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  • APRIL 2015

    The Hamlets Herald Dear Readers, 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)!

    Jason Villanueva Recreation Manager Evergreen Hamlets at Fleetwood Communities where Health & Happiness are a Way of Life Tel: 604-597-7906 (x400) Fax: 604-597-9025

    What’s Inside…

    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

    April 2015

    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

    OLD TOPICS

     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.

    CURRENT TOPICS

     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

    NEW TOPICS

     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 &

    Roll History”

     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

    weather improves.

     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

    Weekend  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

    MENU COMMITTEE

  • 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.

    FUNNY PICTURE

    1.Why is it easy for little baby

    chicks to talk?

    2.What comes at the end of

    Easter?

    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

    hole?

    (ANSWERS FOUND ON BOTTOM)

    1. Because talk is CHEEP. 2.The letter “R”

    3. A receding HARE-line! 4. A hot-crossed Bunny

    1. MEDITATE

    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!

  • UPCOMING PROGRAMS

    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 delicious appetizers!

    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. !

  • COMMUNITY CORNER

    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)

    R.A.C.E. Protocol:

    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-

    dure.

    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

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