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SkyPointe February 2019 Program Calendars and Newsletter

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter & Program Calendars

February 2019

 

 

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 month on each calendar, there is a week 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 online newsletter.

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: 

Supportive Living Program Calendars

Long Term Care Program Calendars

Whitehorn Program Calendar

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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:

Resident & Family Council

Supportive Living Council:

  • Date: February 19, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Location: SkyPointe learning Center

For more information or questions about the council contact: Marlee Dukart, Recreation Manager (587-619-6317)

Long Term Care Council:

  • Date: February 25, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Atrium

For more information or questions about the council contact: Lynne Hogan, Social Worker (Whitehorn) (587-619-6384) or Amra Lugusic, Social Worker (Long Term Care) (587-619-6348)

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. Please follow the link below for February’s code of the month.

Code of the Month: Code Blue

Resident and Family Food Council

The Resident and Family Food Council’s next meet will be:

  • Date: February 22, 2019
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Location: Atrium

For more information or questions about the council contact: Ravi Yadav, Hospitality Manager (587-619-6326)

SkyPointe Volunteer Program

If you or someone you know would like to volunteer in the program, please visit our Volunteer web page to complete the application!

 

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!