Hello residents and family members,
As we wrap up the summer months, you can feel the air change as the beginning of a new season is upon us. The morning air is crisper, the leaves and fields are changing to a fall hue, and families are getting back into school routines.
Despite the a challenging start to 2020, SkyPointe had a wonderful summer. We continued Calgary Stampede traditions, and had a fun filled week with events such as a stampede parade and midway in the atrium. Pegasus Theater reopened with new and nostalgic movies playing each week for the residents to enjoy and despite some rainy days, we were able to get outside as much as possible using the courtyard and sun rooms on each neighborhood. The recreation team is looking forward to taking an afternoon on September 22, 2020 to review the past several months; what worked and what can be improved for the remainder of the year.
SkyPointe will not be having a Fall Harvest Market this year due to COVID – 19. That will not stop us from putting on a fun fundraiser for our families and staff members to enjoy. The recreation department will be partnering with Mom’s Pantry this month to sell some great products. Proceeds will go towards purchasing a portable convection oven to make baking programs more accessible on each neighbourhood and supporting the Alzheimer Walk & Run staff and residents will be participating in on Thanksgiving Sunday. Stay tuned for more details.
Our resident will be able to enjoy some outdoor music entertainment this month. The musical entertainers will be performing outside for residents in the south entrance roundabout. There will be a maximum of 12 residents allowed in the roundabout. Residents can enjoy from the sun rooms on each floor or their room windows if facing the roundabout.
Please, take a look at our September newsletter (below) and program calendars for upcoming programs and activities. 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.
Recreation Therapy Manager
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There has been a slight change in timings of the tuck shop to better served our residents. Please see the updated hours below or on resident program calendars.
Monday: 10:00 am Martindale East | 2:00 pm Martidale West
Tuesday: 10:00 am Taradle East | 2:30 pm Taradale West
Wednesday: 11:00 am Pineridge | 2:00 pm Whitehorn West
Thursday: 10:00 am Rundle East | 2:00 pm Rundle West
Friday: 10:00 am Sunridge and Whitehorn East
Code green is the phrase used to alert staff and physicians of an incident, which is leading a partial or full evacuation of the facility depending on the severity of the incident. Events, which may lead to a Code Green, include, but are not limited to fire, flood, structural damage/collapse, bomb threat, acts of violence, etc.
For more information, ask your neighbourhood nurse or one of SkyPointe’s onsite educators
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!****