It’s hard to believe June is almost over, with lots of flowers, blue skies and more warm weather! We continue to appreciate all that you and your loved ones are doing to heed the precautions put in place to alleviate risk of exposure to Covid-19.
Effective this week, the bi-weekly emails will change to once a week, arriving every Wednesday.
Once again, we are happy and thankful to report NO RESIDENTS or staff are presenting COVID-19 signs or symptoms at Kamloops Seniors Village.
As the Province proceeds with Phase 2 and is looking at Phase 3 to relax more restrictions, a gentle reminder that we continue to follow the direction of our provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and our NO VISITOR policy remains in place. We understand your eagerness to come and visit your loved ones but at this time our NO VISITOR policy remains the same.
Window Visits are continuing with the following guidelines:
On Residential Care, recreation staff have reinstated small group Recreation Programs with a maximum of 5 residents per group. We are continuing to provide scheduled Skype visits for residents. Please reach out to Erica Buckingham, Recreation Manager by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.571.2958 to set up a time to Skype. We will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved-one.
The Assisted/Independent Living tenants are very happy to have small group recreation programs reinstated with a maximum of five tenants per group. Tenants will be required to sign up for programs in advance, be pre-screened prior to entry, and be required to adhere to stringent parameters to ensure safety for everyone.
In addition, the Assisted Living Exercise Room has also reopened with limits of 1 person at a time and full sanitizing after each use. We have also opened the Library with scheduled times and limits of 2 people.
We are so pleased and the tenants are so happy to have the Assisted Living Dining Room open again for Lunch and Dinner. Dining times will resume with Lunch at 12 and 1pm and Dinner will be served at 5 pm and 6 pm with new physically distanced seating plans.
Deliveries and Drop-offs:
All deliveries will continue to be received at the front desk and can now include perishable items, groceries, non-perishables, gifts, flowers/plants. All items will be sanitized, bagged and we will call the tenants to come and pick up their items right away.
Our General Store remains open and well stocked with items to meet the needs of our residents.
Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:
Again, the following four points still important to continue to emphasize with your loved ones. Please help us by reminding each resident daily of the following four items:
The staff and leadership team are continuing to plan creative ways to bring joy and smiles to the face of our residents, to take the time to have a little chat and to celebrate each one, the real ‘heroes’ in this trying time.
We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during these ever-changing circumstances.