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Community Events Chronicle July 2013

Volunteer Appreciation These volunteers have recently received their volunteer pins for exemplary and faithful service at Kings Way Care Centre over many years. We appreciate them so much, as well as all our volunteers who help bring quality of life to everyone at Kings Way Care Centre. God bless you all!

Jennifer Tobias received a pin for 2708 hours of service from Judy Lane

Tracy Scott presents Heather McCrudy with a pin for 305 hous of service.

Katherine Castonguary received a pin for 611 hours of service from Judy Lane

IMPORTANT NOTICE Summer Hours for the Front Desk Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM CLOSED IN THE AFTERNOON


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Sensory Room in KV Neighborhood It has been 5 years in the planning !! On Wednesday, June 26th, Mayor Driscoll along with our residents, their families and staff joined together in the KV Neighborhood for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony opening our new innovative Sensory Room!!! Congratulations to everyone – from fundraising, designing the room, and building it, etc. You as well as a grant from the Greater Saint John Community Foundation has made the room a reality. .

Lower Party July 27th at 1PM Upper Party July 28th at 2PM

KENNEBECASIS Evelyn Ekstrom July 9th Ronald Craig July 19th

QUISPAMSIS Keith Clowater July 3rd Thelma Giffin July 3rd Helena Hatto July 21st

ROTHESAY George Matthews July 8th Lois Archer July 12th Malcolm McAfee July 15th


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Moments of Joy We have now raised over 50% of our goal for the various projects at Kennebec Manor and Kings Way Care Centre. The Rothesay Kings Rotary Club recently contributed their second installment of $10,000 towards the Outdoor Secure Patio in the KV Neighbourhood – in photo is Incoming President, Andre Welland presenting a cheque to Judy Lane. Two patios will be landscaped beginning very soon. There will be one in the KV Neighbourhood and one in the Rothesay Neighbourhood. The floors need to be leveled first before any landscaping can begin. Very exciting – we will witness the transformation before our eyes. ********************************************************************** Pets in Our Home We all know the benefits of having animals in our midst. Recently, Elaine Shannon of SimplyZen TV paid us a visit to feature our home and pets in an recent episode. It was available on the Bell Aliant Community One Channel during the full week of June 17th. To View please visit: http://www1.bellaliant.net/communityone/ video/ In Loving Memory

Bob Mason Feb 27,1918 - June 21,2013

Welcome to KWCC We are very pleased to introduce a new resident to our home, please introduce yourself and make her feel at home. Irene Margeson Quispamsis Neighborhood


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Family Fun Day Walk--a-thon” on Saturday, June Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for our “Family Fun Day & Walk 15th. The weather again this year was absolutely gorgeous. This year, the money raised is for a new Greenhouse that will be used year round by our Residents. Money is still being contributed, and hopefully we will be close to $5,000 raised. Everyone enjoyed themselves from 1 to 104 years old (our oldest resident). The barbecue was a tasty treat, the children loved the games and Pony Rides and the adults enjoyed watching them. This year’s music, “Country Norm”, coincided with our country theme, and even our resident, Faye Garnett, took the microphone and treated us to a song.

70th Wedding Anniversary Congratulations to Harold & Evelyn Ekstrom in celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 28th, seen here with two of their four children, Debbie & Betty.


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Farewell and Welcome! We are sad to announce Tracy Scott, our Director of Care will be retiring at the end of the summer. Tracy has been with us almost back to the opening of KWCC and has worked for both of our homes. Shortly after arriving, she went on a life changing journey (Eden training) and immediately wanted to spread the many benefits of Eden. Tracy has been the driving force behind this philosophy and wants the very best quality of life for the individuals we serve. She has kept us on track to achieve our Eden certification, the first home in NB to accomplish this. Although Tracy wants to downsize and spend more time with her family / grandchildren, we are very happy that she wants to continue the journey of Eden for our homes. Tracy will be working part time training and coaching staff in Eden as well as helping out on our new Eden project in Millidgeville. We wish Tracy all the best and look forward to continuing the great journey we are on. I am pleased to welcome both Tammy Allaby and Jane Logan to our family. They will both be taking on the role of Director of Care / House Leader over the summer. Tammy was born in Fredericton, NB but grew up in beautiful Cambridge Narrows. She earned her diploma in Nursing from the Saint John School of Nursing and three years later graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Dalhousie University. Tammy started her career in long term care. She worked private duty, acute care in Fredericton and then spent 9 years working in the Cardiac Care Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital before happily returning to long term care in 2008 at Kings Way Care Centre where she was the Nurse Manager on KV Neighborhood.


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Farewell and Welcome! In 2010, Tammy became Clinical Manager for Kings Way and Kennebec Manor, working closely with the Director of Care in managing the two homes. In 2011, Tammy began a new journey, transitioning into a House Leader at Kennebec Manor. She has embraced person centered care and the Eden philosophy and is dedicated to making each day the best it can be for the elders that call Kings Way and Kennebec home. Away from work, Tammy is very busy with her family and can usually be found at one of the local rinks where her daughter and son both play hockey almost year round. Jane is joining our family this week and will be starting her career with us at KWCC. Jane’s career in Nursing has spanned a variety of settings over the thirty years. She completed her Nursing education at the Saint John School of Nursing, Dalhousie University and University of New Brunswick, earning her BN and MN. She has worked in acute care, post-secondary education, and research environments at the Saint John Regional Hospital and UNB Saint John. Recent experience with WorkSafeNB provided Jane the opportunity to work with the long term care sector, addressing occupational health and safety issues in client care. She looks forward to sharing her expertise with care providers at both homes and is interested in further understanding how the Eden philosophy contributes to both a meaningful day for elders and staff. Jane is also very excited about being part of such a progressive environment at Kings Way and Kennebec. Congratulations to Tracy and Tammy and a warm welcome to Jane!


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Gardening at the QPlex This year, our residents are enjoying getting out weekly to garden at the Community Garden at the QPlex. We have two raised planters that have been donated by the Town of Quispamsis. They are filled to the brim with various types of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, yellow & green beans and herbs. Special thanks to our bus drivers – Brian and Larry who take us there. Recently, Finance Minister Blaine Higgs and Mayor Murray Driscoll dropped by to assist with some planting.

In this photo is Mabel Crease, Doris Hoyt, Mayor Driscoll, Jean Mountain, Evelyn Gorman and Minister Higgs.

School Visits


COMMUNITY EVENTS CHRONICLE JULY 2013

July Events July 4

Thu

2:00PM

Dairy Queen

Bus Outing

July 10

Wed

1:00PM

Huntsman Marine

St. Andrews

July 11

Thu

10:30AM

Irving Nature Park

Bus Outing

July 18

Thu

11:00AM

McDonald’s

Bus Outing

July 19

Fri

10:30AM

Brunswick Square

Bus Outing

July 24

Wed

1:00PM

Cherry Brook Zoo

Bus Outing

July 25

Thu

11:00AM

Kredl’s Market

Hampton

July 25

Thu

1:00PM

Birthday Party

Lower Level

July 26

Fri

2:00PM

Birthday Party

Upper Level

July 30

Wed

11:00AM

Zelda’s Boat Tour

Hampton

Pastor’s Corner “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thess 5:18

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anglican Communion - Tuesday, July 9th at 10:30AM in KV Lounge, officiated by Rev. George Akerley Anglican Communion - Thursday, July 11th at 2:00PM in Chapel, officiated by Rev. George Eves Sunday Services - Sunday, at 3:00PM in Upper Lounge RC Communion - CANCELLED UNTIL THE FALL RC Liturgy of the Word with Eucharist - CANCELLED UNTIL THE FALL

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