Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions continue their support of KinVillage.

Steve Scott, Secretary of Lions Club, Bettina Salina, KinVillage’s Director of Wellness, KinVillage CEO, Donna Ellis & Kim Carswell, President, Lions Club.

The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions club generously donated $1,000 towards a sleeper bed for family members to use for staying overnight with their loved ones living in West Court Care Home.

The Lions club has always been so supportive of the KinVillage residents and their family members. We are grateful to the Lions once again for their generous donations present and past.

KinVillage Community Centre – Best Community Entry Winners!

We are all so proud of these wonderful members of KinVillage Community Centre! Thanks to their energetic and pumped up parade presence, KinVillage Community Centre won the Best Community Entry in the 2019 Tsawwassen Sun Festival Parade! Congratulations Ladies!

These fun and welcoming ladies are also regulars at the variety of weekly exercise and dance classes offered at the KinVillage Community Centre – Check out the weekly schedules for all of our Community Centre Programs here: https://kinvillage.org/community-centre/programs/

Thank you once again to TOOB for their generous donations to our West Court courtyard garden!

Representing TOOBs, Dale Pitts presents their generous donation to Sue Satterthwaite,
KinVillage Communications & EA

As a not-for-profit society serving older adults in Tsawwassen, KinVillage relies on the generous support of the community to help enhance the lives of its residents, clients and members. 

TOOB, (Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards), recent presentation of a cheque for $2,000 towards the purchase of two new outdoor benches for our courtyard  brings their contributions to KinVillage to over $28,000 over the last several years.   We know that residents of our care home, their families and other visitors, will enjoy sitting on them while enjoying the garden views. 

Donna Ellis, CEO, says “We are, as always, so thankful to TOOB for always thinking of KinVillage and our residents’ comfort and enjoyment!”

Team KinVillage joins the South Delta Walk for Alzheimer’s






Team KinVillage 2019

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Team KinVillage, alongside of hundreds of other South Delta residents, joined the fight against Alzheimer’s by walking in the 1st Inaugural South Delta Walk for Alzheimer’s.   KinVillage was also proud to be a sponsor for the first ever South Delta Walk for Alzheimer’s event.

This year’s South Delta Walk Honourable Guests were Ron and Geramy Powell, members of not only the South Delta community, but as a current participants in KinVillage’s Day Program for Adults, Ron and his wife Geramy are also an important part of the KinVillage community!

Team KinVillage raised $2,344.00 towards local support and learning opportunities for people living with dementia and their families and to enable further research into the causes and a cure. So far, the South Delta Walk for Alzheimer’s raised over $33,000.00 in online donations alone.

Thank you to everyone who supported Team KinVillage by donating so generously!  We are looking forward to next year’s Walk which we are sure will be even more successful. 

BC Care Provider of the Year (Assisted Living) Awards Finalist…. Brian Winger!

Brian Winger
KinVillage Assisted Living

Every year, the BC Care Awards celebrate care providers who go above and beyond delivering care to our seniors. This year our very own, Brian Winger, was a finalist for this prestigious award. Here is why Brian was nominated for this award:

For Brian, his work at KinVillage is deeply personal. He gives 200% because he genuinely cares for and about the assisted living residents. He knows that what he does and how he does it will make a difference in their day. It’s why he’s here.

He supports residents to live their lives fully by offering creative and appealing programs designed to enhance physical, cognitive, spiritual, social and emotional health. He reminds and gently encourages residents to participate. He continually adapts and changes programs and activities in response to changing resident needs and to their feedback and input.

He is fun and full of surprises. He is compassionate and kind, always and to everyone. He makes our residence a home and welcomes every resident to it as part of the family and every visitor as a friend.

Brian has consistently provided high quality recreation services at KinVillage for over 12 years, never faltering in his dedication. He is very much deserving of this award; each and every resident living in the Assisted Living Residence would without doubt say the same.

The residents, staff, and family members would be thrilled if Brian was to be formally recognized for all his contributions and his dedication.

Congratulations Brian!

Thank you to the Legion Branch #289

As a registered charity serving older adults in Tsawwassen, KinVillage relies on the generous support of the community to help enhance the lives of its residents, clients and members.

Tsawwassen Royal Canadian Legion Branch 289’s recent presentation of a $3,000 cheque to KinVillage brings its total contributions to more than $20,000 over the past 8 years.  The Legion’s financial assistance has allowed KinVillage to purchase a wide range of equipment and furnishings – from comfortable seating for KinVillage’s Care Home residents, an able walker for its Rehab program, outdoor garden tables, a barbecue, and TVs – to this year’s acquisition of a specialty mattress designed to prevent injury and promote comfort and safety for Care Home residents at risk of developing pressure ulcers.  All of these purchases, made through the Tsawwassen Legion’s continued generosity, benefit those who call KinVillage home, and their visitors.

As always, we are grateful to the Legion for its contributions – when we identify a need, it is there to help!

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(from L to R) Lloyd Jones (Tsawwassen Royal Legion #289), Bill Bains (President – Tsawwassen Royal Legion #289), John Lusted (Director of Recreation, KinVillage), Nadine Brown (Clinical Practice Leader, KinVillage), Brian Elsey (Tsawwassen Royal Legion #289)

Delta Cup Dance Sport Gala – Roger & Sheri Everett

Congratulations to former board member Roger Everett, and his wife Sherry winning in 3 open bronze categories at the Delta Cup! They won bronze in international waltz, quickstep, and tango. Way to go!

