Dear Resident or Family Member,
We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare Orchard Manor. We will be providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our community and organization-wide.
These weekly updates will include:
These updates will be sent by Friday each week. We hope that you find these weekly updates helpful. Thank you all for your continued support.
Canadians are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2-meters at all times.
Wearing a mask in public is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs, even if you are asymptomatic (showing no symptoms).
Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene and stay home when sick.
Masks can become contaminated on the outside or when touched with hands. It’s important that masks are used and disposed of properly. If worn incorrectly, you can accidentally spread infection instead of preventing it. Guidance for wearing non-medical masks.
AgeCare will provide a disposable mask for residents who must leave the community for medical or other essential appointments. However, if you would like to make or buy a reusable mask, here are some options available to you.
There are many ways to make a cloth mask. Health Canada provides instructions with sewing and no-sewing options.
Watch this video for tips on how to choose the right mask when buying.
The need to stay active, intellectually stimulated, and socially connected never ends – even during these unprecedented times. Our recreation team is working hard to create engaging activities to enrich the mind, body and spirit while ensuring residents can maintain appropriate physical distancing.
Wendy Bourque, our Resident Service Coordinator, moved into her new position during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many unique challenges, she continues to maintain her positive and good-humoured attitude. Wendy works hard every day to ensure that residents needs are taken care of and, alongside our team of Health Care Aides, has worked to ensure resident remain healthy and safe. Wendy’s contagious laugh and positive attitude make being at AgeCare Orchard Manor a great experience!