Weekly Update for Summerland Seniors Village, Friday, September 25-2020

 Greetings Friends & Families,

I would like to introduce myself to you! My name is Debra Saunders and I have just completed my second week at SSV as the new Community Relations Manager.  I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team and looking so forward in being a part of this community. I have a background in Senior Health Care Marketing, and I love it more than anything I have previously done in the past.

If you need any information please feel free to contact me at 250-404-440 Ext. 4304.

I can’t wait until we are all able to come and go freely and then get to meet you all! Ahh Fall, it’s that time of year. We have some beautiful Foliage for the season donning our entrance-way.


Recreation is thinking well ahead to Remembrance Day and we want to make sure we honour all our Veterans.  To do this I want to make sure our Veterans list is up to date. If your loved one is a veteran please send me an email at jberrisford@retirementconcepts.com and include a brief blurb about their role in the military.  Our Remembrance Day service will look a little different this year since we cannot gather in groups, but we will mark the day in the best way possible.


In the meantime we continue to facilitate our visits and provide programming.  Please remember to send an email to jberrisford@retirementconcepts.com if you are interested in scheduling a visit and be sure to provide the following details:

  1. Your name and the resident’s name
  2. The type of visit preferred (face to face, window visit or FaceTime)
  3. The date and time you wish for your visit

Once your scheduled visit has been confirmed, you will be contacted via email with the date and time of your visit.


We ask you to keep in mind that through all of this, we are following the direction of the M.O.H. and appreciate your patience and support as we navigate through uncharted waters together in an effort to offer the best assistance possible in bringing you closer together with your loved ones during these trying times.

General Store

The General Store remains open with distancing restrictions (1 person at a time) and a good selection of treats and necessities.


Communal dining is back with our usual 2 sittings. It’s so nice to be able to get back to some level of normalcy.


All deliveries must come through the front entrance only and abide by guidelines set out in our previous communications. Once again, we remind folks not to leave deliveries on the carts provided after 4:30 PM.


Please continue to be vigilant when it comes to social habits by adhering to the precautions necessary to mitigate the spread of Covid-19: practice social distancing, keep your social bubbles to a minimum, and wear a mask when deemed necessary.

From Our Maintenance Team

October 5th-9th Troy Fire and safety will be in the building to do a yearly fire safety check which includes sprinkler system, extinguishers etc.

They will be needing access to all residents’ suites on October 5-6.

There will be a fire system check on Friday September 25, this is just another system test as we cannot evacuate due to the existing pandemic.

Hopefully the hot water situation will be sorted today as the new pump is not functioning up to par…and thank the residents for their patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Warm Wishes

Summerland Seniors Village Team