October 2019 Newsletter

Be sure to join us for our Harvest Luncheon on Friday, October 18th
Lunch will include soup and sandwich with dessert and a beverage for $8.00. The luncheon will be held between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the front lounge. All money raised will go to our Volunteer Fund. Please let the Activation Department know if you are planning to attend, so your loved one can join you for lunch.
Also, Geri Fashions will be here with their mobile clothing store from 10-3, so you can do a little shopping. Call the Activation Dept. at 519-627-1663 or email brittanyv@fairfieldpark.ca to reserve a table.
Tickets are still available for our wine basket and table draw – $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Win a basket of wine and a hand-made folding table!

A voting poll station will be open on-site at Fairfield Park from 4:15pm-7:15pm on Monday, October 21st, 2019 for any resident living in our long-term care home to be able to vote on-site. This station is only open to residents of the home.

On October 23rd, 2019 please join us from 6-7pm to listen to a presentation by the Alzheimer Society regarding “Memory Tips & Tricks”. Tara Seney, Public Education Manager will share with us topics about the 10 warning signs, memory aids & tools, tools to help us remember to take medications, day-to-day memory strategies & ROPES strategies.  This education is open for anyone in the community to attend, so please spread the word!

Our Annual Terry Fox Walk and Roll on September 20th was a huge success! We more than doubled our goal and raised $420.25 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you to all of the family members, staff and volunteers who made it out for a walk around the building. We were able to take 92 residents out for a walk – that’s almost 30 miles!

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Public Health Ontario’s Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee has recommended that visitors be vaccinated against influenza.  Although influenza and other respiratory virus infection outbreaks occur in long term care homes throughout the year, they are more common in the late fall to the early spring.  Our residents, even when vaccinated are particularly vulnerable due to their frailty, weakened immune systems, chronic diseases and communal living.  Visitors are asked to refrain from visiting if they are having any respiratory symptoms or not feeling well, even though they have had the influenza vaccination. Good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (i.e. covering mouth when coughing/sneezing) should be practiced by all. 

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

We would love to be spooked by your little ghosts and goblins on Halloween! There will be treats for any trick or treaters by the front door.

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