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March 2020 Newsletter & Program Calendars

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter and Program Calendars

March 2020

Dear residents and family members,

Will the Luck of the Irish be on our side and bring spring early this year?

Everyone at SkyPointe is looking forward to the spring season with new growth and warm days. February was a full month. Despite our outbreak, residents were able to participate in an array of programming. February was recreation therapy month, and the recreation team planned different programs that highlighted the importance of the therapeutic practices and the benefits of recreation and leisure. Residents celebrated Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras party in the Atirum; there were masks, beads, music and dancing.

March will be a busy month at SkyPointe.  The AgeCare team will be working with its residents, staff, and family members to begin the transition for Hospice Care. This will be the first hospice program offering in in NE Calgary, allowing us to provide a peaceful and supportive environment for individuals nearing end-of-life. During the transition period, recreation staff has planned several different outings and programs to keep everyone busy.

The recreation team has planned two out of city outings; Banff and Strathmore. There are also Tim Horton’s outings booked for rrrrrolllll up the rim to win. There will be a KFC in house lunch and a fun St. Patrick’s Day party. The MJP Dance Studio will be back this year to perform some irish dancing for the residents. March is the month of music and the Pegasus Theater will showcase classic musicals.

During March, AgeCare will be participating in Staff Appreciation week. The first week of the month, SkyPointe staff will be appreciated for all their hard work and dedication that they show year round to our residents.

Please, take a look at our March 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.

Yours sincerely,

Marlee Dukart

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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:

March Program and Community Outing Sign Up Sheet

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March 2020 Special Events & Programs

3rd The Nut Man Snack Vendor reception area

5th Philippe Marleu Music

11thRoli Mack Music

13th MJP Irish Dancers

18th Jeans Jewels Clothing Vendor reception area

24th KFC In House Lunch

25th Alena Wallbaum Music and March Birthday Party

 

Wings of Diversity

Expressive Art Project Located in the Atrium

SkyPointe residents from each neighbourhood created the Wings of Diversity. It is a testament to the diverse population and creativity SkyPointe has. Each feather is individually decorated in every color of the rainbow. The project was done to support and celebrate our population, which comes from all lifestyles and backgrounds.  The project will be featured for the month of March. Residents, guests and staff can us the project as a picture background.

 

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 Orange

  • Code orange is the designated phrase to alert personnel to an external mass casualty incident and details the actions to be taken by staff to assist other health facilities and emergency services in the relocation of patients, residents from other facilities and/or individuals at risk in the community.

Code of the Month: Code Orange

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

Community Outings 

As per AgeCare Policies, interested residents/family members will have to ensure the following:

  1. Please be advised that we would require residents interested in going for outings to have a trust account with us so the cost of outings can be charged accordingly. The cost for outings would be $12.50 plus GST within the City limits and $20.00 plus GST outside the City limits. Residents would be responsible for any activity cost.
  2. Residents will be required to sign up for each outing with Recreation Department by the deadline mentioned on the recreation calendars and sign up sheet.
  3. At this time, we would not allow any power chairs or scooters on the bus due to capacity and weight restrictions.
  4. AgeCare SkyPointe have the right to remove a resident(s) from community outings due to extenuating circumstances.
  5. All residents must have a signed and completed Consent for Transportation to Seniors Activities before attending any recreational community outings.

Our hope is our residents will benefit from this amazing opportunity. Residents and family members will be notified with community outings commence.   Consent forms can be submitted to our recreation therapists:

Gloria Michael (Sunridge, Rundle, Martindale) (587) 619-6318 or gmichael@agecare.ca

or

Keely Vanderwal (Pineridge, Whitehorn, Taradale) (587) 619-6318 or kvanderwal@agecare.ca

 

March Community Outings

4th Strathmore Station Lunch Community Outing

10th Coffee at Tim Horton’s

11th Trip to Banff National Park

17th Lunch at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub Cross Iron Mills 

18th Coffee at Tim Horton’s

 

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

Next scheduled meeting will take place in April! Stay tuned for date and time. 

Everyone is welcome to attend!

SkyPointe Kitchen Tours

Date: March 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Special Menu

Date: March 17, 2020

SkyPointe chef and hospitality team are preparing a special meal for St. Patty’s Day!

For more information contact: Ravi Yadav, Hospitality Manager 

 

Resident & Family Council

  • Date: March 30, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Pegasus Theater

January Meeting Minutes 

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.

Recreation Program Calendar Makeover

The recreation program calendars will be changing April 2020. With the addition of the Hospice Care program at SkyPointe, there will be an additional calendar. Program and activity times will remain the same.

Please see new calendars listed below:

Pineridge North Long Term Care

Sunridge Supportive Living   *   Rundle Supportive Living  

Whitehorn West Long Term Care

Whitehorn East Long Term Care

Taradale Long Term Care    *    Martindale West Long Term

Martindale East Supportive Living

 

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!****