The Hamlets Herald
We are now gearing up
for the month of April,
which promises an exciting
Activity Calendar that is
packed with new programs
and will allow us to enjoy
the beautiful Spring weather
on select days! Evergreen Hamlets also
anticipates the Vancouver Aquarium bringing
a special exhibit called “AquaZone” to our
home on April 14th!
Easter will be recognized in many special
ways this year: We will be having our
traditional Easter Egg Hunt and many Easter
Trivia/Information Sessions to choose from!
Additionally, Spiritual programs is offered
throughout April, concluding with a special
educational program called “Diversity in
Religion”! Please see our Activity Calendar
for more information!
Resident /Family involvement and
awareness are critical to us meeting best
practice standards. Alongside our
“Community Corner” bulletins, families and
guests are welcome to inquire about
educational opportunities with our Care
Manager, Diane Cameron (ext. 166)!
Evergreen Hamlets at Fleetwood
Communities where Health & Happiness are a Way of Life
Tel: 604-597-7906 (x400) Fax: 604-597-9025
Message from the RM Page 1
Resident Council Minutes Page 2
Fun Corner Page 3
Upcoming Programs Page 4
Seen Around The Hamlets Page 5
Community Corner Page 6
April Observances & Fun Facts
recognizes the following
Stress Awareness Month
Easter (April 5th)
World Health Day (April 7th)
Birthstone Diamond & Crystal
April Flower Daisy & Sweet Pea
Astrological Signs Aries (till 19th) & Taurus (20th)
RESIDENT COUNCIL MINUTES
Staff present: Amy, Michelle
Previous concern regarding items being moved while
rooms are cleaned was addressed. Council under-
stands that Housekeeping Dept. will try their best to
put things back as they were, while they clean.
The “Act It Out” program has been moved to April due
to a scheduling conflict.
The Scripture program was well received this month.
Some residents expressed interest in having future
Spiritual programs .
Music Therapy has been going well. The therapist has
been playing new songs and accommodating more
requests which is greatly appreciated.
The Valentine’s Day performer was a hit—would like
to have her back again. St. Patrick’s Day performer
had mixed reviews and will be reconsidered.
No new Resident Safety Concerns were mentioned
The Vancouver Aquarium will be coming to Evergreen
in April. Two small groups will be determined for this
New ideas for information sessions include “Rock &
A new “Rock’n’Roll Jeopardy” program was suggested.
Residents have been enjoying Active Games. Would
like to see more Noodle Sports and Bocce when the
Lunch Outing: Olive Garden is voted for.
Take Out Dinner: Subway is voted for.
What is Resident Council?
An open-group council comprised of residents,
staff and families who collectively brainstorm
& discuss all areas including, but not limited to:
Resident Care, Activities, Safety, & Food!
Staff present: Chrissie (Dietician)
There will be two special meals for Easter
Dinner on Good Friday will be Mexican
Food with soft tacos, refried beans
Dinner on Easter Sunday will be the
traditional Ham dinner with scalloped
potatoes and hot cross buns for dessert
Pad Thai was very popular and will be added
to the regular menu for the summer
Residents expressed an interest in having
sourdough bread for some meals instead of
the usual choices
FUN CORNER “Fun Corner” contains various articles, pictures, and
updates from Residents and Staff at Evergreen
Hamlets! If you wish to contribute something,
please let the Recreation Department know! APRIL BIRTHDAYS
Mary M. Karol S.
Bill C. Michael L.
Sylvia H. Diane C.
1.Why is it easy for little baby
chicks to talk?
2.What comes at the end of
3.What are 45 rabbits in a row,
all marching backwards called?
4.What do you get when you
pour hot water down a rabbits
(ANSWERS FOUND ON BOTTOM)
1. Because talk is CHEEP. 2.The letter “R”
3. A receding HARE-line! 4. A hot-crossed Bunny
2. DEEP BREATHING
3. REFOCUS AND SPEND TIME IN THE
MOMENT/ FOCUS ON YOUR SENSES
4. REACHING OUT TO OTHERS (i.e. friends)
5. TUNE IN TO YOUR BODY and MIND!
6. HEAT WRAP or MASSAGER
7. LAUGH OUT LOUD!
8. LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC
9. GET MOVING/ BE ACTIVE!
10. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! BE GRATEFUL
TOP TEN STRESS RELIEVERS!
Program: Vancouver Aquarium Aqua Zone
When: April 14th
For the first time at Evergreen Hamlets,
the Vancouver Aquarium will be offering
their special “Aqua Zone” program where
various marine artifacts will be shown and
discussed, as well as select live marine
animals: i.e. sea urchins, hermit crabs etc.
for us to see and learn about
Program: Stress Management Exercises & Games
When: April 16th at 1:00pm
In this small group program, our
participants will engage in various Drama
improv games, brainstorm in discussion
forums and practice stress reduction
techniques. Join us as we learn about
ways to handle daily stresses and
recognize Stress Awareness Month!
Program: Diversity in Religion
When: April 29th, 2015 at 3:00pm
In this educational program, our
participants will have the opportunity to
learn about different religious practices
and beliefs. Opportunities for meaningful
sharings and stories will also be provided .
At the end of the program, we hope for
our group to be spiritually nourished!
SEEN AROUND THE HAMLETS
Michelle (Recreation) and Donald
are seen here making “Pot O’
Gold” door hangers for our St.
Patrick’s Day Arts & Crafts
program! They definitely added
some colour to the floors!
Sandra is seen all decked out
in green and participating in
the special St. Patrick’s Day
Social event complete with
lively Irish music, and
Laura (far right) is absolutely
thrilled to have her family
join her in the wonderful St.
Paddy’s Day festivities!
Trever and Anna (Care Aide) are
posing for the camera as they
dance to the Irish music during
our social event! Who are these two photogenic
people? Ileana and Ken are taking
time in between their crafts
project to smile for the camera!
YUMMY...and HEALTHY! Here we
see the delicious Smoothie that
our participants made to
recognize National Nutrition
Month! We made it from a blend
of Spinach, Pineapple, Kale,
Mango and Greek Yogurt! Have a picture you
wish to share? Please
forward to Jason in
the Recreation Dept. !
In this month’s “Community Corner”, we would
like to inform families on the Fire Safety
protocol that Evergreen Hamlets has in place for all Residents, Staff and Visitors:
**PERSON DISCOVERING FIRE** (Staff)
1. R – Rescue: Move those in immediate danger to an area of safety
2. A – Activate Alarm: Pull nearest manual pull station
3. C – Contain: Close all doors in area to slow spread of smoke/fire
4. E – Extinguish or Evacuate: Use Fire Extinguisher to put out fire (if safe)
All residents are relocated to a safe zone, and all residents accounted for. Staff search
each room on the Hamlet, close all doors and windows, and tag each door with either
“Occupied” (red) or “Unoccupied” (yellow) door tag, to aid in the event the Fire Depart-
ment coordinates a full evacuation.
**WHEN ALARM SOUNDS** (RN and RCA on James Dean Hamlet)
RN on site and Care Aide from J.D. Hamlet immediately attend at Main Fire Panel in
entrance to Building 100 to determine location of Alarm. “CODE RED” and fire
building location are repeated clearly 3 times over P.A. system.
RN assigns person to await Fire Department arrival, and will investigate fire location.
RN to take charge at location of fire, and direct arriving staff as per R.A.C.E. proce-
RN to announce any updates through P.A. system
**ALL OTHER STAFF**
- Check nearest annunciator panel for nature of alarm. If alarm is in their area,
immediately inspect. Follow R.A.C