Family & Friends Council Meeting (Home & Hospital) – Dec 15 @ 2:30

On December 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting in person. The option of attending via Microsoft TEAMS will be offered as well if you cannot attend in person. The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café – behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk).

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. Our guest speakers will be Manager of Care Feldi Navarro and Menno Home Chaplain Ann Thakker. Feldi will be sharing her new role and how she can be a support for the residents and families in Menno Home and Hospital. Ann will be discussing palliative care and end of life support, and how she can be a support for residents and families.Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know 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.If you plan to attend in person:• You will need to be Covid vaccinated• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby• Please wear masks during the meetingIf you plan to attend online through Microsoft TEAMS, please click the following link below 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, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 232 556 755 888Passcode: fnMV95

Or call in (audio only)

+1 778-731-1352,,350357991#   Canada, Port Moody

Phone Conference ID: 350 357 991#

Family & Friends Council Meeting (Home & Hospital) – Dec 15 @ 2:30

On December 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting in person. The option of attending via Microsoft TEAMS will be offered as well if you cannot attend in person. The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café – behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk).

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. Our guest speakers will be Manager of Care Feldi Navarro and Menno Home Chaplain Ann Thakker. Feldi will be sharing her new role and how she can be a support for the residents and families in Menno Home and Hospital. Ann will be discussing palliative care and end of life support, and how she can be a support for residents and families.Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know 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.If you plan to attend in person:• You will need to be Covid vaccinated• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby• Please wear masks during the meetingIf you plan to attend online through Microsoft TEAMS, please click the following link below 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, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 232 556 755 888Passcode: fnMV95

Or call in (audio only)

+1 778-731-1352,,350357991#   Canada, Port Moody

Phone Conference ID: 350 357 991#

A Free Digital Advent Devotional for You!

Menno Place would like to offer our residents, staff, and families a special 4-week digital devotional published by Christianity Today to help you journey through the 2022 Advent season. This is our gift to you!

The Promised One features articles and devotional questions by Christianity Today contributors and editors such as Rasool Berry, Craig Blomberg, Jay Kim, Glenn Packiam, Kristie Anyabwile, Marlena Graves, and more.

Over the 4 weeks of Advent, this devotional guide explore what Scripture tells us about the Promised One. The daily reflections delve into key passages that help us understand more about who Jesus is. And each weekly theme centers around a core aspect of Jesus’ identity drawn from Isaiah’s prophecies.

Week 1 | Jesus is the Mighty God

We anticipate his promised return and his ultimate reign.

Week 2 | Jesus is the Prince of Peace

He brings us spiritual peace in the here and now as we experience redemption and live by the values of his kingdom.

Week 3 | Jesus is the Light of the World

Jesus is not only the light for us as individuals–he is a light for all nations.

Week 4 | Jesus is Immanuel

As Isaiah’s prophecy foretold, he is “God with us.”

Each daily reading concludes with Scripture passages for reflection and discussion questions to aid individual or group study. The guide at the back of the devotional offers additional ideas and activities for families and groups throughout advent.

As a bonus, the devotional includes two additional devotional readings for Christmas Day and Epiphany as well as family and group discussion questions and activities.

Download your free digital copy of The Promised One HERE

Hymn Stories – November 2022

The hymn, “Jesus Paid It All”, has ministered to and blessed countless numbers of people for more than a century. “A woman scribbles a poem on the flyleaf of her hymnal, an amateur church musician unknowingly creates a matching tune, an unknown pastor provides encouragement and another hymn is born.”

Click to listen.

Menno Place Resident Council Community Meeting Minutes Oct 2022

Date: Oct 25 W2, Oct 26 E2, Oct 27 E1
Building: MENNO HOSPITAL
Staff in attendance: Sherry (Rec), Rita (Rec), Emma (Rec), Garry (LEC)
Residents in attendance: E1: Myrtle, John, Wim, Margaret, Sheila, Ruby, Irene, Benny, Annie; E2: Glen, Elise, Vivian, Violet. W2: Jack, Allan, Nettie, Linda, Anne, Irene
Family in attendance: N/A
Minutes taken by: Garry J. LEC / Emma (Rec E1)

 

Agenda Discussion

Facilitated by Rec Staff
Guests and presenters invited by Rec Staff

Action
Corrective Action
Who to Complete
Target Date
Actual Date of Completion 
Successes No success’ shared
Guest Presenter/

Speaker

No Guest Speakers scheduled
Old Business

Review  the action points only from previous meeting

The minutes from our last meeting September have been posted and distributed. Are there any corrections?

 

Approved by: Nettie/Glen/Wim

Seconded by: Linda/Elise/Annie

 

Review last meeting’s Action Points.

New Business Add in any unfinished Action Points. Ask for additional agenda items for this meeting.
Programs and Recreation
Get feedback from previous month’s activities / programs / special events
Residents in all units are happy with the programs and staff. They are appreciative of the work being done.
Resident Comments:
W2 – “Excellent, Sherry does a great job!”
E1 – Resident noted the decoration on the wall and stated how much they love it.
E2 – “Would like to see more Music Programs”
Action: It was noted that more music based programs will be coming.
Projects

such as renovations, gardens, etc.

