Residents are having a great time interacting with the new Mobii Magic motion activated projector system purchased by Babcock Community Care for their enjoyment. Check it out on our Facebook page to view the amazing capabilities of this system.
Residents also expressed their gratitude at Christmas as they gathered in the Activity area to open their gifts. Christmas stockings were then handed out by staff to everyone. Bev Close made sure everyone received a gift and by the look of the smiles and some tears, it was a great present. John was Santa Claus, with his helper Lisa, and Sharron was dressed as an Elf. All the gifts were labelled as they opened them and any residents needing assistance were helped by staff.
The weather was horrific outside but inside the staff showed tremendous dedication on making the day almost perfect for everyone during the stormy holiday. The local schools had made sure each resident and staff member received a Christmas card. Candy canes were passed around to everyone.
Room service was given on Christmas day and residents appreciated their green tea and Dutch chocolate biscuits and wafers. Others made their way to the dining area for their special treats.
The Dietary staff served up the traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. It was delicious. Residents had a great time during the paint and sing activity. Each resident was given their own house to paint. They added stickers, placed a roof of their choice on it and painted it to their liking.
Fresh flowers were placed on the dining room tables over Christmas. Big Buck Bingo on Boxing Day had a small crowd. Several residents had amazing luck as they yelled Bingo more than once. Mary Wootton entertained residents with some of their favourite tunes.
Residents were pleased to view several of the pictures taken of them over the Christmas holidays. There was a lot of reminiscing about the winter storms they had endured during their lifetime.
Residents gathered for Movie Night and watched Garfield the Cat. The monthly birthday party was held for the December birthdays. Cake, ice cream and refreshments were served. The Keurig club is enjoying the variety of coffee purchased for their morning gatherings.
Babcock Community Care Centre welcomes Lois Cornwall as their newest resident. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Donna Whitehead and Fred Hardy.