New Assistant General Manager

We are pleased to welcome Jen Fisher to the role of Assistant General Manager for Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village. Jen joined Retirement Concepts in 2018 and most recently has been the Corporate Recreation Lead. Jen will provide support to Colin Montgomery, GM, in all aspects of general facility operations and oversee the safety and welfare of the community residents and staff. Jen loves participating in adventure outdoor sports and is looking forward to learning to kite surf.

BC Election – Saturday October 24th

The IL/AL tenants in Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village will be receiving their mail in ballots early next week. We will not be hosting an Elections BC polling booth on site due to covid restrictions. Please reach out to your loved ones over the next week to help them complete their ballot, if necessary. The sealed ballots can be mailed back to Elections BC, or dropped off at reception by Oct 22, to ensure delivery to one of the voting locations in the Comox Valley. Thank you for your help.

Trio Magazine – Comox Valley Record

“Past and Present faces of the front line come together at Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Villages”

Every member of our staff carry the commitment and responsibility to ensure our tenants’ safety and well-being, regardless of the pandemic. It takes a dedicated team, from the first face you see at reception, greeting you, to the housekeeping staff, keeping our communities clean and safe. The Executive Chef overseeing the menu and food presentation, and food service staff providing delicious meals daily. And the care aids and nursing staff supporting the needs of all the tenants whether in assisted living or long term care. The pandemic has amplified the role we play in the daily lives of our tenants, as we provide so much more in the absence of family. Responsibilities that we take on with respect and pride.

We are honoured to introduce one of our amazing tenants, Margaret Saunders-Boyes. Margaret grew up in the Okanagan and graduated as a Registered Nurse from St Paul’s Hospital in 1957. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to work as a nurse and pursued that dream. She worked in Prince Rupert and San Francisco, and then back to the lower mainland to the BC Cancer Institute as an R.T.T. She was drawn to community health, so achieved her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Victoria. Believing that timing is everything, she feels fortunate to have been able to work with cutting edge medical knowledge at the Clinical Investigation Unit in the early days of dialysis and artificial kidney machines. Her time with Community Health connected her to so many people who had no doctors and were often living on the streets, which gave her a great sense of purpose and gratification.

Margaret shares her sentiment about the present pandemic with these words of hope. “We are well served by our medical community. It is constantly advancing and adjusting. We will find a way out of this.”

 

There continues to be no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents/tenants or staff at Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village and for that we are very grateful. Should the status of our community change in any respect, please know that we will immediately contact families.

A big thank you to everyone for working so hard to keep Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village safe and healthy, as well as for the kindness, understanding and support there has been.

Sincerely,

The Team at Comox Valley Seniors Village and Casa Loma