To celebrate September as Continuing Care Month, residents and staff of four nursing homes - Grand View Manor, North Hills, Grace Haven and New Visions - attended a combined dinner and dance at the Wandlyn. From left are Kandy Pemberton and Annette McCann, New Visions; Cliff MacCormick, North Hills; Emma Morton, Grand View Manor and Barbara Clark, Grace Haven. Submitted
September was busy here at Grand View Manor in Berwick, and the weather enabled us to get outside in the garden. We had a garden party with Ed Coleman playing the bagpipes. This made for a very enjoyable afternoon in the garden.
Thanks to donations of tomatoes and cucumbers we were also busy pickling. The residents really enjoyed cutting up the vegetables, smelling them cooking and having them with their meals.
Doug Hale was in for a back-to-school afternoon. We had our own Terry Fox walk, taking residents out for walks, and approximately $300 was raised.
Gala Days always brightens things up with all its activities. We are so fortunate to have three of the events right here at GVM. If they were not here, our residents would not be able to see or appreciate all the work that goes into the event. The princesses came to the manor for a meet and greet and walk about, so most residents got a chance to see the girls. The fireworks were wonderful, as usual, and having the parade line up here enables residents to see some of the floats.
We had a Labour Day picnic.
We had a grandparent tea to celebrate, with the oldest grandparent from each unit being acknowledged.
We had apple days with a visit from Dandy Apple and Granny Apple. Fred Walsh had a very interesting apple talk. We also had an apple recipe contest. Myrna Hayes won first place with her Apply Pandowdy, second was Rev. Judith Saunders with her French Apple Pie and Shirley Ritchie was third with Apple Fritters.
Susan Ueffing travelled from room to room entertaining with her great voice.
We have nine Acadia Divinity students here at Grand View Manor. They visit, do Bible studies and services with residents.
The junior volunteer program has begun. The deadline for registration was Sept. 22. This is for youth ages 14 and up and is a two hour per week commitment. This will not go on all year; if youth are interested they must notify Lynn Hardy as soon as possible.
We have set the date for our craft sale: Friday evening, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. Anyone wishing to book a table, please contact
Lynn Hardy. This is a fundraiser for resident programs and activities.
We also welcome two new volunteers: Helen North and Diane Coleman. Our chaplain, Rev. Judy Saunders, is still looking for people to help transport residents to and from her Sunday afternoon services. Regular volunteers are needed for daily programs. We are still looking for groups or individuals to play music for our residents preferably during the day. Residents really enjoy music. Anyone who might have a few hours free they would like to share with residents, please call Lynn Hardy.