Babcock Community Care Centre News – February 26, 2024

The monthly birthday party was held for residents celebrating their special day in February. Randy Grey provided the entertainment at the party. Everyone enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream. Birthday wishes are given to Donald Earhart, Buffy Carroll, Bill Hanenburg and Geoff Ewing.

The Super Bowl fans gathered around the large screen television to cheer on their favourite team. Nachos and cheese, salsa and potato chips with a variety of dips were enjoyed during the game.

Valentine’s Day was a fun day at the home. Residents and staff received special valentines, bags of chocolate were passed out to everyone and the King and Queen of Hearts was announced. Residents, family members and staff have been casting votes daily up until the final day when all the votes were counted to see who had the most. Special hearts and other decorations were placed around the home adding to the party. Several residents worked very hard at stringing together hearts of lace using ribbon. Ron Garrison was crowned King of Hearts and Stella Grochocinska was crowned the Queen of Hearts. Congratulations!

Chinese New Year’s was celebrated with a delicious Chinese dinner prepared by the Dietary Department. Family day had lots of family and friends visiting and some joined in playing Big Buck Bingo. Bingo is very popular with several residents and it was scheduled three more times during the week with many lucky winners. Thank you to anyone who contributed extra money during the games. Viking Chess, Euchre, Hoya Cards, Connect 4, Charades, Trivia and a variety of media games keep residents very active and busy. Group exercises and using the Nu-Step cross trainers along with other exercise equipment gives residents a chance to improve on their overall strength and health.

Residents of the Catholic faith attended Communion held in the activity area. The Magic Train Ride this month featured a wall display showing the Vatican City, Rome. It included a walking tour through the city showing museums and other points of interest. The Vatican library houses over 1.6 million books, as well as 75000 manuscripts.

Pirate day was another fun activity program. Pirate eye patches were made for the activity and a treasure hunt was part of the fun. Name tags were made up for each resident with their pirate name. Everyone had a great time. The animal painting craft had residents painting wooden animals such as cats, owls, penguins, butterflies and porcupines. Everyone was given the choice of what animal they wanted to paint, as well as the colour.

The tuck shop cart loaded with a variety of treats and other items was moved around the halls for the convenience of the residents. Residents appreciate their one-on-one visits, where it is all about them. They enjoy hand massages, writing cards, or just visiting. Babcock Community Care welcomes Berdena Postman as their newest resident.

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