To all Family Members:

Due to continued screening of staff and residents, we are happy to tell you that we remain COVID FREE!

“Dufferin Care Centre invites you to help build a wave of kindness that will sweep through the offices, cafes, and community of the Tri-City area. –on this day and beyond”. Yesterday, Wednesday February 17, 2021 was Random Acts of Kindness Day. Dufferin Care Centre decided to donate 12 Pasta Dinner Gift baskets and 10 Chocolate Chip Cookie treats to random people in our community, it was a beautiful day to bring some joy to those in our community.

Last week the students in School District 43 brought a carnation and handmade Valentine’s card for each of the residents. It was so lovely to see the residents faces light up! The story is also featured in the Tri-Cities news! Thank you to all the students in School District 43 for your hard work and blessing to our residents. Check out the article here: https://www.tricitynews.com/local-news/hundreds-of-valentines-day-cards-delivered-to-coquitlam-seniors-who-weathered-covid-19-3425206

The details of the Zoom Family Council Meeting have been sent out. We will have our first meeting on February 18th at 6 pm. If you are interested in signing up, or want more information please reach out to the Community Relations Manager at mtoth@retirementconcepts.com.

Communication

We will continue to provide families with a weekly email update that will also be posted under COVID updates on our Retirement Concepts website.

Visitor Policy Reminder

Recreation:

The recreation team continue to provide activities to ensure residents can have fun, exercise and socialize with each other in our community. Arts and crafts, exercise, and manicures are just some of the programs that we are enjoying in smaller group activities.

Protocols

Aside from the single visitor policy, we are following the direction of our public health officials and have full infection prevention and control precautions in place. Staff continue to monitor residents closely and are ensuring the following protocols are being adhered to:

 

We will continue to act upon their latest advice, and will adapt our operations as necessary and recommended.

Deliveries

**Delivery hours are between 9 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday**

All deliveries will be received at the lobby entrance. All items will be sanitized and delivered directly to the residents’ suite.

  1. Please use plastic bags, not reusable bags;
  2. Please label all bags with the resident’s name, suite number, and date it was packaged;
  3. If you are dropping off food for your loved one, according to Fraser Health’s directive the items must be non-perishable ONLY (must be consumed immediately, we cannot store any non-dried goods).
  4. If possible, please sanitize the items before dropping off. We will re-sanitize as well to be safe.