Roger & Sherry Everett - photo by Ivo Dimitrov

Roger & Sherry Everett – photo by Ivo Dimitrov

Delta Cup Dancesport Gala at KinVillage!

delta-dance-2017Delta Cup Dancesport Gala is taking place from October 7th to 8th, and features a whole weekend of incredible ballroom dance performances. From kids events to seniors, you’ll see exceptional demonstrations of great dancing, such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, Mambo, Bolero, Swing, Salsa and more.

This event is a fund-raiser that supports KinVillage. This year’s event features a Formation Team competition on Saturday evening where entire teams of up to 24 competitors put on a show dance. At 13 teams involved, it is the largest formation team competition in Canada.

In addition, Delta Cup brings in one of the top professional couples in the world. They will present 10 spectacular dance performances spread out over both evening sessions.ddance

Tickets are $45 for evening sessions or $25 for Sunday daytime (Saturday daytime session is now sold out). Buenos Dias cafe will be open during the daytime sessions so that you can grab a bite to eat during the event. For more details or to buy tickets, visit www.deltacup.dance or phone 604-657-1351

New Bingo Machine for KinVillage Community Centre

Thanks to everyone that purchased Grand Raffle tickets earlier this year, we were able to purchase a new bingo machine!

The Grand Raffle winners were:
1st prize – Rita Papworth
2nd prize – Mike Rickaby
3rd prize – Chris Dirk

The biggest winner of all, however, is KinVillage Community Centre. Through the generosity of raffle ticket buyers, we were able to use the $4,278 raised to purchase a new bingo system. Since our old system was breaking down, the new one came just in time. This new system is computerized so that the various styles of games come up on the board with a touch of a key on the computer keyboard. Everyone is loving it!

 

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A Festive Oasis for KinVillage Residents

On a cold December 14th, KinVillage residents and management joined members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in officially recognizing Rotary Corner.  This oasis, currently decked out for the festive season and located at 12th Avenue and 54A Street is a convenient resting spot for residents walking between KinVillage and Tsawwassen Town Centre.

KinVillage Board Director, Peter Dandyk, designed this area as part of the Brio Development, for which he was the Architect, and gained support to build it from the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, of which he is a long-standing, active member.

As John Lusted, KinVillage’s Director of Recreation noted while those gathered enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate at the Corner:  “We applaud Peter’s efforts and the contribution of the Rotary Club.  Rotary Corner provides a pleasant seating area and is especially valued by KinVillage residents and members who may appreciate a little rest when coming from or going to KinVillage.”

Thanks Peter for helping make Tsawwassen a more elder-friendly community!

KinVillage’s Assisted Living housing provides a secure and caring environment. Its services make it possible to live a very high quality of life with inclusions of health and wellness support.

Hospitality services include two meals a day, ½ HR housekeeping and flat linens and towels laundered.

Care services include daytime Nurse onsite, night time Care Aid, a 24-hour response for health care needs, medication and health care assistance. Personal care services are also available to assist residents with daily living tasks.

Recreational services include a dedicated program run by a Recreation Coordinator onsite. Various daily scheduled activities are coordinated for anyone who wishes to participate.

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Overview of Services

The assisted living apartments at KinVillage provide seniors with a level of service and support that provides security and autonomy. Here is an overview of what is included:

MEALS

  • Two meals per day are provided in the dining room located on the first floor. Serving times allow for reasonable flexibility and snacks and beverages are available. Breakfast is available for an additional $2.00.
  • A variety of food choices are offered in order to accommodate preference. Diets with special needs are also provided. Staff will have access to consultation with professionals who can provide advice on the therapeutic diet requirements of individual tenants.
  • Tenants experiencing episodic illness or injury may have meals delivered to their room for a limited time.

Laundry

  • Sheets and towels are laundered once per week. If residents are unable to do their personal laundry using the laundry rooms on each floor, and additional laundry service is available for a fee.

housekeeping

  • Approx. ½ hour of suite cleaning and bed making once per week at an allotted time.

HEALTH CARE

  • Medication administration and reminders
  • Treatments as necessary
  • 24-hour care staff on-site
  • 24-hour emergency response service with LifeLine (pendant and wall unit in suite)

PERSONAL CARE

  • Skin care, nail care and hair care are all available at additional costs. Residents must book appointments to see the Foot care nurse, hair dresser and dermatologist.

Wellness

It’s easy to stay connected and active at KinVillage. Our “village” includes a senior’s community centre right next door which is also open to all adults in the area! Assisted Living Residents have the best of two words, with access to senior-focused programming through their own program (classes, fitness, dances, billiards, games, outings etc.), they also have access to those offered at the community centre such as events (movies, dances, book sale etc.), the Unique Boutique (gently used clothing store) and the Urban Cafe (well-priced coffee/tea, meals and snacks).

Buildings and Suite Information

There are 4 residential buildings and a senior’s community centre on the KinVillage site. All buildings are close walking distance to one another and quite close to most amenities. Many people walk to do grocery shopping or to health appointments while others make use of the KinVillage shuttle.

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South Court is home to all Assisted Living residents – and it really feels like home. With 68 suites (ranging from 430 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft.), these private, lockable apartments with balconies or patios provide a comfortable, homey environment. Larger suites are available for couples.

This is an extremely friendly place where friendships flourish, interests grow and people enjoy life. All apartments are self-contained unfurnished one bedroom suites with safe bathroom features, a full kitchen, living/dining area and a balcony or patio. LifeLine provides help and security with a wearable pendant and wall mounted call unit.

Buildings are non-smoking with designated external areas. While we welcome visits from pets, they are not permitted to live in the suites.

Apply for Housing at KinVillage

To access this government funded housing + health + wellness living option, you must contact the Fraser Health Authority at:

604-953-4965

or