LEC Shared a list of projects that have been done and that are being worked on this year. (i.e.) New Beds, A/C units upgraded, resurfacing of a portion of the courtyard, painting of the lines in the parking lot.
Nursing

Questions and Comments

W2, E2, and E1 – Residents appreciative of staffs work, they feel the care here is excellent.
W2 multiple resident(s) still mentioned the wait times after the call button is pressed. Staff (evenings) not responding.
Residents also updated that the flu shots and covid boosters will be coming very soon.Residents expressed that overall they are very satisfied with the care here.

 

Action: Comments will be shared with Care Team.
Administrative
holidays
November 11th Remembrance Day Stat
No Rec staff working on the Stats.
Volunteers Volunteers on W2, E2 and E1 are doing a very good job and are appreciated by the residents. W2 mentioned Andrew by name. E2 had a new volunteer playing scrabble just prior to the meeting, residents said the liked her. Action: Comments will be shared with Volunteer Coordinator.
Therapy Programs
OT, Walking Program, Music program
W2, E2 and E1 – No concerns voiced, residents appreciative of Dale and Marty. Action: Comments will be shared with Therapy Team
Social Work W2, E2 and E1 – Residents feel well looked after by Dan. Action: Comments will be shared with Social Work Team
Spiritual / Pastoral Care W2, E2, E1 – Residents enjoy the new chaplain Allison and look forward to weekly devotions. It was noted by a resident that at times it is hard to hear Allison because she speaks softly. Action: Comments will be shared with Chaplain Team
Laundry / Housekeeping Residents feel laundry has improved greatly. They are getting all their items back in good condition. It was mentioned that it is a slow return but eventually they see their clothes come back.
E2 GS stated he is still missing 3 blankets
E2 EC stated she is missing 4 new pairs of pants and 4 new tops, she also doesn’t know where her shoes went.
Action: Comments will be shared with Housekeeping & Laundry Team
LEC: Submitted Worxhub
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Maintenance Resident very appreciative of the hard work maintenance does and how quick they are to help. It was mentioned by residents that E2 had a big problem and Gord fixed it quickly. Action: Comments will be shared with Maintenance Team.
Safety
(Mandatory)
Residents reminded that it is flu season and covid protocols are still in place – Wash Hands, Sanitize, through away your Kleenex after used.
Dining

Questions and Comments

W2 & E2 – stated they have noticed an improvement to the taste and quality of the food at meals time. Residents appreciative.
E1 – Residents expressed that some days the food is not very good, i.e. the chicken being tough and dry. Would like to see softer meats. Another resident said the food is sometimes too spicy, and another expressed that the portions are too large. Several residents in agreement that they would like more drink options with less sugar in them. The juices are very sugary.
Action: Comments will be shared with Dining Team.
Programs coming up Next Month National Donut Day November 4th. Special Remembrance Day program
E1 – November 10th. 100th birthday party November 14th, monthly birthday party November 28th. Bus trips November 9th and 30th, and lunch club on November 23rd. Christmas decorating will be on November 21st.
E2 – Bus Trips Nov 2nd & 23
Devotions on Tuesday
Birthday Party November 19th
Movie Matinee Saturdays
Goodie Cart on Tuesdays
W2 – Pizza Lunch Club
Music & Devotions Wednesdays
November 21st Birthday party
Baking Days are Christmas CookiesResidents will be putting up Christmas decorations starting in November.

Resident commented how much they appreciate the Rec Calendar delivered and put up in their rooms

 

Next Month
Agenda Items to add for the next month
Next Month meeting details

Date, Time, Location, Speaker

Next Meeting: E1 Nov 24, W2 Nov 29, E2 Nov 30

Guest Speaker: TBD

 

Moments of Joy

 

Quote or other for Inspiration and positive ending to the meeting

Rec Staff to prepare this beforehand

 

“The way I see it, if you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory”

“A great attitude becomes a great day, a great day becomes a great month, becomes a great year, becomes a great life!”

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*Optional charging kit available – 901-BATKT7

 

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Fall 2022 Immunization Clinic for Menno Apartments Residents

Fall Immunization Clinic: Flu and COVID Bivalent Vaccines

We are pleased to offer on-site vaccine clinic to our Menno Apartments residents the week of November 14 – 17th for the seasonal flu vaccine and COVID bivalent booster (Pfizer). These vaccines will be administered by Apex Pharmacy.

Dates of Vaccine Clinic:
Pavilion: Monday, Nov. 14th
Terrace West: Tuesday, Nov. 15th
Terrace East: Wednesday, Nov. 16th
Primrose Gardens: Thursday, Nov. 17th

If you missed signing up for this clinic, vaccines are also available at pharmacies throughout Abbotsford.

Thank you!

#ShakeOut – The Great British Columbia Shake Out! Earthquake Preparedness

“Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” Menno Place does the Great British Columbia ShakeOut drill on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 10:20am!