Dear Residents and Families,
We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. We are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening in our community and organization-wide.
These updates are sent on Friday each week. We hope that you find them helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Participate in the BC Senior Advocate’s Resident & Family Survey
As communicated last week, the Senior Advocate’s office is asking for residents and families to participate in a resident and family survey. Your insights and experiences are invaluable, and we hope you can participate in the survey.
To complete the survey, please visit the website www.carehomevisits.ca. We encourage you to complete the survey online if possible; feedback will be accepted until September 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm (PDT). If this does not work for you, here are the other options:
Wildfire season brings the threat of severe smoke pollution, and good preparation is even more critical in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in BC to protect residents. As symptoms of COVID-19 include, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough and sore throat, those who are exposed to both wildfire smoke and the virus are more likely to develop severe complications, especially in seniors.
Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of small particles and gases that can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function. When there are wildfires burning in the province, the outdoor air may be polluted with smoke, even when the fires are far away. Wildfire smoke can pass through open doors and windows, crack and gaps in the building.
At AgeCare Harmony Court, we are taking the necessary precautions, as recommended by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, to keep our residents safe from wildfire smoke inhalation while indoors:
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.
Our Estate Recreation Coordinator, Mehri, always puts the best interest of the residents first. Residents are grateful for her high spirited programs and dedication to them. Recently one resident wrote a poem about her to express her gratitude.
At Harmony Court there is an angel in our midst,
And I’m sure many more could be added to the list.
But one that seems to stand out for me,
And I’m sure that most of you will agree.
Exercise, bingo, Crosswords and such’
She even takes us out for a ride on the bus.
Though the times, they are scary,
Thank heaven for Mehri.
written by Pearl K.
Harmony Court Estate