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January 2020 Newsletter and Program Calendars

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter and Program Calendars

January 2020

Dear residents and family members,

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2020 already? Time flies when you are having fun!

As we reflect on the past year, I hope we can all agree, SkyPointe has been busy! Celebrating our one-year anniversary, we have seen many successful programs, groups and activities.

Celebrating recreation therapy month in February, The Sunridge sun room had opened up in July growing live plants and creating new programs, SkyHub tuck shop had its grand opening in August offering exciting vocational programming for residents and shopping for the community to purchase various items and treats. The SkyPointe community continued to share new and old holiday traditions through the seasons and different holidays. What a FANTASTIC year it has been. The recreation team cannot wait to see what the next year will bring!

With the holidays coming to a happy end, the recreation team continues to plan fun and exciting programs for our residents. SkyPointe sports league will be starting floor curling. Each week two different neighborhoods will square off for the battle of the house, the community will be celebrating Robbie Burns Day on the 24th with a presentation from the Burns Unit, and each week there will be a different community outing scheduled. Residents must sign up for all community outings and meet all AgeCare Community Outing Policy requirements. The recreation team will be slowly un-decorating the seasonal decorations in the next coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who donated. With each donation received, staff are able to make our community brighter and more welcoming to all our residents.

The flu season is in full swing! As a friendly reminder, please 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. During a declared outbreak, recreation programs and activities will be subjected to change. Group programs will be limited to neighbourhoods without outbreak and facility programs will be cancelled.

Please, take a look at our online January 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.

Today is not the end, today is the beginning of a new chapter for the SkyPointe community and its residents and the recreation department cannot wait to write it with you! Wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year!

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 East

Whitehorn West

Taradale

Martindale

Download Resident Sign Up Sheet here:

January 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 Brown

  • Code Brown is the phrase used to alert staff that a chemical spill has occurred or a hazardous substance was released. If code brown is called staff will communicate with residents and guests information and the next steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

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

 

Special Events & Programs

2nd What’s Up in Recreation? Calendar and Newsletter Review

6th Papa John’s Pizza In House Lunch  

15th Musical Entertainment with Sox and Sax

17th Swiss Chalet In House Lunch

22nd Chinese New Year In House Supper  

24th Robbie Burns Presentation

29th January Birthday Party in with Roli Mack Music

Recreation Program Feature

What’s Up in Recreation? Calendar and Newsletter Review

A program offered at the beginning of each month. Residents review the program calendar and newsletter with recreation staff. Facility communication, new programs, sign up events and community outings will be highlighted. Residents interested in participating in different programs can sign up with recreation staff at this time.

SkyHub Tuck Shop

January 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

Resident & Family Food Council

  • Date: January 31, 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: January 27, 2020
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Pegasus Theater

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!****