Guildford Seniors Village – Update 30 May 2020

 

A Message from General Manager, Camila Nunes

Dear Families & Extended Community,

The past few months have been challenging to you and your loved ones as we face changes globally and learn to adjust to our new reality with Covid-19. Guildford Seniors Village takes the safety of our Residents very seriously and we are following Fraser Health Authority protocols and guidelines to ensure we keep everyone in our community safe. I applaud all families and staff for all cooperative and fabulous efforts. We will continue being diligent in our safety practices, but the good news is that it will not be forever. As new phases are implemented and cases of Covid-19 decreases, we will be looking to resume visitations in the near future, so please hang tight as we are almost there!

In the meantime, if you would like to Facetime your family at GSV, please call and schedule as we would love you to be connected in this time as it is very important for the mental health of the residents.

We are delighted that the month of June is nearly here, celebrating warm days with beautiful skies. Our Residents started going into the gardens to enjoy some much-needed vitamin D. Our Recreation Team is designing a fun dynamic schedule following safety guidelines for social distancing. Our Dining Team are also adjusting to accommodate the new guidelines and ensuring the safety of our wonderful residents.

June is a very special month, especially with Seniors Week June 1 to 8, and Father’s Day- which we plan to make a memorable time for all seniors with planned festivities.

 

Please do reach out to me if you have any concern with your loved one who lives here and understand your needs on case to case basis.

 

Camila Nunes, MBA | General Manager

604-582-0808 ext: 103 cnunes@retirementconcepts.com

 

We thank all families & extended community for messages and calls of kindness and patience. Thank you, Maureen G, for reaching out to us to deliver the kindest handwritten cards from Newton Baseball U13 Team & local children – you melt our hearts. We will put all cards on display for residents to enjoy.

 

Your Jokes of The Day raised our spirits, and we thought we would share them here to bring a smile to others:

How do pickles enjoy a day out? 

Answer:               They relish it!  (Thank you, Dylan J)

How do we know the ocean is friendly? 

Answer:               It waves

 

Guildford Seniors Village continues to be healthy due to a team commitment to adhering to protocols to prevent COVID -19 from entering our community.

Protocols

 

With strict compliance to the direction of our public health officials and monitoring residents & staff closely, we remain seriously committed to full enhanced preventative infection control protocols:

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Dining Room

Our Summer Menu will be launched mid-June.   Residents enjoy service of home cooked dining of breakfast, lunch and dinner within each four Neighborhood dining rooms, as well as snack trolley room service afternoon and evenings.

 

Recreation

Did you know it is Seniors Week June 1 to 8? We look forward to celebrating all seniors next week, and every day!

 

Next week individuals will hear the familiar sounds of childhood favourite…the ice cream truck!  Our Guildford Seniors Village Ice Cream Truck will make its rounds through our Neighborhoods with delicious favourites for each Resident’s delight.  In addition, a great opportunity to try Karaoke with our “Name Your Tune Trolley’, which will offer mobile Karaoke fun.

Arranging small groups of residents for socializing and programs will commence June 1st.

We continue with One-to-One visits and connecting residents with loved one with social calls, Facetime and/or Skype visits; please contact 604-582-0808 ext. 203 or email recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com to place your request.

 

If you would like to send a message or photos to your loved ones, kindly email recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com

 

Deliveries

Please feel welcome to drop off items for your loved one (cards, flowers in vase, specific supplies if requested by Care Team) in our lobby vestibule, however do press the speaker buzzer (to your left) to inform our team, as we will ensure sanitizing and delivery to loved one. Please no food items for residents. Thank you!

 

Gratitude

A wise young person wrote in our recently received cards of support,

You Are Always Someone’s Sunshine.  Have a Beautiful Day!”

We couldn’t agree more!

Stay safe everyone!