Guildford Seniors Village – Update 6 June 2020

We celebrate a healthy community, including all  Residents and essential Staff.

As Seniors Week concludes, we want to share a few highlights. How special to have a ‘week’ devoted to seniors, but let’s all agree that cherishing and celebrating elders in our lives- one’s wisdom, life lessons and history lived, is something we are in awe of and respect everyday.

We celebrated our community, residents & team, with treats from the GSV Ice Cream Truck and a new banner at our entrance welcomes the truly devoted and hard-working team – all in our mission of unwavering commitment to residents’ care, safety and life enrichment.

Protocols

We continue to adhere to strict compliance to the direction of our public health officials, preventative & enhanced infection control, monitoring residents & staffs’ health closely, as well as remaining closed to ALL visitors, with the exception of essential service providers.

Dining Room

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

Recreation

Seniors Week June 1 to 8 in 2020 has been a creative endeavour, but the goal remains: a celebration of seniors with focus on JOY & this year’s theme of contribution.

As of June 1st, we have created a program calendar supporting the domains of social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual for small group activities. We strive to create purpose, joy and meaning for residents within our 4 neighborhoods. Program examples include Hymn Singing, Music Groups, Fitness Classes and Walking Club, Reminiscing, Crafter Corner and Green Thumbs (indoors & within our two inner gardens).

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, crossword puzzles, 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

Enjoy more delightful humour & wisdom (attached) from wonderful youth in Surrey who sent us cards of support.  You are wise beyond your years!

Why didn’t the melons get married?  Because they cantaloupe”.

Always laugh when you can…it’s the best medicine”.

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional” ~ Walt Disney

When you focus on the good, the good gets better”.   Aah, this is true.