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February 2020 Newsletter & Program Calendars

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter and Program Calendars

February 2020

Dear residents and family members,

February is here! Full of fun and exciting things that is coming from the recreation department!

Who knew the shortest month would have so many fun holidays to celebrate!

  • Will Ground Hog Balzac Billy predict an early spring this year?
  • Kung Hei Fat Choy to you and yours during this Chinese New Year!
  • Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
  • Thank you for being a part of our SkyPointe family and community during this year’s family day!
  • And last, but not least February is Recreation Therapy Month!

On each neighborhood recreation program and activity calendar there are different programs and events that celebrate all these fun holidays!

Recreation and Leisure is an important part of everyone’s lives! This year, each Tuesday is dedicated to celebrating the five domains of recreation therapy. Each program/activity/event that is scheduled has a purpose and focuses on strengthening, maintaining or educating about these domains! For more information, please take a look at AgeCare SkyPointe’s program calendar.

With a growing popularity in facility programs and activities, recreation staff have had to put a limit on space availability. This will require residents to sign-up for certain programs. We want to ensure every resident has the opportunity to participate! All programs that require sign-up will be BOLDED on the calendars. Residents are guaranteed at least one sign-up event.

Each month SkyPointe will be sharing a 1-minute learning opportunity about safety awareness for all residents and family members. Residents and family members can find this on the back of their program calendars or on the online newsletter.

Please, take a look at our February 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.

Your 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 East

Whitehorn West

Taradale

Martindale

Download Resident Sign Up Sheet here:

February Program and Community Outing Sign Up Sheet

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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 Blue

  • Code Blue is the emergency call used for immediate medical attention; it is used to page the nurses to a specific area to provide medical attention. It is used for any medical emergency or when additional emergent assistance is needed

Code of the Month: Code Blue

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

 

Special Events & Programs

5th Recovery College Tour Whitehorn Program

12th Rick Kelly Music Entertainment

13th Conversation Café

13th Community Outing: Lunch and Boston Pizza Cross Iron Mills

14th Valentine’s Dinner

Residents must sign up by February 7, 2020

19th Alena Wallbaum Music Entertainment

20th Checker’s Tournament

25th Masked Mardi Gras Party

25th Pancake Tuesday Lunch

Residents must sign up by February 18, 2020

27th Golden Dames and Fella-ship Men’s Group

 

Recreation Sign Up & At Cost ($) Programs

Residents are encouraged to sign up for programs as soon as they are interested. Any at cost programs ($), residents are required to have a trust account. Residents are guaranteed at least ONE sign up program/month. With a large community, the recreation team wants to ensure every resident is able to enjoy the recreation and leisure services offered at SkyPointe.

Resident Trust Account Setup: Residents and/or family members can set up a trust account at reception. Trust account set up will put everyone’s’ mind at ease; residents do not need to worry about carrying money with them to and from programs and all money is appropriately tracked and accounted for by recreation and administration staff.

February is Recreation Therapy Month

What is Recreation Therapy?

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy is a health profession which acknowledges the significance of leisure and recreation as integral components of optimal health and well-being of individuals with illnesses and disabling conditions (Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association).

What does a Recreation Therapist do?

  • Work with individuals with limitations  that impact their ability, attitude and motivation to engage freely in leisure and to maintain a healthy and balanced leisure lifestyle.
  • Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health team
  • Assessing and working with their client to set realistic recreation and leisure goals that support optimal growth and enjoyment.
  • Follow standards and ethics according to regulating bodies; provincial, national, and international.

For more information on recreation therapy please visit the following sites:

 

SkyHub Tuck Shop

February 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

***NEW***

Tuesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Resident & Family Food Council

  • Date: February 28, 2020
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: SkyPointe Atrium

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information contact: Ravi Yadav, Hospitality Manager 

Resident & Family Council

  • Date: March 30, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: TBD

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information contact: Lynne Hogan, MHU Social Worker or Amra Lugusic, Social Worker

 

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!****