Menno Place Video: Welcome Home

Watch and enjoy this joyful Menno Place video filmed last summer on our campus of care! Be sure to share the video from our Facebook page!

In Person Family & Friends Council Returns!

On September 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will start to meet in person again! 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).

If you plan to attend in person:

• You will need to be vaccinated
• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby
• Please wear masks during the meeting

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 or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 232 592 692 764
Passcode: S8MP9Z
Or call in (audio only)
+1 778-731-1352,,50679340# Canada, Port Moody
Phone Conference ID: 506 793 40#

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 Recreation/Volunteer Manager Linda Weatherly and Menno Home and Hospital Life Enrichment Coordinator Garry Janzen. Linda will be sharing her role, as well as discussing family volunteer opportunities at Menno Place. Garry will be sharing about the admissions process, as well wound care that is provided at Menno. We would love to hear your feedback regarding admissions and wound care.

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.

Resident Council Meeting Minutes – Menno Hospital June 2022

UPDATED with the correct PDF. The Menno Hospital Resident Council met in June. You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.

Menno Home Resident Council Minutes – June 7 2022

The Menno Home Resident Council met on June 2 (W2) and June 7 (W1). You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.

Friends and Family Council Meeting – June 16 2022 – 2:30pm

On June 16, 2022, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting via Microsoft TEAMS (online Video). Please click the following 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, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.

JUNE 16TH AT 2:30PM PST

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 778-731-1352,,923115380# Canada, Port Moody
Phone Conference ID: 923 115 380#

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. We will be having our Director of Community Enrichment, Sharon Simpson and Recreation/Volunteer Manager Linda Weatherly join us as our guest speakers. Sharon and Linda will be discussing their roles, as well as how families can be involved in our resident’s lives within their departments.

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.

Another Great Outcome!

From May 2 – 5, 2022 Menno Place was audited by the BC Municipal Safety Association to determine the status of our Occupational Health and Safety Program. This is a voluntary audit that Menno Place chooses to have done each year to ensure we meet and exceed the safety standards required by WorkSafeBC.

We are very pleased that we passed with flying colors – with a final score of 94%! This is an exceptional outcome, considering the extra staffing challenges and safety requirements we have gone through this past year.

Thanks to all our team members, supervisors, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members, and the entire leadership team for your dedication and commitment to Safety at Menno Place!

Come Join Us for the Summer!

Menno Place is inviting friends and family of our staff and residents to apply for various summer positions funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Each position is a temporary 8 week full time position funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program (there is a possibility of permanent employment). As with all employees, the worker in this position is required to have a commitment to the vision, mission and values of Menno Place performing duties following Menno Place policies and procedures and ensuring the provision of Resident and Family Centred Care (RFCC) while safeguarding staff and residents.

Each position requires teamwork, communication and cooperation. It is the expectation that the individual contributes to a positive, safe working environment, takes instruction well and cooperates with their supervisor and co-workers. This person manages their time well and participates in continuous quality improvement of services provided.

Please apply if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
• Food Service Helper
• Accounting Clerk
• Recreation Therapy Assistants

Your resume must clearly state which position you are applying for. All resumes can be sent to recruitment@mennoplace.ca. If you are referred by one of our employees please write their name as well.  Learn more about these positions by downloading the info sheet here.

Required: Criminal Record Check, TB screen, COVID-19 vaccination and influenza immunization.

As per the Canada Summer Jobs requirement, the participant must be:
• Between 15-30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
• A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
*international students are not eligible.

2022 Walk for Alzheimer’s

After almost two years of navigating this virtual world, Menno Place is excited to announce, the 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, returning to Abbotsford on Sunday May 29, 2022!

The Walk is a way Menno Place can celebrate and remember people in our lives who have been affected by dementia, while we raise valuable funds and awareness to create change in our community.

The Walk is the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s flagship fundraising event and a great way for family, friends and the staff at Menno Place to demonstrate leadership in our community by stepping up and showing we care!

If you would like to take part in the Walk, encourage your family and/or co-workers to fundraise and participate! To register as an individual or a team, visit the Walk website at www.walkforalzheimers.ca.

Location: Gardner Park, 31070 Gardner Ave, Abbotsford (Note: The entrance to the park and parking area is off of Livingstone Avenue.)

Route information: There will have three routes (all under 300 meters), one wheelchair accessible and two gravel loops around the park.
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Registration time: 11 a.m. Walk time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Contact: Jordan Penner | Mitchell Wiens

Go to: www.walkforalzheimers.ca to sign up!

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 26, 2022

MENNO HOSPITAL E2: SCENARIO 3 (April 26, 2022)

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 12 Active COVID positive residents (11 off isolation)

  • Symptomatic residents and residents who test positive are placed on isolation/droplet precautions.
  • Staff required to wear goggles on affected unit.
  • Active screening for staff and residents twice a day
  • Group activities on the affected unit are stopped.
  • Communal dining on the affected unit is stopped
  • An Outbreak response lead will be assigned to E2 Hospital
  • Social visitation is on hold. Essential visit may continue.

MENNO PLACE COVID UPDATE – April 14, 2022

APRIL 14, 2022

Scenario Protocols (1, 2, 3) – CLICK HERE

MENNO HOME E1: Monitoring is complete!

Everything returns to usual COVID-era protocols. Dining and activities are open and visitors are welcome.

 

 

 

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MENNO HOME W1: Enhanced Monitoring (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5  (0 STAFF/ 5 RESIDENT)

Protocols:
  • Twice daily symptom screening for  staff and residents
  • Staff are cohorted and will use separate break rooms
  • Staff must wear goggles in addition to masks
  • Communal dining and group activities stop
  • Residents who test positive are isolated
  • Social visits can continue

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MENNO HOSPITAL E2: ENHANCED MONITORING (April 11, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 3  (0 STAFF/ 3 RESIDENTS)

  • Active screening twice a day for staff and residents
  • Staff entering the unit MUST wear masks and goggles
  • Communal dining and group activities are stopped
  • Essential and social visits continue as before
  • Continue with Admission and transfer
  • Cohort staff to East 2. Staff can continue to use main entrance provided that meticulous handwashing is done.

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PRIMROSE GARDENS:  SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (March 22, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 5 (0 STAFF /5 RESIDENTS)

The residents who tested positive are self-isolating. There are no other changes for Primrose Gardens at this time.

  • Staff and residents will be screened twice a day
  • The dining room remains open
  • Recreation activities continue
  • Visitors are welcome

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PAVILION: SELF-MONITORING – Scenario 1 (April 7, 2022)

NO NEW CASES

TOTAL COVID POSITIVE CASES = 1 (1 STAFF / 0 RESIDENTS)

There are no changes for Pavilion residents at this time. The dining room and activities stay open and visitors are welcome.