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SkyPointe September 2018 Newsletter and Program Calendars

AgeCare SkyPointe

Recreation Newsletter & Program Calendars

September 2018

 

 

Hello,

September has quickly approached us! As our 2018 summer slowly comes to an end, the recreation team is very excited for the new season! We have added several new activities and therapeutic programs to our program calendar, and have already started planning for our fall holidays!

This month we will be celebrating the Bavarian folk festival, Oktoberfest, with several different programs and special events. SkyPointe is very excited to be hosting the famous Dwayne Fettig, musical entertainer, on September 24, 2018 in the evening to kick off our festivities. Take a look at your calendar for more Oktoberfest programs and activities. Our SkyPointe community continues to grow each day, and our team is working hard to provide fun, exciting, new programs that suit the needs and wants of our residents. We are excited to celebrate culture, tradition, and holidays with all our residents at SkyPointe.

In September, SkyPointe will have its first Resident & Family Council Meeting on the 13th @ 3:00 pm. If you or your family members are interested in actively participating, please join us in the main floor conference room that day.

Please take a look at our September 2018 program calendar to see what is happening at SkyPointe this month. If you are unfamiliar with our recreation team, please, stop by our office on the main floor to say Hello! We would love to meet everyone in our SkyPointe Community; residents, families, staff and volunteers!

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: September 2018 Calendars and Newsletter

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Special Events

September 2018

4th Chinese Food In-House Lunch

5th SkyPointe Men’s Group

14th Rollin’ Ice Cream Social

17th Baking Club

19th Happy Hour

23rd Christian Bible Study

24th Kick-off to Oktoberfest Dwayne Fettig Entertainment

25th Oktoberfest Breakfast

26th Birthday Party in the Atrium

28th SkyPointe Women’s Group

Signing-Up for Programs and Special Events

Programs or events that require residents to sign up will be BOLDED on the calendar. Some programs will have limited space, we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

  • Sign up during What’s Up in Recreation? or Come directly to the recreation office or contact the rec. department.

At Cost Programs

Some recreation programs are at cost to the resident (i.e. in-house meals, expressive art class etc.). At cost programs will be charged through resident trust account. To set-up your trust account, please see reception.

Recreation Department Feature: Fitness Studio

  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle through fun, fitness, and flare. 6 days a week, we offer several different therapeutic programs in our fitness studio on the main floor.
  • Each fitness class focuses on a different aspect of your health; mind, body, and soul.
  • We highly encourage residents to come down to the fitness studio on their own each day!

Check your recreation calendar for more detail or fitness studio scheduled posted on studio door.

Keep Fit and Have Fun!

* Physical programs will be supplemented on each neighbourhood for those residents that are unable to participate in fitness studio classes.

 

AgeCare Visiting Pet Policy

  • All pets must be on a leash or carried to the resident’s room.
  • No animals can be in the kitchen or dining areas
  • All dogs must be up-to-date with vaccinations; Owners must provide a vaccination record of visiting pet to reception.
  • All owners shall clean up animal waste and on AgeCare property.
  • AgeCare reserves the right to ask owners to remove visiting pets, demonstrating disruptive or aggressive behavior, from the premises immediately.

 

Pegasus Theater

Now Showing in September

6th Sully

8th I Love Lucy

9th The Bucket List

15th I Love Lucy

20th Allied

22th I Love Lucy

23rd Julie and Julia

29th I Love Lucy

 

Attention Residents and Family Members of AgeCare SkyPointe

Resident and Family Councils Act

The Resident and Family Council Act was passed in 2017 and supports the establishment of resident and family councils in all long-term care and licensed supportive living facilities with four or more residents. Your facility operator/service provider is required to support the establishment of a council within your facility.

What the purpose of a council?

A council is intended to be a forum where residents and their family members can:

  • improve the quality of life for all residents;
  • work together on issues with their facility operator/service provider;
  • identify needs and concerns of residents; and
  • Be involved in decision-making.

What does a council look like?

Residents and family members will be free to decide on the council structure and processes, including:

  • Members’ roles;
  • Meeting format and frequency; and
  • When and how facility representatives should be involved in council meetings.

Interested in actively participating in SkyPointe’s Resident Council?

For any questions or if you are interested in joining the SkyPointe Resident and Family Council please contact: Marlee Dukart (Recreation Therapy Manager)

P: 587-619-6317 E: mdukart@agecare.ca

OR

Join us on September 13, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m. in the main floor conference room for the first SkyPointe Resident Council Meeting.

For more information about resident and family councils and how to form a council in your facility, please visit https://alberta.ca/resident-family-councils.aspx\

Preparation for Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner! Know the difference.

Influenza vs. Common Cold vs. Stomach “Flu”

  Seasonal Influenza Common Cold

Stomach “Flu”

Caused By: Influenza A or B Viruses Many different kinds of viruses. Norovirus is the most common
Prevention: Annual flu shot protects against the strains of flu virus circulating that season. Cannot be prevented by immunization. Cannot be prevented by immunization
Involves Whole Body: Usually Never Never
Symptoms Appear Quickly: Yes No – appear gradually Yes
Common Symptoms: Cough, fever, extreme tiredness, headache, chills, aches, pains Cough and fever sometimes Chills, aches, tiredness, headache

Don’t think of it as getting a flu shot. Think of it as installing virus protection software!

 

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!