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AgeCare Harmony Court COVID-19 Weekly Update for August 7, 2020: A Guide to Physical Distancing

Dear Residents and Families,

We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. As such, we are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our community and organization-wide.

     

  1. Information and announcements – this week we are sharing a guide to Physical Distancing.
  2. Recreation calendar as the need to stay active, intellectually stimulated, and socially connected never ends.
  3. A weekly shout-out to celebrate the great work and activities happening at our community.

These updates are sent Friday each week. We hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Cindy Kahlon
Administrator
 

A Guide to Physical-Distancing

As we continue to support essential outdoor visits, we encourage families and loved ones to ensure they are doing all that they can in their day-to-day to stay safe and healthy. The less exposure you have to people outside your household, the less likely the virus will be brought to the community during your visits. To support this, we ask that all essential visitors continue to wear a mask, follow hand hygiene, and practice physical-distancing.

Physical-distancing means reducing the number of people that you come into close contact with, to help limit the spread COVID-19 and reduce the risk of getting sick.

Here’s are important measures you can take to protect yourself and others:

  • Keep at least 2-meters from any who doesn’t live in your household.
  • Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes, high-fives or hugs.
  • When out in public areas (indoor or outdoor), maintain the appropriate distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Restrict being in eating areas to the time it takes to eat.
  • Limit the number of times you leave your home for errands.
  • Limit the number of people you drive in a vehicle with, and when in a vehicle, ensure all occupants wear a mask and practice hand hygiene.
  • Have one person in your household do all the shopping, and when shopping, maintain physical-distance, or order groceries and meals online.
  • Avoid overcrowding in elevators or enclosed spaces.

 

Physical-Distancing During Essential Outdoor Visits

  • Fraser Health has limited the number of visitors to 1 designated family member or friend to best support physical distancing.
  • By having the visits occur in designated outdoor spaces, the appropriate measures can be put in place to protect against COVID-19, such as maintaining a two-metre physical distance, which will help make sure that you and your loved ones remain safe.
  • When visiting in designated outdoor visiting spaces, seating areas will be clearly marked to help you maintain proper distance.
  • To control the number of people in designated outdoor spaces and support physical-distancing, all essential outdoor visits must be booked in advance.

To book a space, call our Social Worker, Julie at 604-527-3314. There are 10 outdoor visit spaces available each week on WEEKDAYS 10:00–11:30 AM and WEEKENDS 1:30–4:00 PM.

 

Other sources for physical-distancing include British Columbia’s Centre for Disease Control website.

Recreation Calendar

We are happy to share that our recreation calendar is back, and many of our regular recreational activities in the community have resumed. Residents can participate in a variety of engaging activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit, while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

 

Weekly Shout-Out

Our Office Manager, Paulette, is pulled in so many different directions throughout this pandemic, but she remains joyful and positive which brightens our day!