Babcock Community Care Centre News – June 26, 2023

Father’s Day was very busy at Babcock Community Care Centre. Residents had friends and family visit throughout the day. All the men were offered a carnation boutonniere that was purchased to honour them on their special day. Bev Close from the Activity Department made the day a little more special with a delicious home-made ice cream cake. Residents enjoyed their one-on-one visits.

Monday morning had residents watching a comedy movie called “War with Grandpa.” Bingo followed with a $5.00 donation for a full card. Music Connections with Jess Dickie entertained residents while playing the guitar and singing short stories to everyone. Everyone appreciate the roll and stroll program where they are assisted to walk or ride around the village streets stopping to visit with Wardsville residents.

The Java music club gathered to reminisce and had a sing-song. Everyone had a great time. The activity department staff, along with volunteer Dave Skipper, assisted residents during a challenging game of crokinole. To make the games more interesting David also provided prizes. Residents appreciated this very much. Dan Davidson entertained residents and had several up dancing and singing. Residents and staff are enjoying the barbecue lunches set up by the Dietary department and Activity staff.

Wii Bowling is very popular with everyone and so much fun for both players and spectators. Residents had a great time watching YouTube videos where they had set up thousands of dominoes in various ways and then the fun began as they watched them all fall. The Men’s club had their group meet on the patio area. They were served nachos and near beer, along with other refreshments. The conversation was ongoing.

Residents played a game on the new Mobii Magic motion projector using pool noodles. It was called Bull’s Eye. The outdoor bubbles game was a huge hit with residents. Each resident had their own personal bottle of soap and bubbles, small and large, were created. Several photos were taken during the fun. Social time hour had some trivia questions regarding toys they had throughout the years. Cake snacks and refreshments were served.

David Skipper gave communion to residents of the Catholic faith. Mary Wootton held worship services for those residents wanting to attend. Residents enjoy their group exercises and using the Nu-Step cross trainers located in the activity area. Current events newsletters are handed out to interested residents and they are assisted as needed to keep up with the ever-changing daily news. The Tuck shop cart and table is a popular activity.

Ice cream sundaes were enjoyed during the heat wave we are experiencing. Everyone is grateful for having air conditioning during these heat waves. Bingo was held several times throughout the week with several lucky winners. Congratulations! Hoya cards are lots of fun for residents who love playing cards. Physiotherapy is given to residents requiring treatments by the physiotherapy staff from the Four Counties Health Services.

The Wal-mart bus trips scheduled in June were a great success. Residents, staff and volunteers boarded the bus and headed away to Chatham for the day for a fun day of shopping and browsing around the store. They had their lunch at McDonalds and everyone had a great time. While visiting the home, please remember to protect your family members while visiting outside by using sunscreen. We do have appropriate hats located in the Activity department. Just ask and we will provide you with both.

The Keurig Club coffee drinkers enjoy sampling the huge variety of Keurig pods provided for their morning pick me up. The strawberry social was held on June 22nd with Crystal St Denis providing the entertainment. There was a great turn out and everyone enjoyed the entertainment on the patio. Donations were greatly appreciated and went to Residents’ Council.

Strawberry Social

Plans for the new Babcock Community Care facility are underway. The architects are working diligently on the new design and much larger facility. We will keep you updated as the project goes through the various stages of approval. We are pleased to announce a Nurse Practitioner will be joining our care team in September.

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