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!
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.
Marlee Dukart, Recreation Therapy Manager
CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CALENDAR FOR MORE FUN AND EVENTS!
Download the Recreation Calendar here:
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?
For more information on recreation therapy please visit the following sites:
For more information or questions about the council contact: Marlee Dukart, Recreation Manager (587-619-6317)
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)
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.
The Resident and Family Food Council’s next meet will be:
For more information or questions about the council contact: Ravi Yadav, Hospitality Manager (587-619-6326)
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, 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!