Dear Residents and Family Members,
Fall is finally here! The SkyPointe Recreation Department is very excited to be moving into a new season and we are gearing up for all the fun holidays soon approaching. With our recreation program calendars expanding and becoming more tailored to our residents’ preferences, we would like to inform our residents and family members of a few different features on our calendars.
Throughout the month, our department hosts several different special events and programs. These require our residents to sign-up prior to the program happening. When residents sign-up, it ensures the department will have enough resources for the program and residents are truly getting a meaningful experience from the event being held.
Some sign-up programs that are featured on the calendar are at cost to the resident (special food programs, special art programs, community exercise programs, etc.). If there is a cost associated to the program, you will see a dollar sign ($) next to the program on the calendar. No at-cost program is more than $12.00 (If the cost associated to the program is more than $12, recreation staff will inform residents and family members prior to the program). At cost programs will be charged through a resident’s trust account. This ensures that the appropriate staff are accessing resident funds, details of which can be reviewed in the monthly statement. As well as, puts our residents at ease knowing they do not have to worry about having money at the time of the program. At cost programs requires all residents who have signed-up for the program to have that trust account set-up. If you would like to set-up a trust account please see our reception team.
October’s program calendars are full of fun, new, and exciting programs! There will be different musical entertainers throughout the month; Victor Navos, Dwayne Fettig and Leadfoot Express and three different in-house meals; a Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast, KFC Men’s Lunch, and a Flavors of the World: Mediterranean Lunch. On October 26th, there will be a tailgate party with musical entertainment for the Calgary Stampeder’s game being played that evening which will be shown in the Pegasus Theatre. SkyPointe’s Corn Hole League will be played every Friday in the morning in the Atrium. Each week two neighborhoods will compete against each other, while they are cheered on by other residents from other neighborhoods.
SkyPointe is very pleased to announce that in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) a new Long Term Care (LTC) Mental Health specialty program is being established at AgeCare SkyPointe. Located on the fourth floor of our community, this program will deliver LTC services with a mental health focus to residents aged 18 and older. There is currently a high need in Calgary for this specialty programming and we are proud to be able to respond by providing these residents with safe, compassionate person-centered care in a warm, welcoming homelike environment.
Lastly, I would like to invite all residents and family members to actively participate in SkyPointe’s Resident and Family Council. There will be another general information session and meeting on October 19, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Please take a look at the October newsletter below and October program calendars. If you have any questions or concerns, please, contact me! 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: October 2018 Program Calendars and Newsletter
2nd SkyPointe Fall Market in the Atrium
4th Thanksgiving Pancake breakfast
8th Thanksgiving Day – No Programs or Activities
9th Skypointe Men’s Group KFC Lunch
10th Victor Navos Musical Entertainment
16th Dwayne Fettig Entertainment
19th Flavors of the World Mediterranean Lunch
20th Golden Dames Group
26th Stampeder Tail Gate Party with Leadfoot Express Musical Entertainment
31st Haunted Happy Hour
Every Friday Corn Hole League
On October 2, 2018 there will be a Fall Market in the Atrium from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be many different vendors; Personal Touch Fashions, Jewelry, 31 Gifts, The Nutman, and homemade baking, plus many more! Join us for a day of fun!
All residents and resident family members are invited to actively participate in SkyPointe’s Resident and family Council. There will be another general information session and meeting on: October 19, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m. For more details please follow the link: SkyPointe Resident and Family Council
SkyPointe will be hosting its first resident and family food council! Any resident and/or resident family members are invited to participate in the first meeting on October 12, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Main Floor Learning Center. For more information, please contact SkyPointe’s Hospitality Manager: Ravi Yadav, P: (587) 619-6326 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SkyPointe will be holding a memorial service on October 24, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. in the Atrium. Please join us in honoring our residents who have passed on.
Starting October 1st, a Monster Bingo game will begin for residents, staff and family members to play throughout the month of October. 3 bingo numbers will be called each day (Monday to Friday).
If you miss a day of numbers, check outside of the recreation office and catch up! Games will be played continuously, one after another using the same cards after each prize is awarded! When someone Bingo’s for the line, the game will move to the ‘X’ and once the ‘X’ has been called, the Monster game will move onto the blackout!
Purchase your tickets from the recreation department Today! Bingo Cards will be for sale during the Fall Market! Good Luck!
1 card = $1
1 Line – Winner $10
6 cards = $5
‘X’ – Winner $20
|Bonus card if you spend $20!||
Blackout – Winner $50
The Golden Dames is SkyPointe’s Women’s Group! Once a month, the women of SkyPointe will be invited to sign up for fun events and special programs. The group encourages female residents to meet new people, socialize with their peers, and try new activities!
It’s also a good place just to talk “girl talk”.
Saturday Featured TV Series: Planet Earth
October 7th Matilda
October 21st Draft Day
October 26th Calgary Stampeder’s Football Game
October 31st Hocus Pocus
Are you looking for a good book to read? Check out the community lend and loan library in the Atrium. Take a book, leave a book. If you would like to donate books, see recreation!
Located on the Main Floor! Go Visit Mia and her team today!
Meet Mia’s Team:
AgeCare is happy to announce we are now accepting volunteer applications for SkyPointe. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer in the program, please visit our AgeCare web site 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, email@example.com 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!