BATHING WILL BE EASIER THANKS TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #289

Over the years, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #289 in Tsawwassen has generously provided KinVillage with donations to purchase items for our Care Home, enhancing the quality of care and life for residents.  We truly appreciate the Legion’s support as we continue to respond to the increasing needs of our residents and aging facilities.

This year, our priority is to widen the doorway to a bathing room.  The current door width is less than the standard 36 inches that allows access for residents using wider wheelchairs.  A widened doorway on the first floor room will benefit residents in larger wheelchairs who will no longer need to be transported as far, and to another floor, to be bathed.   This indirectly benefits other residents as well as the bathing rooms on both floors can be more effectively utilized.

Our sincere thanks to the Members of Branch 289 for their generous $3,500 donation, enabling us to make this improvement for residents.

BUTTERFLY RELEASE EVENT

In partnership with BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC, KinVillage Association hosted a butterfly release together with 24 care homes across the province on the afternoon of July 30.

A number of residents from KinVillage took part in releasing the painted lady butterflies out into the world on this beautiful, sunny day. This was an emotional and meaningful event that was coordinated to honor the memory of those we have lost to COVID-19, while also acknowledging those who have survived.

The event wrapped up on a more lighthearted note with the residents enjoying some iced tea and butterfly shaped cookies.

More information on the event can be found at: https://bccare.ca/2021/07/province-wide-butterly-release-event-to-honour-memory-of-covid-19-victims/

Sitting Pretty in West Court Care Home Courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion #289

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #289, Tsawwassen just prior to the beginning of the pandemic, thoughtfully donated $3,000 to KinVillage so we could purchase two comfortable, cushioned benches to provide a comfortable place to sit for our residents in the care home.

The front lobby of our care home has become a hub of socially distanced activity such as visiting with friends, listening to music and socializing – special thanks to our visitor hosts who provide personal one-on-one care such as manicures – which the men have also been enjoying!

The Legion’s gift enhances the care home’s furnishings and provides comfortable resting areas for our care home residents and also in time, families and visitors.

Thank you so much to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #289, Tsawwassen and it’s members for its vital and consistent support in helping us deliver services to older adults in South Delta for 40 years.

Staying Cozy This Winter Thanks to the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions!

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Members of the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club for the Club’s kind donation of $1,000 to KinVillage’s West Court Care Home.

As we have done in recent years, we have once again used the Lions’ gift to enhance the furnishings in our care home. We recently purchased a new electric fireplace for the corner lounge on the 2nd floor. This is an area enjoyed by residents and the fireplace contributes to making it a more warm and welcoming space.

Our new fireplace looked terrific decked out for Halloween and we are looking forward to makIng this area the centrepiece of our Christmas decor!

KinVillage Community Centre’s Annual Book Sale

It’s that time of year again!!! KinVillage Community Centre’s Annual Book Sale is coming soon! We appreciate your donations in support of this super popular, annual event. 

A warm welcome to the new Seniors Community Connector for South Delta

We are delighted to let you know that Genevieve Smith has joined KinVillage on as the new Seniors Community Connector for South Delta.

Genevieve will be reaching out to identify older adults at risk of frailty and developing with each, a wellness plan that connects them to community-based seniors’ support services and programs. Thanks to the support of the United Way, this position is coming to our community, and we are  not only pleased to host it, we know this will be a great project and benefit so many!

Genevieve is a South Delta resident and brings years of experience working with seniors in different capacities at Seniors First BC. 

THANK YOU RICK’S HEART FOUNDATION!

 

West Court is very grateful to Rick’s Heart Foundation for funding
the Heart For Music program for the enjoyment of residents living in West Court. We received an incredible donation of Ipods, mp3 players and much more – in addition to funds to start our music program! Residents will now be able to access their favorite recorded music using our new digital devices and headphones in a calmer social environment.

We are looking forward to getting this project up running early in the New Year and offer residents this joyful and fulfilling experience.

Thank you TOOB!

TOOB has generously donated $2,000 towards the purchase of new outdoor furniture for the residents of North Court to enjoy barbeques, celebrations as well a place to sit and visit with friends and neighbours during the warm days of the spring and summer months.

TOOB has generously donated $2,000 towards the purchase of new outdoor furniture for the residents of North Court to enjoy barbeques, celebrations as well a place to sit and visit with friends and neighbours during the warm days of the spring and summer months.

TOOB is a wonderful supporter of KinVillage and its residents and we are grateful for all of their generous contributions over the years. They truly care about those who live at KinVillage and we are thankful for their postive impact on our community as well as the South Delta community at large.

 

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/