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December 2019 Newsletter and Program Calendars

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe 

Recreation Newsletter and Program Calendars

December 2019

Seasons greetings,

The holiday season is upon us; cooler weather, cozy programs and plenty of hot coco to go around!

December is a special month for the recreation department! Programs and activities have been designed and tailored to fit in with the holiday season. Residents and family members can look forward to a spectacular tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium on the 4th to kick of all the festive programs, holiday parties scheduled on each neighborhood, a special Christmas Concert put on by the resident choir and gingerbread house making.

It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without the twinkle of Christmas lights! The recreation department has created a Candy Cane Lane Light Tour on the Sunridge Outdoor Patio. Each neighbourhood will have a chance to grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a stroll outside and see all the bright lights. Time slots are posted on each recreation calendar.

The AgeCare leadership team would like to remind residents and family members who are decorating their rooms for the holidays to practice safe decorating! Do not over crowd outlets with cords, do not place flammable material on lights and any other item that can potentially produce heat and clear cords from all walk ways.

Often with the holidays, we see an increase of the flu. Remember to practice proper hand hygiene and if you are feeling under the weather, stay home, rest up, and come in for a visit when you feel better.

Please, take a look at our online December newsletter and program calendars for upcoming programs and events.  If you have any questions or concerns, please, contact (587)619-6317! Or stop by the recreation office. Our general office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Looking back on the past few months, we have had a busy and successful year. Thank you, to everyone for their kind patience and support. Everyone in the recreation department cannot wait to see what the New Year brings!

From all of us at SkyPointe, I would like to wish everyone a safe, and happy Holidays!

Yours sincerely,

Marlee Dukart, Recreation Therapy Manager

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CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CALENDAR FOR MORE FUN AND EVENTS!

Download the Recreation Calendar here: 

Pineridge

Sunridge

Rundle

Whitehorn West

Whitehorn East

Taradale

Martindale

Download Resident Sign Up Sheet here:

December Program and Community Outing Sign Up Sheet

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Season’s Greetings Message from AgeCare SkyPointe Leadership Team

The vision for AgeCare SkyPointe has always been to meet the needs of the community in which it serves. This could not have been possible without the dedicated support of residents, families, staff, volunteers and our partners at Alberta Health Services. With the addition of our Long-Term Care Mental Health Program opening just over a year ago, in November 2018, we were able to successfully fulfill a vital need in our city.

We are pleased to share that in the spring of 2020 we will be able to further meet the needs of the community by opening a Hospice Care program at AgeCare SkyPointe. This will be the first Hospice program offering in NE Calgary, allowing us to provide a peaceful and supportive environment for individuals nearing end-of-life.

We wanted to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for being a part of the SkyPointe family. We wish you all the best during the holiday season and much happiness in the New Year!

Amir Rajani, General Manager & Patricia Blas, Director of Care

 

One Minute of Learning

SkyPointe Safety Awareness

Each month, there will be a different code posted. This reviews the different safety standards and techniques used at SkyPointe.

Code of the Month: Code Black

  • Designated phrase used to alert staff of a Bomb threat or discovery of a suspicious package and details the actions to be taken by staff to ensure the safety and security of the facility.

For more information, ask your neighbourhood nurse or one of SkyPointe’s onsite educators.

 

Special Events & Programs

4th Tree Lighting Ceremony and Music Entertainment with Sox and Sax

5th Golden Dames Holiday Baking and Sharing

9th Fella-ship Men’s Group Holiday Reminiscing

11th Elegant Dining: A European Tour

12th McDonald’s In house Lunch

12th Philip Marleau Music

13th SkyPointe Christmas Concert

14th Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

16th Sunridge Neighbourhood Holiday Party

17th Whitehorn Neighbourhood Holiday Party

18th December Birthday Party and Music Entertainment by Rick Kelly

19th Taradale Neighbourhood Holiday Party

20th Martindale Neighbourhood Holiday Party

 23rd Rundle Holiday Party

24th Pineridge Holiday Party

30th Chinese In House Buffet

 31st New Year’s Eve Party

SkyPointe Candy Cane Lane

What is Candy Cane Lane? It’s a Christmas light tour without leaving SkyPointe! Residents, family members and staff will be able to take a stroll around SkyPointe’s Candy Cane Lane and enjoy the bright lights of Christmas! The Recreation Department has set up a beautiful display of lights on the Sunridge outdoor patio. During the month of December, each neighbourhood will have a chance to tour Candy Cane Lane, have a warm cup of coco, and reminisce of winter days and holiday memories!

 

Resident and Family Food Council

  • Date: December 13, 2019
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Location: SkyPointe Atrium

 

A Guide to Dental Care 

by Dr. Jay Patel

While age doesn’t have much to do with oral health, the conditions that come with old age do. Dental care for seniors needs to look a bit different than oral care for any other age.

Arthritis and drugs used for various illnesses can make it harder to brush and floss, and can lead to changes in the mouth that cause problems like gum disease, tooth loss, and root decay. We recommend following these guidelines for a healthy, beautiful smile all throughout your senior years. Read more.

Dr. Patel and the team from Outdoor Dental wishes you and yours a happy holiday season! 

 

SkyHub Tuck Shop

December Hours 

Sunday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Wednesday  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Stay in Touch

Stay in touch with what is happening at SkyPointe. You can receive SkyPointe general announcements, receive the monthly newsletter and calendars, and get event invites through email. To sign up today please visit: Email Sign Up.

  • You may change or withdraw your consent at any time. The information submitted will be used to ensure you receive the information you wish to. Nothing more, nothing less.

For any questions or if you would like to sign your loved one up for something special –  contact Marlee Dukart (Recreation Therapy Manager)

587-619-6317, mdukart@agecare.ca or stop in to Recreation and speak to a member of the team!

****Recreation programs and activities are subject to change in some extenuating circumstances. We will work our hardest to make sure this does not happen!****