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.
CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CALENDAR FOR MORE FUN AND EVENTS!
Download the Recreation Calendar here:
Download Resident Sign Up Sheet here:
March Program and Community Outing Sign Up Sheet
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
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.
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 of the Month: Code Orange
For more information, ask your neighbourhood nurse or one of SkyPointe’s onsite educators.
As per AgeCare Policies, interested residents/family members will have to ensure the following:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keely Vanderwal (Pineridge, Whitehorn, Taradale) (587) 619-6318 or email@example.com
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
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
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Date: March 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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!****