Babcock Community Care Centre News – July 2, 2024

The strawberry social was a huge success. Everyone had a great time outside on the patio. The weather cooperated and all proceeds from the strawberries and cake were donated to Babcock Resident Council.  Crystal St. Denis provided the musical program and residents had a great time singing along while enjoying the music. $376.00 was donated to the Council. 

Father’s Day was also a very busy day with family and friends dropping in for a visit. The Activity department decided on the theme “Hats off To Dad’s Day”. They decided to make a top hat craft for the special occasion. Bev Close gave out beautiful flower boutonnieres earlier in the morning to each male resident. The dining area was decorated in honour of all the fathers. Bev Close picked up some special treats from Tim Horton’s for the men having coffee break. The word puzzle game using men’s names was very challenging.

The town wide yard sales had a few residents assisted by staff checking out all the bargains on Saturday. The Village was very busy with bargain hunters touring around the village. Residents really enjoyed the banana popsicles on the patio along with chocolate drumsticks. Great way to cool down on a hot day! 

The stone painting program had residents showing how beautiful a simple rock can look. There were many bright vivid colours applied to the stones. They were finished off with a clear coat to make them last longer. Residents working on their stones had different ideas on what they wanted to do with them once completed.

Bingo was played three different days this week with many lucky winners. The Tuck shop cart touring throughout the building is a welcome sight for residents who are anxious to spend their Bingo winnings. John Carter gave Communion to residents of the Catholic faith. The Heartbeats club gathered for their fast-paced music exercise program. Everyone had great energy along with huge smiles.

Remy the therapy dog visited along with the owner Sybil. Everyone is excited to see Remy every visit. Residents are appreciating their tours around the village streets weather permitting. Cam Denomme visited and entertained residents with his musical program. The S’mores social was held the same day. Everyone enjoyed the special treat. Bingo was played three times during the week with many lucky winners. The Physiotherapist from the local hospital visited and provided physiotherapy to those residents in need of it.  The bus tours are always fun where they head to the lake area and usually stop for an ice-cream treat.

The Men’s group gathered in the activity area for a game of sling hockey. They decided next meeting they would like ballpark franks as their special meeting lunch. Residents chose a special greeting card and signed it for Wanda the storyteller and friends. They really appreciate her visits.

Residents played a game of Beach ball volleyball. Cup pong is also a favourite game for many. Nerf battle had residents shooting at a target for points. Ladder golf was another great game. The Book Club has started again. Frances Bell has read many heartwarming stories to everyone over the years. Hoya Cards had a small group playing one of their most favourite card  games. The Music Connections activity had several residents listening to a variety of songs from the past. The Women’s Club gathered in the activity area for a social time. One resident asked if they could plan some polish foods for their next meeting.

Pamphlets were handed out to residents for the new Socrates Cafe program. It involves listening, thinking and talking about life. MaryLou DePelsmaeker visited and gave Catholic Communion to residents of the Catholic faith. Mary Wootton had a sing along for residents as she played many of their favourite old time music. Residents truly appreciate their one

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