We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style with our festive decor, green outfits and drinks and Irish tunes, with some taking to the dance floor! On the Memory Care floor, Shamrock Shakes were an afternoon delight! This month we also recognized International Women’s Day and welcomed Spring with our Spring flower sale by Sue from UBGreen.  


Residents dancing for St. Patrick's Day


Our 6-week book study is well on its way with our book “Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest” as Joy, Sydney and Marissa lead important discussions about navigating a life-changing illness, how to be fully informed and live well. We are planning on continuing the book study series with another book selection after this session. More information about the next book will be included in the activities calendar.  


Our speakers this month included a researcher from the University of Waterloo who discussed studies on nutrition and aging. We also continued our Falls Prevention Series with this month’s topic of Muscle and Bone Health. We hosted an informative visit from a member of the KW Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada who discussed the solar eclipse and other astronomical facts with us.


crafts from memory care


We were pleased to welcome a speaker from the Alzheimer’s Society to launch a three-part informational series on dementia and caregiving. The session was followed by a lunch gathering to discuss the launch of a Caregiver Group here at the Village for those supporting someone with a dementia diagnosis. Stay tuned for more to come about this!


Our residents on the Memory Care floor got ready for spring with crafts including egg colouring and making homemade treats for the visiting birds. We’re excited about some projects coming together on the Memory Care floor we would like to share! We have been working on creating a cozy nook at the end of the hallway on the Memory Care floor which is coming together. We’ve added comfortable chairs and are working on adding a custom seating bench by the window area to offer seating with a nice view of the park.


Residents decorating eggs

We are also working on adding an exciting programming equipment/technology to the Memory Care lounge called the Tovertafel. The Tover was created in the Netherlands in 2015 as an innovative way to engage those living with dementia. It’s a projector that will be mounted to the ceiling in the lounge that projects many interactive games onto a tabletop with 4 levels of difficulty. We will be offering training sessions for staff and families once installed, stay tuned!

*The Wellness Team