To Our Extended Family,                                                                           May 22, 2020

 

As the Province begins the process of starting to relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions, we want to express our thanks for the patience and understanding that you have shown during a difficult period.

 

But as all of you likely know, we need to continue to ensure a number of key protocols remain in place to limit potential exposure to COVID, to keep residents as safe as possible.

 

In spite of the fact that no residents are presenting COVID-19 signs or symptoms, we are continuing to restrict all visitors out of an abundance of caution.

 

We appreciate that these restrictions can lead to increased loneliness and anxiety, and while we will continue to maintain social distancing, please know we are preparing activities to ensure residents can have fun, exercise, and able to socialize with you, and each other in our community.

 

To inquire about facetime/skype or phone calls or if you want to write a letter or send a picture for us to print, please contact the Recreation Department in Complex Care by email at: nsvrecreation@retirementconcepts.com or call 250-760-2616. For Assisted and Independent Living, you can contact our Manager of Recreation Therapy, Tracey Leslie at tleslie@retirementconcepts.com or call 250-760-2316 and we would be happy to do that for you.

 

We are currently in the process of recruiting additional Recreation Staff so that we can resume activities for all Residents.

 

Chef Mike and his team put on a wonderful BBQ luncheon for the residents in the Assisted living Community.  We were able to accomplish this while maintaining social distancing.  We are definitely looking at other innovative ways to engage the Residents and provide activities that are meaningful to them.

 

Exciting news.  Cars 4 COVID will be adding NSV to their tour route on Saturday nights.  This Saturday will be the first at 5:20 with every second week after that at approx. 630pm.

There will be between 130-200 cars driving by (not a car show).  They have two purposes 1) to show their appreciation for Essential Workers and 2) to raise awareness for the cause VGH/UBC for finding a cure for COVID.

 

We are very pleased to introduce a new addition to our team here at Nanaimo Senior’s Village.  Anna  Martin will be assigned to the LTC section and has sent this note of introduction:

 

Hello family and friends of Long Term Care Nanaimo Seniors Village,

My name is Anna Martin and I have recently begun working as the Social Worker with Nanaimo Seniors Village. I have been welcomed with open arms and a healthy dose of curiosity. Social Workers wear many “hats” that include advocating and supporting the residents to live a full and meaningful life in long term care.

I am slowly meeting the people who live and work here and want to extend an invitation to touch base, with me, if you have any questions about my role or perhaps questions about how I can best support you throughout these unprecedented times.

I am on site Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 and can be reached on my direct line @ 250-760-2304 or email at socialworker-nsv@retirementconcepts.com

Thank you for your support as I build my practice with the team at NSV. It is a privilege to work with and for your loved ones.

We hope that some of the steps we are taking will make this challenging period a little easier for our residents.

 

Thank you.

 

The Leadership Team at Nanaimo’s Senior’s Village