Hello Family Members & Guildford Seniors Village Community,   

 

A Message From General Manager

Dear Family;

I am so happy that we are finishing December and our community remained safe. Our leadership team, care staff and supportive services are working around the clock to ensure that each resident is safe and well cared for.

I am very grateful to be entrusted to work in this community, meeting each staff member and family member as they pass by in all walks of life.  In 2020 one aspect that our community has learned is to have more resilience, especially when times are difficult. We are pleased that vaccinations have commenced; we hope to make greater progress in 2021 & with positive changes.

I want to thank every one of you for the trust you have given to Guildford Seniors Village– Retirement Concepts. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and a wonderful week.

Cheers,

Camila Nunes, MBA, BSN | General Manager

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

 

On behalf of all of us in Guildford Seniors Villagewe take a moment to review 2020, the challenges that we have overcome, the beauty in care and wellbeing that we create, and the collaboration that enhances community impact.

None would be possible without the passion, skill and devotion of the team, the multidisciplinary support & expertise of community partners & resources, and the support, patience and understanding of families & loved ones.

Special individuals who create a collaborative whole and ‘team’ second to none, all with passion for the care & creating of positive experiences for all seniors we serve and each mindful wellbeing.

Each is essential, and key in keeping each other healthy & safe in service.

THANK YOU & respect to the humbling devotion of:

Nurses, Care Aides, Housekeepers & Laundry support, Culinary , Recreation, Administrative, Maintenance, & Leadership, Corporate Support & President James  =  integrity of service & team impact.

GRATITUDE & respect to community partners & mobile service

Physicians Dr. Dicesare & Dr. Samoil, pharmacy CareX, Dietitian Rob, Social Worker Veronica, Dr. Dadani Silver Valet Dental, Mary & Tender foot care Team, Claire & Hussein Life Mark Physio, Dr. Lalani Optometry, Sysco & Gordon Food Services, Life lab Services, Lancaster, Cardinal Health,  CCI communications, Flying Horse Design Studio, and all healthcare community members in Fraser Health Authority- you make a difference.

Our deep Thank You to Smartest Hair Salon for 19 years of service.

Thank you for efficient deliveries @Canada Post & Courier @Purolator.

 

We appreciate all Virtual Programs support, &  look forward to the day we can welcome you back when infection control mandates lift:

Volunteers

Musicians, painting and yoga instructors

Molly (& owner Gail), St. John Therapeutic Pets

Visiting children & youth from local schools.

 

Community is defined as “a feeling that members matter to one another and to the group, and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through commitment to be together

A sense of community consists of four elements: ‘membership, influence, reinforcement integration of fulfillment needs, and shared emotional connection’ (Byrne, 2014)

 

We celebrate, cherish & wish our community of ambassadors respect for navigating through 2020  collaboratively &  joyful adventures in 2021, as we continue to learn from each other, give strength, support and inspiration, with integrity, comfort and fortitude.

We are proud to be amongst the best of the best!

Visitation

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

We welcome you to:

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)

 

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 & Teleconference Meetings   Save The Date! 

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.

Staying Connected:  Tools For Your Success – It’s Our Speciality! 

Thank you Craig & Alfredo from #CNIB for your wonderful presentations CNIB Assistive Technology Workshop as part of Aging Well Education Series in January & year round resources for the public.

Hats off to the wonderful Rebecca, Raina & team at #Surrey Hospice – we were honoured to sponsor the Surrey Hospice Forum in the new year.

It was an honour to deliver 100+ new socks & toques to Come Share Society’s seniors coffee social program at Chuck Bailey recreation centre & South Surrey centre.

It has been a privilege to continue hosting  #BCAlzheimers Caregivers Support Group & education workshops- kudos to Alison, Riten, Adrienne & the special team, and wonderful guests.

February saw our final open house in 2020, before global concerns initiated new strict infection control compliance, with our creation & inspirational Signature Paper Flower Making Workshop for family ambassadors and guests, showcasing Therapeutic Recreation.

We are grateful for Technology platforms to resume Family Council in the form of Zoom Meetings – respect to all of our family ambassadors and residents’ loved ones who share part of their day with us in collaboration, information share and support.  See you *virtually* in January!

THANK YOU

 

 

 

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

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