Technology at The Apartments! Tablets are coming!

In June, Samsung tablets will be distributed to the residents at The Apartments! This is an initiative of Menno Apartments in partnership with Telus Innovation. Telus has provided the hardwiring that enables Primrose Gardens, the Terraces and Pavilion to have wi-fi throughout the buildings!

With wi-fi now available in all of The Apartments, Telus partnered with Menno Place to provide a tablet for each apartment suite!

Why tablets for seniors?

  1. They are easier to read than a desktop computer.
  2. They are easier to use – there is no mouse that requires muscle-control or dexterity
  3. They are more adaptable – seniors have a much faster familiarity with tablets than with desktop computers
  4. They improve communication – from typing to closed captioning and video calling
  5. They are fun!

Menno Apartments recreation team will be providing lessons for the residents in how to use the tablets. The Telus SeniorWise team will teach residents how to be safe on the internet, avoiding scams, fraud and identity theft.

If you have questions about the tablets, please call Nik – 604.851.4006

 

Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Butterfly Release Celebration – June 14, 2019 at 3pm

Each summer, Menno Place holds a special memorial event – the Butterfly Release Celebration. Read all about it here…

2019 – Annual Memorial Service – June 14th at 2pm

Each year, the families and loved ones of those who passed away that year gather for a time of remembrance, joy and sorrow.

Families are invited to bring a photo or momento of their loved one and to share their thoughts if they wish.

Save the Date – JUNE 14th at 2pm – Hospital Chapel.

Immediately following the Memorial is the Butterfly Release at 3pm in the courtyard. Click here for details.

Aboriginal Day : June 7th

Concert in Care : June 4th

Jean’s Academy of Music May 25th

Chapel Cancelled May 12: Menno Home & Hospital

Due to an outbreak of GI symptoms in Menno Home and respiratory outbreak at Menno Hospital, the Chapel Services at both the Home & Hospital Chapesl will be cancelled for Sunday, May 12th.

Family Council – Home & Hospital

Family and Friends (Family Council) Connections

Thursday, May 16 2019
*New Time 3:00 – 4:00pm
*New Location Hospital Conference Room
(Front Entrance of Menno Hospital near Fireside Café – little hallway to your left just past Receptionist – Leslie’s desk)
Coffee, Tea, Refreshments are provided

Our next Family Council meeting will be on May 16, 2019. We will be meeting in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café- behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk) from 3-4pm.

Guest Speaker: Smitha Varghese – new Menno Hospital Care Manager

We hope that you are able to attend.