MEMO: Terrace East Elevator Safety & Guidelines

Now that everyone is coming down for meals again we wanted to remind you of the current rules and safety practices for using the elevators. These guidelines will ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride.

  1. Max 4 people in the Terrace East elevator at a time. Up to four people (staff and residents) can be in the elevator at the same time. If the elevator arrives and there are already four people inside please wait for the next one. For the Terrace West elevator the max stays at 2 people.
  2. Please do not push to get in or out of the elevator. We understand that elevators can be slow and sometimes it’s hard to wait but it’s important to take good care of each other. Shoving can lead to injuries or even a fall and we don’t want that. There is plenty of time. Thank you for practicing patience.
  3. Wear your mask. All residents, staff, and guests are required to wear a medical mask in all hallways, elevators and stairways. Please make sure your mask covers both your nose, mouth and chin.
  4. Come down for lunch at 12:00, not before. Remember to wait until 12:00 to come down for lunch so we don’t get a crowd gathering in the lobby.

If you have any questions or concerns about using the elevator please let Leonard know (604-851-4006). Your safety and wellbeing is our highest concern.

Merry Christmas!

MEMO: HOME & HOSPITAL: Service Price Increase Notice – Foot care and Hand care


December 7, 2021

Subject: Service Price Increase Notice – Foot care and Hand care

Menno Place has been notified about a price change for the professional foot care and hand care provided to our residents. We wish to share with you that starting January 1, 2022 the price will increase by $10 for each service. We’re confident that even with the increase, prices remain competitive for the quality of the service that is provided.

Starting in January 2022, the charge for services will be $45.00 for foot care and $40 for hand care. The contractor providing this service has worked hard to keep costs down and is proud that this is the first increase since January 2019 (three years ago).

  • Foot care, as you know, is an important clinical service for older adults, especially those diagnosed with diabetes. We are pleased that we have professional nurse contractors to provide this service for our residents. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that these services include:
  • Foot care assessment – corns & callus care, cutting toenails, checking for skin infection & conditions, preventing potential problems, and moisturize feet.
  • Hand care assessment – cutting of fingernails, checking for skin infection & conditions, preventing potential problems, and moisturize hands.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss these changes regarding foot care or hand care for your loved one, please ask your Nursing staff.

Kathrin McMath, MA, CHE, CPA, CMA
Chief Operating Officer
Menno Place

Family & Friends (Family Council) Meeting – Dec 16 2021

Family and friends (Family Council) will be meeting via Microsoft TEAMS (online Video) December 16, 2021, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Please click this link to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features. If you prefer not to download the app you can still use TEAMS through your internet browser.

Join us for the Family Council Meeting Dec 16th
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 778-731-1352,,150475739# Canada, Port Moody
Phone Conference ID: 150 475 739#

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives for our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. We will be having Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kathrin McMath, as our guest speaker. She will be discussing her role as COO, and will be available for your questions. The full agenda is below.

Family Council is a great way to learn, share and connect with other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.

Family Council: Agenda

TEAMS (online):  December 16, 2021, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  1. Welcome and Introductions, facilitators: Kim Wiebe, RSW, Dan Janzen, RSW
  2. Guest Speaker: Kathrin McMath, Chief Operating Office
    • Introduction
    • Role
    • Questions
  1. Review and Purpose of Family Council
  2. Resources: Alzheimer’s Society
  3. Questions and feedback:
  4. Conclusion
    • Date and time of next Council meeting: March 17, 2022
    • Check Family and Friends newsletter emails for further details.

2020-2021 Annual Report

Download Menno Place’s 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Are you wondering how you can help with the flood recovery?

Menno Place was founded in 1953 by a group of people from the Mennonite faith. During the first half of the 20th century, the Mennonite people were very actively starting new endeavours. One of these was founded 100 years ago (1921) to help Mennonite people escape the horrors of the Russian Revolution. The organization is called Mennonite Central Committee. It is dedicated to helping people by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. For many, the word “relief” is a good description of the work that MCC does in communities around the globe.

At this time, we need “relief” – right here in Abbotsford, BC.

If you would like to donate to a trusted organization who provides 93% of every dollar to the cause, please check out MCC’s support efforts for the people impacted by this catastrophic flood: CLICK HERE

Click here for the Charity Intelligence Canada Star Rating for Mennonite Central Committee (5 stars/5)

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2021

Today we pause to remember and lament the horrors of war.

We remember Canadian soldiers who died in wars past:
The First World War, Second World War, Korean War,
Afghanistan War.
We remember the young men – and also women – who never returned home.

We remember their families, their friends and their communities.
We grieve with them.
We remember those who were disabled or traumatized,
We acknowledge their pain.

We also remember all people who suffered the devastation of past wars,
both soldiers and civilians:
Those who were wounded and disabled,
Those whose loved ones were killed,
Those who were separated from family members,
Those who had to flee their homes,
Those who witnessed unimaginable horrors.
We remember the suffering of allies and enemies alike.

We remember all people who continue to suffer the scourge of violent
Those who are hungry and thirsty,
Those who are on the run, without shelter and comfort,
Those who are sick or injured and need care,
Those who live with the sound of guns and bombs around
Those who are caught in cycles of violence they can’t escape,
Those who are paralyzed with fear.
We remember the suffering of allies and enemies alike.

We lament the horror of war, but we also name our hopes for a world
of peace.

And so we remember people who bind up the wounds of war:
Those who work to end hostility,
Those who provide aid in war zones,
Those who care for the sick and the dying,
Those who defend human rights,
Those who welcome refugees.

We remember people who actively build peace:
Those who say No to killing and bombing,
Those who work to resolve conflicts through dialogue and
Those who seek to address the root causes of violence,
Those who practice nonviolent resistance in the face of injustice,
Those who build bridges of friendship and reconciliation with
their enemies.

We remember those who demonstrate that another way IS possible.
May we also show that another way IS possible.

From: MCC Canada, Written by Christine Bar
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ALL APARTMENT RESIDENTS (PG, PAV, TE, TW): Flu Shot Clinic next week

Dear Residents,

Apex Pharmacy will be on site to give residents their flu shot on the following days:

  • Terrace East – Monday November 15th
  • Terrace West – Tuesday, November 16th
  • Primrose Gardens – Wednesday, November 17th
  • Pavilion – Date to be determined

According to HealthLink BC, adults aged 65 years and older are at increased risk for the flu. Getting the flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu. All residents are encouraged to get the flu shot. If you have any questions, or if you have special health concerns, please ask your doctor if the flu shot is right for you. If you do not want to get a flu shot, just let staff know when they come to your door.

Here’s what you need to do to get your flu shot:

  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt.
  • Bring your ID with you.
  • Wait in your apartment. Staff will come and get you when it’s time to come down to the dining room to get your shot.
  • We will start at 9:00am and expect the clinic to run throughout the day.
  • When you get to the clinic we’ll have a consent form ready for you to sign.

Lunch will be served to all residents in their apartments on the day of the clinic. Thank you for being patient with us as we get these vaccinations done!

Trish Giesbrecht
Interim Nurse Manager