Hello Family Members & Guildford Seniors Village Community,

 

We continue to sustain a happy and healthy community, with infection control prevention awareness heightened for all of our protection.

In light of Visitations, we continue to be extra mindful of protocols, self-care and visitation support.

Please consider our *new* window visit instead of entering lobby area, if you are being extra cautious on behalf of your loved one’s safety.

 

To make an appointment for visitation with a resident by phone call, video call,  in-person or *lobby window* visit.

GSV Recreation Department

Gsv-familyvisits@retirementconcepts.com     604-582-0808 ext. 203

Preparation & Visit details will be shared with you

 

To Send A Message or Photos to Your Loved One:

recreation-gsv@retirementconcepts.com and we will be pleased to deliver to your loved one.

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

 

Protocols

Designated Visitor protocols continue – each resident or alternate decision-maker, may designate one designated family/support person who is essential to maintaining physical and emotional health.

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.

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:

 

Family Council Zoom Meetings – Please RSVP to this email, or call 604-580-4283, and we will send you a direct invite with Agenda.

Save The Date!  Family Council Zoom (& Teleconference) Meeting   

December 17th at 3:30pm to 4:30pm, which will include Aging Well Education featuring  special guest speaker.

 

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 are grateful to November’s Aging Well Education guest speaker for sharing her expertise with us and answering all questions with great clarity. 

Thank you lawyer Eryn Jackson, Associate, Richards Buell Sutton LLP,  for presenting  “Healthcare Representation, Power of Attorney & Your Questions Answered”.

 

We hope that each Family Ambassador participant benefitted from key information. Thank you for all of your great questions!   Do you have further questions or need for a Notary Services or consult?

Eryn Jackson, Associate
DIRECT: 604.595.2311  EMAIL: ejackson@rbs.ca
RICHARDS BUELL SUTTON LLP
200 – 10233 153 Street, Surrey, BC, Canada  V3R 0Z7 | TEL:  604.582.7743 | FAX:  604.582.7753 | RBS.CA

 

Dining

Diwali Dinner menu was enjoyed, and final touches on Winter Menu are being prepared.  Today’s home cooked chili was perfect for a rainy day.  Plus daily soup for the soul, whether in a mug or a bowl, is a midday nourishment to look forward to and popular in Neighborhood Dining Rooms.  Did you know that you can request extra vegetables, and enjoy daily alternates of mashed potatoes & gravy, rice, eggs or vegetarian options?  We also support Celiac Menu planning.

 

#ThisIsRecreation  

We embrace the domains of purpose and meaning within programs inspired by current resident interests:  social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual.

Holiday decorating begins, to add festive cheer, and residents are encouraged to join the decorating fun.  Resident Council meetings ensure communications on best wishes, dislikes and great ideas. We THANK Resident Council members for their contributions, great insights and also, sharing family stories.  Ensuring questions, ideas and feedback about dining, housekeeping, laundry services,  recreation programs and infection control updates are attended to is key to monthly meetings.  Learning what is valued by individuals living in Guildford Seniors Village truly is collaboration at its finest.

 

Tools For Your Success- It’s Our Speciality!

You may like to know about the following excellent resources:

alzbc.org/webinars (A list of our upcoming webinars as well as our pre-recorded videos)

alzbc.org/dhl (The First Link® Dementia Helpline is for anyone affected by dementia, whether professionally or personally. Get the support you need, when you need it. Offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin as well as Punjabi.

https://alzheimer.ca/en/about-dementia/how-can-i-prevent-dementia/brain-healthy-tips-reduce-your-risk-dementia (Some brain health tips that can benefit us all).

 

Event: CRA Seniors Benefits and Credits Presentation

Time:  Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Pacific Standard Time

Host: Canada Revenue Agency

 

Please register using the following link: https://canada.webex.com/canada/onstage/g.php?MTID=e433d50beae608c36300ce8ee2ee92f79

Description of Event: Doing your taxes has its benefits! Benefits, credits and deductions you could be eligible for are the Disability Tax Credit, GST/HST credit, medical expenses, Canada caregiver credit and pension income splitting.

Other government departments also use your tax information to calculate your payments, such as the guaranteed income supplement. If you do your taxes after the filing deadline, your payments could be delayed.

Please note that the deadline to submit a DTC application in order to be eligible for the One time disability payment has been changed from September 25th, 2020 to December 31st, 2020.

To view the announcement on Canada.ca, please refer to the following link: Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

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

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