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July 2020 Newsletter and Program Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter and Program Calendars

July 2020

Howdy residents and family members,

It’s stampede time at SkyPointe! Staff have been working hard the past couple of weeks to put together fun and safe programming for residents to enjoy during our stampede days. The recreation team has distributed neighbourhood program calendars and a July newsletter to each resident. Please be advised, the weekly calendars could change day to day due to COVID19.

We all look forward to a sunny July. Residents, family members and friends can book outdoor visits 7 days a week! Bookings will occur at the top of the hour starting at 10:00 am and the last booking at 4:00 pm (with the exception of noon). On Tuesday and Thursday, bookings will be opened for 5:30 pm. Please check the newsletter below for the updated outdoor visitng process for SkyPointe and scheduling information.

Please, take a look at our July newsletter (below) 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.

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 East 

Sunridge West 

Rundle East 

Rundle West 

Whitehorn East

Whitehorn West

Taradale East 

Taradale West 

Martindale East 

Martindale West 

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Outdoor Visits, Window Visits and Virtual Visits

Please see AgeCare SkyPointe’s updated outdoor visit process as of July 2, 2020:

  • Residents will be limited to either one visit or one video call per week. Residents and visitors may choose to go for a walk in the surrounding community. The below restrictions will apply to all types of outdoor visits.
  • Each resident is allowed 2 visitors during one visit.
  • All visitors feeling unwell or who may have any COVID – 19 related symptoms are asked to stay home and reschedule their visit.
  • All visitors will be expected to check in with staff at the front doors (south entrance) to complete acknowledgment form.
  • Visitors can park on the street outside of the roundabout. Please leave roundabout clear of vehicles for emergency purposes.
  • All visitors must provide their own masks to wear for the visit and maintain safe social distancing for duration of visit.
  • SkyPointe asks that you do not bring coffee or treats to the visit. You are more than welcome to bring cards and flowers. Staff will assist passing items to resident.
  • If weather is not ideal; raining, below 12 degrees, etc. the visit will be cancelled and rescheduled for another day.
  • Any items related to laundry, care, or personal items for the resident’s room must go through reception at the North entrance of the facility for tracking purposes.
  • No pets are allowed during outdoor visits.
  • Staff will be supporting visits facilitated on property to ensure safety measures are maintained and PPE is being used correctly.
  • If resident and visitors choose to go for a walk during their scheduled visit, resident and visitor will still be required to maintain proper PPE and physical distance as much as possible.
  • Upon re-entry to facility, staff will screen residents. Any change in status (change in temperature, new or worsening symptoms or atypical symptoms) will be reported to care staff and assessed immediately.

It is important for mental health to spend times outdoors. It is encouraged that residents be given opportunity to spend time outdoors, where feasible and appropriate and have safe outdoor visits. AgeCare SkyPointe offers 120 outdoor in-person and virtual visit sessions per week for residents and family to choose from.

Contact Marlee Dukart, Recreation Therapy Manager for supportive living neighbourhoods at 587-619-6317 or mdukart@agecare.ca or Lynne Hogan, Social Worker for long term care neighbourhoods at 587-619-6384 or lhogan@agecare.ca. In voice or email message, please provide preferred date and time of visit with resident’s name and your contact information. Due to the high volume of requests, please be aware scheduling may take up to 1 week.

 

SkyPointe Stampede July 3rd to 12th

The show must go on!

Residents and staff will be honoring the Calgary tradition by hosting several different Stampede themed events during the week of the 3rd to 12th. With two main events; July 3rd SkyPointe Stampede Parade and July 10th Stampede Midway, residents will be able to reminisce and enjoy the nostalgia of past Stampedes. Each neighbourhood will have stampede themed programs scheduled on their floor.

Check your program calendar for all the stampede fun!

 

Pegasus Theater Viewing Schedule

Pegasus Theater has re-opened for residents to enjoy a unique cinematic experience.

  • Seating in theater will only accommodate half capacity, allowing safe social distancing
  • A maximum of 15 people will be allowed in the theater
  • There must be 2 theater seats in between each occupied seat and 6 ft. between each wheelchair
  • Resident walkers will be parked outside of theater during
  • Theater programs are scheduled for each neighbourhood
  • Staff will only accommodate residents from scheduled floor in the theater. No exceptions will be given at any time

For viewing times, please see your neighbourhood calendar

 

AgeCare SkyPointe Hospice

SkyPointe hospice welcomed its first resident on June 22, 2020. This could not have been possible without the dedication support of our residents, families and staff.

With the capacity of 15 beds, this is the only hospice in North East Calgary, allowing AgeCare to meet a need for 24/7 palliative care within the community we serve. The goal of hospice care is to treat the person rather than the disease and focus on quality of life. It surrounds the individual and family with a team consisting of professionals who not only manage pain and symptom challenges but also are attuned to emotional and spiritual issues.

SkyPointe Reflection Room

The reflection room is meant to serve and support all residents and the holistic wellness of the SkyPointe community. It allows individuals of all religious faiths and non-religious beliefs to experience a place for peace, prayer, meditation and/or reflection throughout the day.

  • Please do not remove items that have been placed thoughtfully in this space.
  • Please respect the sacredness of this by leaving food, drinks, electronics, and conversations outside.
  • The room is able to comfortably accommodate up to 12 people at one time. Please be respectful of each other’s quiet time and space.

 

 

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!****