Dear Guildford Seniors Village Community,

 

Have you experienced a Family Council & Aging Well Education Zoom (or phone in) meeting before?

We encourage you to try to join us – learn something new, meet other families, and find joy & support.

This month we raffle off honey from Maria’s Lions & Lamb Heritage Farm, and welcome harpist Leanne.

JOIN US for a round table update from all Departments – your questions answered!

June 17th, Thursday 3:30pm    call 604-580-4283 or email sbarr@retirementconcepts.com to RSVP

 

We remain vigilant and grateful for continued community good health.

Thank you for your mindful part in sustaining infection control protection for all residents, by following protocols.

 

Clinical Care  – Neighborhood Care Teams  To reach Nurses:

Email: Nurses-GSV@retirementconcepts.com

Or call 604-582 0808    Lead RN: ext. 250.

1st Floor: ext 150

2nd Floor: ext 205

Nurses attend to safety & mindful resident care, and for the safety of the residents during resident care and/or medication time, will return your call at earliest convenience during noted times.

Thank you for your call!    Although these are best times to call, if you receive Nurse’s voicemail, please leave your name, number & details of your message. 9:30 to 10:30am / 1:30pm to 2:30pm / After 6pm.  Your Call is important to us.

 

VISITATION        (in Person or Virtual) by Appointment is OPEN for all neighborhoods.

Please refer to guidance below to make your Visit or Outing Arrangements.

PROTOCOLS

In respect to all residents & community, please continue to adhere to all Covid prevention protocols with hand hygiene, lobby Pre-Screen Health Check & of wearing mask at all times

gsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com   or 604-582-0808 ext 203

No Drop Ins.

PLANNING A RESIDENT OUTING (or walk) – a minimum of 48  hours advance notice is required

SEND MESSAGES OR PHOTOS  Email your messages & photos to your loved one to gsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com   or 604-582-0808 ext 203.

FOR VISITORS WHO DO NOT USE EMAIL OR ARE HEARING IMPAIRED  Visits can be booked on site, with a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

 

COMPASSIONATE OR ESSENTIAL VISITS – SUPPORT IN CARE

If your loved one is transitioning in their Life Journey, the Care Team will reach out to Resident Decision Maker in collaboration, to notify and arrange visit.

Deliveries at Lobby Entrance:

 Essential Services include:

 

DINING

We’ve added new mini ‘sub’ sandwiches to the menu to try!

Thank you as always to Resident Council & the Silver Spoons for sharing favourites & wishes.

Daily homemade nutritious & comforting Soup features this week:

Cream of Spinach, Tomato Basil, Beef Barley, Spring Vegetable, Cream of Broccoli, Vegetable Noodle, Cream of Celery. #YUM

Father’s Day is June 20th; our culinary team is creating a special menu – coming soon!

 

#SeniorsWeek  Celebrating Seniors, Sunshine & Caring Community!

The Green Thumbs excited for the sunshine!

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION    #seniorsweek  Celebrating Seniors Every Day!

Seniors Week June 6 to 12th,  is full of creative & meaningful programs, mindfully chosen to engage and bring JOY.

1st Annual Anagram Challenge!

Anagram Challenge to Families & Loved Ones!  “The Kids VS Parents”

Will you score higher than individuals living in Guildford Seniors Village?

Our Therapeutic Recreation Team has created a special First Annual #Anagram Challenge with seniors living in Guildford Seniors Village to compete with sister retirement communities, to see who can create most ‘words’ based on KINDHEARTEDNESS

Do not underestimate this stimulating brain game – humour & laughter guaranteed, which IS therapeutic.

Thank you to Regional Sales Manager Mireille for selecting a meaningful challenge word, and as Competition Judge.

*****Family Deadline:  Thursday, June 10th by evening. Please use a maximum of 1 hour to complete your word list and submit to tferchoff@retirementconcepts.com

Winners to be announced at June 17th Family Council (guests welcome) Zoom Meeting

How did many words can you come up with?

 

A Special #SeniorsWeek treat!

Bring on the vinyl, cd’s and…Bluetooth!

Music transports us to many of our ‘life moment’s.  Do you feel like dancing?

 

Calling all Best Friends!  THANK YOU for submitting photos of your parents with their best friend.

Reminiscing, storytelling and friendship is essential to vital living – laughter included!

Looking Ahead – I Love You Dad

A very special day is Father’s Day.

“Fishing With Dad” is a fun theme that is planned, and your photos and stories of Dad ‘fishing’ will tell a great tale!  How big was that fish Dad caught?  Truthful tales only! 

Share your photos & stories to tferchoff@retirementconcepts.com    * Date extended, feel welcome to send more fabulous photos!

 

 

SOCIAL WORKER Veronica may reach out to you to discuss & completing Representation Agreements (care & health decision making).   This is a form that needs to be filled out by family, at no expense.  Forms are available at Guildford Seniors Village, and can be provided the next time you visit your loved one.

“A special thank you to all families who provide support and for quick response to Residents’ needs”.

Remember that sharps are not permitted in Guildford Seniors Village, such as razors.  Please provide an electric shaver and any updated personal grooming items for your loved one.

Father’s Day is coming soon, and personal grooming such as nail clippers, electric shaver, new toothbrush and toothpaste, and lotion make for caring care packages ‘made with love’!

 

CLINICAL CARE

Quality Assurance takes place in Guildford Seniors Village June 1 & 2nd.  This is an audit of high degree and one of our many integrity achievements in clinical care

We have passed with flying colours!  Very proud of the  incredible efforts of entire Clinical TEAM.  KUDOS to the integrity of clinical care.

 

AGING WELL EDUCATION JOIN US!  FAMILY COUNCIL VIRTUAL MONTHLY MEETINGS BY ZOOM 

SAVE THE DATE!   Bring a Guest by Zoom!

Thursday, June 17th   3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Meet Maria from Lions & Lambs Heritage Farm. Learn about her mission to enhance the lives of seniors with baby bunny & chicks visits, and learn about life on the farm. 

Therapeutic pets, reminiscing and storytelling is a vital aspect of optimal living.

Meet the Leadership Team for Department Updates & as a Resource for your support.

To RSVP, please email sbarr@retirementconcepts.com or call 604-582-0808 ext 125. 

A Zoom invite will be emailed to you.

 

RESOURCES – TOOLS FOR YOUR SUCCESS

https://www.familycaregiversbc.ca/

https://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/upcomingworkshops

 

 

Have Any Questions? 

Please call us at 604-582-0808 and we will direct your call.

#seniorsweek  Celebrating Seniors Every Day!

Joy can be found in the simple sweet moments.

 

We look forward to providing our next update weekly, every Thursday.

We wish you continued health excellence,

from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village