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Teina, a housekeeper at Menno Place brings JOY throughout the year!
THANK YOU MENNO PLACE
Thank you so much for taking care of my mom in such a beautiful and loving way! You are angels in disguise, and please know how much we appreciate you! I wish you many blessings as you daily touch the lives of our family members. In doing so, you are touching our lives and caring for us too.
FROM A GRATEFUL CHILD
I am very grateful for all the people who make Menno such a wonderful place for my Mom. Menno Place is the best of any care homes I have seen. You do a wonderful job of caring for our loved ones and have a kind and wonderful staff.
THANKFUL FOR THE CARE MOM RECEIVED
We would like to thank you for the kindness and caring that you have shown to our Mother/ Grandmother during her time there. She has often referred to you as her ‘friends,’ and this is a reflection of the compassionate manner in which you have interacted with her. For this we are truly grateful!
YOU BECAME FRIENDS AND WE ARE GRATEFUL
So far my experience has been that the staff at Menno Home have been outstanding. Mum has energy, interest, and clarity of thought better than she has had in 10-15 years!
HAPPY THAT MOM IS DOING SO WELL!
My dad was there for 13 years. Of the many staff that dealt with him over the years he only complained about one. He was fiercely independent and she wanted to help too much.
FROM A LONG-TIME RESIDENT’S FAMILY
My father has recently passed away; I only wish to thank Menno Home and the wonderful caring staff who helped myself and my father live the last few years so gracefully. I have nothing but praise for the care he received.
THANKING YOU ALL FOR YOUR CARE
We will be ever grateful that mom ended her days with a staff that treated her as their own mother.
SHE WAS TREATED LIKE FAMILY
It always seemed as if our dear friend was not just a resident, but a member of a family that lived there. For her to see that she was noticed and welcomed, I know made her feel happy. Thank you again for all that you did for her, and please keep the joy and happiness that you all show every day. It did not go unnoticed.
JOY AND HAPPINESS IS EVIDENT
I just want to express my feelings about the staff at Menno Place…They’re out of this world. They’re unbelievable…I am floored by them. I thank you for having such a team, and for caring for residents the way you do. You’ve just got the best group there. You should be really proud of them.
Marie Ponting works in the Finance Department at Menno Place, and just recently received the Creative Innovation Award at our annual campus-wide Staff Appreciation event. We asked Marie to share a little bit about her job and the innovation she put into place in her department. _________ I’ve worked here for 13 years now, I started out in Menno Hospital, but now all the Finance departments have been joined - so we all work together. I work in accounts payable; basically I pay all the bills. The best part of working here is the people - ask anybody, that will be their answer. And not just the people we work with, but the residents and their families too. This community is incredible, and I love interacting with the people here - why else would we come here everyday? I had an idea to streamline the process of the work we do; we are barrelling into an electronic age, and we haven’t really kept up with that until now. Essentially, I created a way to deal with all of our invoices across campus electronically. We receive most of our invoices electronically now, so it doesn’t make sense to have to print them all out. I figured out a system for our managers to receive these electronic copies, approve and sign them on their computers and just send them right back. This has saved a lot of time, made it easier for everyone to keep track of paperwork, and I hope it’s the first step in helping Menno Place to go completely paperless! ... See MoreSee Less
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Menno Place Campus is one of the largest senior's care campuses in British Columbia. There are 700 seniors living on 11 acres across from the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Menno Place is governed by the Mennonite Benevolent Society which founded faith-based seniors care on this location in 1953.