Family and Friends (Family Council) March 21 2024

On March 21, 2024, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting in person, with the option of attending online via Microsoft TEAMS. The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Corporate Boardroom (near the Fireside Café – behind the Receptionist’s desk, just past the bathrooms).

If 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: 271 376 938 581
Passcode: nHytcN

Or call in (audio only)

+1 778-731-1352,,458622161#   Canada, Port Moody

Phone Conference ID: 458 622 161#

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. We’re delighted to announce that this meeting will feature guests from the Executive Team. They’re eager to connect with you and hear your feedback, whether it’s praise or concerns, to enhance the quality of care and overall experience at Menno Home and Menno Hospital.

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.

Menno Hospital Transition from ARH Pharmacy to Apex Pharmacy

Date: January 3, 2024
To: All Menno Place staff, residents, and Families
From: Smitha Varghese, Director of Care, Menno Hospital
Re: Menno Hospital pharmacy transition from ARH pharmacy to Apex pharmacy

We are pleased to announce that Apex Pharmacy will be our new pharmacy partner for Menno Hospital Long-term care beds. This change will commence on January 8th at 8am.  There is nothing that residents or their families need to do at this time. Menno Place will take care of all of the details.

Menno Place has a long-standing relationship with Apex at Menno Home and Terrace East Assisted Living. We have known Apex Pharmacy co-founders Elke and Jason for a very long time. They specialize in working with seniors and are well known in the community for their excellent services and wide range of products. We are excited about this expanded partnership!

This transition will provide opportunities to improve resident care and enhance staff experience. We will introduce new procedures like e-MAR (electronic medication administration record) and online medication incident form and will be able to have clinical pharmacist participation in our care conferences. We anticipate your cooperation and support during this process to ensure seamless transition and a successful partnership and collaboration.

Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions/further information regarding this transition.

Celebrating 70 Years of Compassionate Care – Watch Now

Over the past 70 years Menno Place has provided trusted care to more 27,000 seniors. As part of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary we interviewed current and former staff and residents about the impact Menno Place has had in their lives.  These are their stories.

MEMO: Christmas Gifts, Donations and Fraud Awareness

‘Tis the season to celebrate, and for many of us that involves gift-giving. We want to share a few reminders with all of you about Menno Place policies.


If you wish to give a gift to the staff, here are some guidelines:

  • Gifts must be able to be shared by all the staff (e.g. chocolates, cards, pizza lunch, flowers).
  • Do not offer an individual staff member a gift as they are not permitted to accept it.
  • Financial gifts (cash/gift cards) to individual staff members are NOT allowed to be received.

If residents wish to make a financial contribution to Menno Place, donations to the Mennonite Benevolent Society can be made at reception (charitable donation receipts available).


There is to be NO fundraising, solicitation of gifts, or request for money at Menno Place (whether from or by residents or staff). There should never be any obligation or social pressure to make a financial contribution.  Fundraising is NOT allowed at Menno Place (unless Menno Place announces and endorses an official project; this will be clearly communicated through a memo).


At this time of year, unsavory people are often more active in trying to get money and information from our residents. Please remind your loved ones to be very careful with whom they share any personal information (such as banking information, birthdate, social insurance number) when receiving random phone calls. It is doubtful that a resident will receive a phone call from the CRA about an overdue account, from Amazon about a compromised credit card, or from a stranger asking for funds to help a grandchild get out of jail. If a resident gets a call like this, it’s best to hang up and initiate a call to CRA or their financial institution or their grandchild. This way you know you can be sure they are speaking with the right person.

If your resident is suspicious or feel you may be a victim of fraud, please contact the Seniors Abuse & Information Line 1-866-437-1940 or a trusted family member. A helpful brochure with more information can be downloaded by clicking here.

Thank you for being so kind to our staff and wanting to honour them at this time of the year. It means so much to us. By sharing the gifts, all our staff feel your appreciation.

On behalf of all of us who work at Menno Place, thank you for making this place so special. We appreciate you very much. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year ahead. Stay safe and thank you for choosing to live at Menno.

Congratulate Menno Place on 70 Years of Compassionate Christian Care for All

For 70 years Menno Place has provided hope, dignity, and compassion to more than 25,000 seniors in Abbotsford. At Menno Place it’s not just about a bed, food, and medical care. It’s about the incredible staff, volunteers, and donors who make it possible for our 700 residents to live their best lives.

Use the form below to share your greetings as we celebrate this milestone and look forward to another 70 years of compassionate Christian care for the seniors in our community.

Fill out my online form.

Guest Suites are Reopening November 1st!

We are pleased to announce that effective November 1st, three Guest Suites will again be available to reserve for families/guests of Menno Place residents. There is one guest suite in Primrose Gardens, one in Terrace West and one in the Pavilion. Rates and booking information can be found below.

There are a few important details for you to note:

  • All bookings are made with Angela at Reception – 604.851.4000
  • Until November 15th, reservations for the Christmas Season (Dec 1st – Jan 7th) will be available only to residents of the building in which the Guest Suite is located. After November 15th, any available suite can be booked.
  • Please contact Reception if you h ave any questions regarding the Guest Suites.

We ask for your patience as we are reopening our Guest Suites. We are glad to offer this service to you, and we will address any hiccups as we go along and learn the booking system. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Leonard Klassen, Interim Manager of Independent & Supportive Living (604.851.4006).

Guest Suite Descriptions and Rates

There are three guest suites available on campus for bookings. Rates are inclusive of all taxes/fees, including parking.  Occupancy Limits may be adjusted depending on age of children (if applicable). A 1-night stay surcharge of $40 will be added to stays less than 2 nights.

Pavilion (Suite 222) – Bachelor Suite
2023 Rate:   $90/night
Occupancy Limit:   4

Full Kitchen (no dishwasher), Dishes, Dining Table w/ 2 chairs, Queen Bed, Pull Out Bed, Futon/Couch, TV, Individual coffee pot, toaster, microwave, Full Bath w/ tub, Portable Fan

Terrace West (Suite 102) – Bachelor Suite
2023 Rate:   $90/night
Occupancy Limit:   2

Queen Bed, Couch, TV, Small Desk/Table w/ chair, Full Bath w/ tub, Individual Coffee Pot, Patio, Fan, bar fridge, microwave (NO full kitchen)

Primrose Gardens (Suite 211) – 1 Bedroom Suite
2023 Rate:   $125/night
Occupancy Limit:   4

Queen Deluxe bed, Pull out Couch, Bathroom w/ Shower, Full Kitchen (no dishwasher), Dishes, Small Dining Table w/ 2 chairs, Individual Coffee Pot, Kettle, Toaster, Microwave, 2 Portable Fans

Join us for tea! Celebrating 70 years of care at Menno Place

You’re invited!

For 70 years Menno Place has provided hope, dignity, and compassion to more than 25,000 seniors in Abbotsford.  Secure in that legacy of care now it’s time to build for the generations to come.

Please join us as we celebrate 70 years of trusted care with a tea reception on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Come and go from 1pm – 3pm in the Menno Hospital Chapel (32945 Marshall Road, complimentary parking).

At Menno Place it’s not just about a bed, food, and medical care. It’s about the incredible staff, volunteers, and donors who make it possible for our 700 residents to live their best lives.

Come join us as we celebrate this milestone and look forward to another 70 years of compassionate Christian care for the seniors in our community.

Reserve your free ticket at Eventbrite:

Menno Place Celebrates 70 Years! from Menno Place on Vimeo.