Babcock Community Care Centre News – June 5, 2023

Staff enjoyed a variety of subs from Subway, along with refreshments and dessert to show how much they are appreciated by residents and Management during nursing week in May. Their dedication, knowledge and caring attitudes confirm what nursing is truly about. Everyone is looking forward to the strawberry social held on June 22nd served between 6 and 8 pm. There will be entertainment provided by Crystal St. Denis and hopefully the weather cooperates as it is scheduled outdoors. Donations are appreciated to the Residents’ Council. Everyone is welcome! Bring your lawn chair and stay for the great music.

The Mother’s day tea social was held on Sunday. Family members and friends visited. Residents always have fun playing a variety of games. They include bingo, Wii Bowling, Hoya cards, table hockey, shuffleboard, Family Feud, indoor baseball, darts, word puzzles, virtual word flip games and balloon toss. The Heartbeat Club met in the activity area and exercised to some fast beat music. Everyone had a great time.

The Food Committee group met and had several requests, one being cherry cheesecake. Another favourite of many residents was a chocolate dessert. The Residents council meeting followed and several discussions were about the upcoming events, including a Wal-Mart shopping trip. The Activity department has scheduled one for June 2nd, and June 9th. Volunteers are appreciated. If you wish to assist please contact Nicole in the Activity department for details.

Residents had fun painting and designing their silk scarves during one of their activities. Residents enjoy their one-on-one visits and always appreciate their outdoor roll or stroll program where they venture around the village stopping to visit with whoever is outside in their yards. The Food Play activity featuring the country of the month, Greenland this month, had residents guessing the top 10 foods they preferred there. A wall display showed general facts about the specific area. Residents requested in the month of July they discuss New York.

Residents enjoyed the musical program provided by Randy Grey. During the hot weather everyone was treated to a variety of popsicles on the outside patio area. Residents gathered around the large tv screen to watch one of their favourite movies during movie night. Popcorn and refreshments were served. Dave Skipper gave residents of the Catholic faith communion. Root beer floats are a favourite treat for several residents.

Mexican Bingo was definitely a different type of Bingo compared to what everyone has played previously. Long tables were set up to accommodate the Bingo players with a variety of colours and decorations. They won a variety of treats as well as Bingo prizes. Ted Quenneville held communion for residents of the Catholic faith. Group exercises are always a fun time. The Nu-Step cross trainers are used daily by residents improving their physical health. They are able to watch the birds, squirrels and baby rabbits moving around the trees and bushes on the outdoor patio area. The flower boxes are beginning to look beautiful thanks to all our gardeners. Next we will be shaping up the bushes and trees near the patio. The patio area was given a well deserved pressure washing and looks great.

The Java Music Club met and each resident was asked to choose one of their favourite songs. Craft circle had residents making a decorative fish. They were on display outside the activity area and they look amazing.

The men’s club had several in attendance where they read the local papers, the new flyers for the week, chatted and had a great time. Snacks and refreshments were served. They requested they all go outside next meeting play some games, and again have refreshments. The Keurig coffee machine located in the activity department residents’ kitchen area is very popular. There is always a large variety of pods available.

Residents had fun playing a game on the new machine purchased for the Activity department with the goal of trying to keep the ball inside one of the many shapes shown. Two residents were successful in keeping within the designated area. Reverend Deb Dolbear-Van Bilsen held worship services for those residents wishing to attend. Wanda the storyteller, depicted bible stories by flannel graphs for residents, while her brother and his wife played the musical instruments in the background. Everyone enjoyed their visit.

Birthday wishes are sent out to Tom Moorby, Vera Taplin, Hee Bong Bak, Albertine Letourneau and Ruth Gibson. They all celebrated their birthdays in the month of May. Birthday cake and ice cream was served at the birthday party held each month. Birthday wishes to Edna Abbott who is celebrating her birthday on June 10th. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Fitzroy Clarke. Babcock Community Care welcomes Eugene Kaminski as their newest resident.

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