“Leap Year” by Annette Wynne
Little month of February,
You are small, but worthy—very!
Will you grow up like the others,
Like your sister months and brothers?
Every four years with a bound
With a leap up from the ground,
Trying to grow tall as they—
All you stretch is one small day!
Even then you’re not so tall
But just the shortest month of all.
Special In Houses for February
Seating is Limited.
No modified textured allowed (sorry!)
Valentines Day Heart Shaped Pizza Lunch
Salad, Heart Shaped Pizza, and Dessert for 10$. Please indicate to recreation if you would like cheese, pepperoni, or Hawaiian pizza!
Chinese Food for Chinese New Year!
Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour, Ginger Chicken, Fried Rice. All the house favourite will be here. Prices may vary but always between 6-10$.
February is Recreation Therapy Month!
Did you know? Recreation focuses on 5 domains of wellness: Social, Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, and Spiritual. Each program we run has a purpose and focuses on strengthening, maintaining or educating about these domains!
Check your calendar for programs.
Week 1 – Physical
Week 2 – Emotional
Week 3 – Social
Week 4 – Cognitive
Everyday—Spiritual, practice for 5min everyday (see below for example)
The most effective meditation practice is simply being present in the moment. This is a great technique for when you’re feeling overwhelmed, ad need something to calm you down on the spot
Find a comfortable place to sit
Take 3 deep breaths to ground yourself for the next moments.
Name 5 things you see—Colours, objects, or things
Name 5 things you hear—Cars passing, people laughing, your own breath,
Name 5 things you physically feel—Clothing on you, chair cushion, hair on your neck.
Do this again naming 4 things, 3, 2, and 1
Atrium Events for February
Feb 5 – Gordie Hall Music
Feb 5 – Chinese New Year Dinner
Feb 10 – Chinese New Year Lunch
Feb 12 – Mary Resek Music
Feb 14 – Retirement Living (Estates) Open House from 10:00-12:00
Feb 14 – Heart Shaped Pizza Lunch
Feb 26 – Walking on Sunshine Music Group
Download the full recreation calendar of events and programs here: February 2020
to contact Ali in Recreation (BW/SM) her new email is now firstname.lastname@example.org