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SkyPointe November 2019 Newsletter & Recreation Calendars

 

 

 

 

 

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter & Program Calendars 

November 2019

Dear residents and family members,

The frenzy of fall is slowly subsiding, pumpkins have been carved and everyone has begun to pull out their cozy sweaters.

This past month residents were busy! We cheered on the Stampeders during SkyPointe’s Annual Tailgate Party, celebrated Oktoberfest with musical entertainment and German Dancers, and celebrated  SPOOKY Halloween with a stiff pumpkin carving contest between all residents and staff, had a costume parade and dance in the afternoon and musical entertainment in the evening. October was a wonderful month of activities and celebrations!

The fun continues as we move into the new month. SkyPointe will be hosting a Remembrance Day Ceremony in the atrium for residents, staff, and guests to honour our Veterans and those who have bravely fought for our country.  Resident veterans and veteran wives will be welcomed to participate in ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to come to ceremony. Residents can sign up for the Memorial Stay on the Bus Drive and have the chance to see the Field of Crosses downtown and continue down the beautiful Bow checking out how much the city has changed.

Happy birthday to our Whitehorn Neighbourhood! SkyPointe’s Whitehorn neighbourhood has officially been open for 1 year! Residents and staff from the neighbourhood will be celebrating with a special get together! SkyPointe is fortunate to have available leaders who can bring their expertise to the neighbourhood and are honored to have all our special residents residing with us! Please see the special event and program list  for more exciting events happening for our residents.

With the winter holiday’s fast approaching, the Recreation Department has dedicated the end of the month to decorating the facility. Our residents can help decorate and set up for the season, or at least reminisce and enjoy some hot coco. SkyPointe staff will be hosting a Elegant Dining Experience: European Tour for resident and their family members to enjoy on December 11th. Please look forward to more details and where to purchase tickets.

Please, take a look at our November newsletter (below) 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, Recreation Therapy Manager

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CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CALENDAR FOR MORE FUN AND EVENTS!

Download the Recreation Calendar here: 

Pineridge

Sunridge

Rundle

Whitehorn West

Whitehorn East

Taradale

Martindale

Download Resident Sign Up Sheet here:

November Program and Community Outing Sign Up Sheet

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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 Yellow

  • Code Yellow is a phrase used to alert staff to an incident involving a missing resident or child. If a child is missing, the phrase “code yellow stat” will be used. All staff follow use a algorithm for missing residents and missing child.

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

Special Events & Programs

5th Community Outing: Telus Spark Body World Exhibit 

6th Chinese Food In-House

6th Rick Kelly Music

7th Salina’s Boutique

7th Community Outing: Stay on the Bus Memorial Drive

13th Community Outing: Boston Pizza Lunch at Cross Iron

21st A&W In-House

22nd Chair Yoga

25th Birthday party with Aven Grace Music

25th to 29th Facility Holiday Decorating

30th Holiday Market

Resident and Family Food Council

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

The Fall & Winter Menu has started! Residents can look forward to new Comfort Foods for breakfast, lunch and supper. All resident meals and snacks are prepared in-house from scratch! Take a look! If you have any questions, join us at our food council meeting or contact Ravi Yadav, SkyPointe’s hospitality manager.

SkyPointe’s 2019 Fall & 2020 Winter Menu

A Guide to Dental Care 

by Dr. Jay Patel

While age doesn’t have much to do with oral health, the conditions that come with old age do. Dental care for seniors needs to look a bit different than oral care for any other age.

Arthritis and drugs used for various illnesses can make it harder to brush and floss, and can lead to changes in the mouth that cause problems like gum disease, tooth loss, and root decay. We recommend following these guidelines for a healthy, beautiful smile all throughout your senior years. Read more.

Pegasus Theater November Schedule

For viewing times, please see program calendars

1st Documentary: Rundle and Sunridge

3rd Theater Closed for Cleaning

6th Newsroom Open Theater

10th Movie Matinee: Rundle and Martindale

13th Newsroom Open Theater

15th Movie Matinee: Whitehorn

17th Movie Matinee: Taradale and Pineridge

20th Newsroom Open Theater

27th Newsroom Open Theater

What is Newsroom?

  • Newsroom is a program that will be open to anyone in the facility from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The theater will have CTV News Channel playing on the screen and residents can come and go as they please.

 

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.

 

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!