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!
Marlee Dukart, Recreation Therapy Manager
CHECK YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CALENDAR FOR MORE FUN AND EVENTS!
Download the Recreation Calendar here: September 2018 Calendars and Newsletter
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
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.
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.
Check your recreation calendar for more detail or fitness studio scheduled posted on studio door.
Keep Fit and Have Fun!
8th I Love Lucy
9th The Bucket List
15th I Love Lucy
22th I Love Lucy
23rd Julie and Julia
29th I Love Lucy
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.
A council is intended to be a forum where residents and their family members can:
Residents and family members will be free to decide on the council structure and processes, including:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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\
Influenza vs. Common Cold vs. Stomach “Flu”
|Seasonal Influenza||Common Cold||
|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!
*Recreation programs and activities are subject to change in some extenuating circumstances. We will work our hardest to make sure this does not happen!