Good Afternoon,

 

 

Selkirk Seniors Village continues to be COVID-19 Free! Should the status of our community change in any respect, please know that we will immediately inform all resident’s and tenant’s families or primary contact.

Well the holiday decorations are up and it is looking very festive here!  The unit’s Holiday parties will occur on Dec. 15. Wayne, Support Service Manager, and Brian, Recreation Manager, have come together to plan a wonderful canapés lunch with recreation fun and entertainment.

 Community

  Every week we are being contacted by people in our community looking to spread positivity and love. Last week a family dropped off handmade cards in honor of a loved one that used to live here. This week the Montessori school across the street has donated holiday pictures and small paper wreaths they have created. These adorn the walls all over the main floor. Recreation has been taking the time to bring residents down so they can enjoy seeing all the cute crafts.  A local neighbour has offered to donate some small presents for residents, another group is dropping off more handmade cards. It truly lifts the spirit!

* All donations are being handled appropriately and are sanitised

 

Visitations

 

All social visitation goes through the Visitation Team. You can contact them at 250-940-1028 local 1125.

 

If you are needing to cancel or rebook your visit, please give us as much notice as possible so we can try to fit someone else in that spot. Please send an email to Selkirk-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com or via phone at local 1125. If families have questions regarding the visitations please contact Brian DelRay at local 1102, either he or another Selkirk Covid Committee member will contact you.

The Recreation team are facilitating FaceTime and Skype to the best of their abilities, while also completing their other duties. Please note that these are the only two platforms we are able to use.  Please reach out to Brian DelRaye-Recreation manager and his team by e-mail at bdelraye@retirementconcepts.com or Selkirk-recreation@retirementconcepts.com, or call to set up a schedule (Brian- 250-940-1028 x1102; Rec Office- 250-940-1028 x1120).  They will be happy to confirm a date and time to connect you with your loved-one.

 

 

 

Reminders for your loved one to Stay Safe:

Again, the following four points are so critical to discuss with your loved ones. Please help us by reminding your loved one of the following:

  1. Practice social distancing (6 feet apart)
  2. Perform proper Hand Hygiene (Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds or greater with the alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and hot water). This is very important
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. If exhibiting any symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing) please inform staff immediately.

 

Thank You

 

 It is encouraging to hear that Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine. Until it is readily available, I thank you for doing all you can to help keep yourself and everyone around you safe.

 

Each day recreation posts a new holiday themed joke; here is today’s chuckle:

“What do you can a snowman with a 6 pack?” answer: “An abdominal snowman!”