pin the completed “Spot A Star” card on the board.   It’s that simple.

 

Every month, team members who have received a “Spot A Star” card will be recognized and acknowledged.

 

Embrace the warmth inside and out . . . enjoy your summer!

 

Warmest Regards,

Pamela Kulas, Executive Director

 

 

Family Council Update

Family council has had a few productive and collaborative meetings to address common concerns and requests to improve quality of life for our friends and family members.  While we are not meeting over the summer, we are still working on presentations in cooperation with Residents Council, to help educate and inform. Watch for that information session sometime in August.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful summer! 

 

Shirley Collins

 

2019 Meeting Dates:

  • May 6
  • June 10
  • Summer break
  • September 9
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 9

Resdient's and Team Members need your help

As summer approaches us, with the goal to maintain clean, organized and accessible clothing wardrobes, we are asking family members to come in and sort through your loved one’s wardrobe.  At this time, over 90% of our residents have too many clothes for the space.  Team members are struggling to put away clothing in overflowing wardrobes and are straining their body by pushing and pulling items to make room.  For residents who would like to choose their own clothing daily, overflowing wardrobes create a risk of injury to their extremities or even contribute to a fall. 

 

The wardrobe inside measurement is 33 ½ inches wide and has one bottom drawer. The only other area that clothing and/or personal items may be stored is in a 3 drawer night stand.  Given our exceptional laundry services and the speed at which clothing is washed and returned to residents, we recommend that residents should have clothing for no more than 5 – 7 days plus one piece of seasonal outerwear.  Unfortunately we are unable to store off season clothing as storage space is limited.

 

The Manager of Building Services will be contacting each resident’s power of attorney to discuss concerns and make arrangements for families.  Calls will start week of June 17, 2019.

 

Please contact Debbie (Manager of Building Services) at dkeenan@kawarthalakes.ca or 705-324-3558 ext. 1416 for more information.

 

 

Painted Ladies: Butterflies 2019

This is our third year, raising butterflies at Victoria Manor.  Our cats (larvae) have arrived and some very dedicated residents assisted with transferring the little guys into their makeshift home. They will spend about a week eating their special diet of soy, wheat germ and other nutrients. They will grow quickly and once they have eaten about half of their food they will attach themselves to the coffee filter and form a pupa. After 48 hours we will attach the coffee filter to a flight cage. Once we have done this the flight cages will be moved to the units for everyone to observe and watch the butterflies emerge.

 

When the butterflies emerge they will be fed Gatorade (orange, their favorite kind) until the expected release date of July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Bob Mark Garden (please note that this date is projected and might have to change due to emergence and weather). Please feel free to join your love ones for this event, the smiles and excitement of assisting Mother Nature is awesome to witness!

 

Warm Regards,

The Life Enrichment Team.

 

Save the Date

Residents’ Council & Family Council are excited to announce that we will be hosting “Sharing Our Home”, an education session on living with Alzheimer’s in long term care, with the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton. This event will take place on August 22nd at 6:30 and is open to all residents and family members! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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