Preventing the Flu

As winter continues, it seems the topic on everyone’s mind is the Flu Virus. It is not uncommon to hear stories at your workplace, children’s school, or other organization concerning cases of people staying home because of flu symptoms. This week on the Village Blog, we go over some of the basic ways to protect yourself from the flu and prevent the spreading of germs during the Flu Viruses busiest season.

Living with Dementia

January is Alzheimer's Awareness month, and the theme presented by the Alzheimer's Society of Canada this year is "Yes, I live with Dementia. Let me help you understand." The goal of this campaign is to share stories of those affected by dementia to reduce stigma and increase understanding about life with the disease.

To participate in the campaign, Grace Village has asked Terry Skeats, whose wife lives at Grace Village, to share more on his journey and what he has learnt from caring for his wife through her years with Alzheimer's Disease. 

Fitness for Seniors

At Grace Village, the overall Health & Wellness of the residents is our top priority. That’s why we pride ourselves on our phenomenal care staff, but that’s also why it was important for us to include Fitness as a big goal for our residents for 2020.

Having a Senior Moment

Have you ever heard the saying “Having a senior moment” when talking about memory loss? How about hearing Alzheimer’s referred to as “Old-timers”? Many things in our society would lead you to believe that Dementia is a normal part of the aging process, however this is not the case. Not all older adults develop a form of Dementia. Not all older adults with memory problems are caused by Dementia. Other problems include regular aging, medical conditions, and emotional problems.

Recreation and Leisure 2019 Lookback

As the new year approaches, we naturally start reflecting back on the past year and all the things we have seen and done. The Recreation and Leisure department at Grace Village is busy all year!

Who Should Get the Flu Shot

November 1st launches the Annual Flu Vaccine Campaign of 2019-2020. Grace Village will again participate on November 6th by hosting our own Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic. Having the flu shot is your best defence against the flu. It can save lives, protect against sickness and shields those people close to you.

The Value of Volunteering

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

This week on the Village Blog we wanted to share about why Volunteering can be so beneficial to YOU!

 

Benefits of Being a Teaching Environment

Over the course of a year, Grace Village welcomes over 100 different students in a wide range of programs. Young people have been back in class for about a month now, so this week on the Village Blog we wanted to share about how this opportunity impacts us as an organization, and how this in turn benefits the students.

Summer Students at Grace Village

Grace Village was pleased to welcome two Summer Students this year, Khalilah & Cleo. We asked them to share a little about their roles, and what they enjoyed about being part of our team!

(Photos: On the left, Khalilah enjoys an outing to Coaticook Ice Cream with a resident. On the right, Cleo (right) works with a volunteer serving Waffles in the Bistro.)