Hello Family Members & Guildford Seniors Village Community,

 

On behalf of everyone here in Guildford Seniors Village, we hope this communication finds you well.

A Message from General Manager, Camila

I am writing to provide today’s update on our Covid-19 exposure.

As we have communicated to you, one of our staff was contact traced for Covid-19 exposure. Upon notifying us, the employee was requested to have a Covid-19 test done and to self-isolate. The results confirmed the staff in question was positive for Covid-19.

We immediately informed Public Health and it was decided that GSV would not be declared on outbreak but rather be put on a “watch” mode.

We conducted contact tracing to see who had come in contact with this individual and those people were swabbed/tested for COVID-19. If your family member was traced, you would have received a phone call from us.

All residents’ results have returned as negative. We do have swabs outstanding and we will communicate those results to you when we receive them. We are still waiting on 3 Arbutus staff members’ results.

If your family member becomes symptomatic or requires testing, you will be contacted by phone.

Any general updates or information will be sent out in these emails.

Our focus is on each resident and the continued high level care and safety of our community at this time.

As per our in place protocols for this situation we have implemented the following:

 

If any other assistance, please contact our social worker: Veronica Agberotimi gloriousliving2020@yahoo.com 604-580-4516

If you have any questions regards to the health of your family member, please call our RNs @ 604-582 0808 ext. 250 or email Nurses-GSV@retirementconcepts.com

 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Camila Nunes, General Manager

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

Essential Service Extraordinaire – Nurse Brindelle & General Manager Camila

Visitation

Current Visiting Options include Phone visit or Virtual Visit: Skype, Zoom, FaceTime

All inquiries in regards to visitation, face time please e-mail the recreation department:

To Send A Message or Photos to Your Loved Onerecreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com and we will be pleased to deliver to your loved one.

(Also feel welcome to send mail via Canada Post- we do sanitize before delivery to resident)

If you are planning to deliver or drop off gifts, we kindly ask you to delivery early as possible or before December 22nd. We will sanitize parcel and deliver to your loved one.

Deliveries: kindly press the button at the speaker (to your left) to inform our team if you’ve delivered an item in the lobby vestibule. Please label your delivery with resident name, and we will ensure sanitizing and delivery to loved one.  For resident safety, kindly refrain from passing items via windows as we must carefully sanitize all.  Thank you

 

Essential Services include:

Strict compliance measures to all protocols remain in Guildford Seniors Village, following the direction of our public health officials, including preventative & enhanced infection control, monitoring residents’ & staffs’ health closely, and visitor designations.  

•       Onsite Hair Salon

•       Foot Care Services

•       Music Therapists

•       Social Worker

•       Occupational & Physical Therapy

•       Mobile Dental Care offering full – service dental & denture care

 

Therapeutic Recreation

We focus on creating JOY within each Neighborhood with staffing cohorts. Santa has been visiting residents by Zoom, to each delight.

Christmas carols, community adorned with festive décor and recent special lunch with turkey, vegetarian lasagna and all the trimmings created holiday spirit for all in Guildford Seniors Village.

Dining

In extreme caution, we are delivering home cooked dining with room service including refreshments to all residents.  Winter Menu is being enjoyed.

 

Family Council Zoom Meetings

We Thank Linda Holmes for creating a valuable “Surviving 2020 – Financial Insight & Tips” presentation at December’s Meeting.

If you have further questions or consult, Linda welcomes you to contact her at:

Investment Advisor & Financial Planner Linda Holmes, BBA (Finance), CIM, FMA | | RBC Dominion Securities Inc. T: 604-535-3854  T: 800-663-4664 |www.lindalholmes.com

Thank you Santa and Elf for Zooming-in with a warm surprise of greetings & making most of our wishes come true.We are happy to donate to Santa’s fundraiser supporting BC Alzheimers Society.  Santa you are precious and much needed at this time of year. Thank YOU.

http://joinbc.alzheimer.ca/site/TR/A4A2016/A4A-2016?pg=team&fr_id=1085&team_id=2780

Looking ahead:  Save The Date!  Family Council Zoom (& Teleconference) Meeting   January 21, 2021, 3:30 -4:30pm   &  February 18, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30pm

featuring Aging Well Education presented by educators from BC Alzheimers Society:   Part 1 & 2 “Understanding Dementia & Behaviour Tips / Resources”

We are honoured to welcome their expertise, and especially valuable for loved ones & caregivers.

To RSVP, please email sbarr@retirementconcepts.com or call 604-582-0808 ext 125, and we will send you a direct invite.

A Family Council provides families and friends of residents with a way to support one another as caregivers.  It’s a place to gather, share information, while being involved in helping to improve quality of life of the residents living within Guildford Seniors Village.

We all look forward to 2021!

 

Tools For Your Success- It’s Our Speciality!

Canada Revenue Agency is offering the following webinars in January and February:

Seniors Benefits and Credits Presentation on January 13, 2021 from 1:30PM – 3:00PM and February 9, 2021 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM.

Persons with Disabilities Benefits and Credits Presentation on January 26, 2021 from 1:30PM – 2:30PM and February 11, 2021 from 1:30PM – 2:30PM.

Don’t miss out on the benefits and credits to which you may be entitled.  Some of the benefits and credits to which you may be eligible for are the Canada child benefit, Disability tax credit, Child disability benefit, Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Credit, and the Canada Workers Benefit.

If you do your taxes after the filing deadline, your payments could be delayed.

You can register for any of the above webinars by going to the below link and clicking on the link associated with the date of your choice.  Canada Revenue Agency / Government of Canada Agence du revenu du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

https://canada.webex.com/canada/onstage/g.php?PRID=4f1473dfdd206ba0967b78ce55fe4326

Regards,

Conseillèr la visibilité, Direction générale de cotisation, de prestation et de service

Outreach Officer, Assessment, Benefit, and Service Branch

 

Stay Connected & Gratitude

Thank you to Klassen Landscaping (604-556-1219) for adding their festive touch (& expertise) to our outside entrance.

Your speciality in Landscape maintenance & custom projects is appreciated.  We will be sure to check out your instagram inspiration @klassenlandscaping 

You may have seen gorgeous floral arrangements in our lobby.   Supplied by https://ca.floralimage.com these bouquets elevate our community in beauty.  Vibrant floral mobile service with infection control benefits (this company cleans each bouquet when updating seasonal arrangements).

Thank you Robin, Gretchen and team for adding joy to our community ensuring beauty year round.  You make our life better with your speciality.     lifelikestylzrentalsinc@gmail.com  604 365 0823

 

 

 

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Your continued safety and health excellence is vital, please continue to take great care, from All of Us in Guildford Seniors Village!

To ALL Friends, Family & Community of Guildford Seniors Village, we wish you joyfulness & gratitude this holiday season.