Newsletter for Aug 2016
1242 Oakcrossing Rd. London On. N6H-0G2 519-641-0023
Thursday Aug.4th at 8am in the
Olympics: Opening Ceremony
Friday Aug. 5th at 10:30am in
Resident Council Meeting
Monday Aug. 8th at 10:15 am in
Wednesday Aug 10th at noon in
Bus Trip to Mackies
Monday Aug. 15 and
Wednesday Aug. 24 –bus
leaving at 11am.
Safari Visits Exotic Animals
Friday Aug. 19th at 2pm in the
Kindness- Free Hugs!
Olympic Closing Ceremonies
Monday Aug. 22 at 10:30 am in
Tuesday Aug. 23rd at noon on
Friday Aug.26th at 2pm in the
White Pine dining room
Kindness- cold drinks on a hot day!
Francis M., Mary B., James H. and
Happy Birthday to
All those born in August!
July New hires
Heather Mainoo PSW
Kayla Smith PSW
Tamera Fanson - Receptionist
Lynette Williams - RN
Saju Thomas - PSW
Brenda Reyes - PSW
In Memory Of:
Our deepest thoughts and sympathies
go out to the family and friends,
Jacqueline Couture, Marjorie Woods,
Tony Schikolenko and
"He spoke well who said that
graves are the footprints of
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Authors: Mary B, Doreen R, Sylvia T, Jean C, Jean G, Ruth H, Yolande D, Mary C, Carolyne K and
It’s the first week of August and Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan rented a cottage at Ipperwash beach for their
holidays. This would be the perfect opportunity for them to spend some quality time with their kids, 7
year old April and 5 year old Bobby.
Unfortunately, the first couple days of their vacation rained, so the family was stuck inside the
cottage. On the first nice day, they had to get outside because they were starting to get cabin fever.
Therefore they decided to spend an afternoon at the beach.
Before leaving the cottage the family dressed in matching outfits just in case the beach was crowded.
Mrs Sullivan liked to sew and she thought making matching outfits would make it easier to pick out
her family members in a crowd. The family also gathered a small shovel and a couple small pails to
use at the beach.
Once they got to the beach, April began digging in the sand. She filled the pails with sand for her dad
to make castles. She filled multiple pails so her dad to could build several castles side by side. Once
Mr. Sullivan had built several castles, Bobby added more sand to join the individual castles into one
large one. Bobby also added windows to the large sand structure.
After Mr. Sullivan and the kids created a large sand structure Mrs. Sullivan began clapping. She also
gave everyone support and complimented the kids for their contribution to the project. Then she
said “you guys worked really hard, you must be getting thirsty. Maybe it’s time to head back to the
cottage for something to drink.”
1. What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
2. What has a head and a tail but no body?
3. What has an eye but can not see?
4. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Answers- 1. Stamp, 2. Coin, 3. Sewing needle, 4. Towel
A Message From Resident Council…
At the Welcome Tea on 15th July I explained to
all that in peopleCare, Resident Council is the
“voice of the people” helping managers and
staff provide the best possible care.
In this issue, provide some additional
information. Note that the staff teams are “color
coded”. Nurses wear black, PSW’s wear blue,
the Recreation team wears purple, Dietary
wears burgundy; Environmental wears green
and Physio Therapy wear red. There are a few
exceptions: until October some staff are
wearing the black KINDNESS t-shirts. They
have purchased these as part of a fund raising
event. Also on Wednesdays if the staff
member pays into a fundraising program they
can wear their personal scrubs.
Another advice for new comers is to read the
white policy and procedure book located at the
front entrance. Especially review the Resident
Bill of Rights. Note the first item is “a residents
have the right to be treated with respect and
dignity.” The white book also explains how to
submit a complaint. At peopleCare
Oakcrossing, we have few complaints. In fact
at our July meeting of Resident Council there
were several compliments, especially for the
Recreation staff who organize such good
events as listed on the calendars in each room.
The next meeting of Resident Council will be
held at 10:15 on Monday August 8th in the
Chapel. All are welcome bringing your notes
about compliments and concerns. Note also
there is a separate food committee meeting as
posted in the elevators. Please attend both
meetings, making your comments known.
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE
1:30 PM in the CHAPEL
facilitated by members of
BIBLE STUDY TUESDAY
10:30 AM in 2nd Floor Dining
4PM on 3rd Floor
2nd Friday of the month
At 6:30 pm
SERVICE OR MASS
2nd Tues of the month at 2pm
A Volunteer brings Communion
to Catholic residents each
COMMUNION SERVICE BY
3rd Wed of the month at 2pm
End of Life Care by a
Community Minister is available
on request at the Nurses
Message from the Executive Director
Each Thursday this summer we are holding a
BBQ at lunch time to raise money for our
chosen Charity MEDA- Mennonite Economic
Development Association. Please feel free to
join us and purchase a burger. Combo
including burger, chips a drink and ice cream
is a deal at $7.50!
August 3rd and 4th we will be replacing the
carpets in the 2 lounges on the first floor
Juniper Home area. We hope to cause the
least disruption to the residents as possible.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
Exotic Animals will be returning
to Oakcrossing on Friday Aug.
19th At 2pm in the Town Square
Watch for Jasmine to Hop on in
for a visit!
We are also aware that the Juniper Home
area is in need of some new furniture and are
in the process of ensuring there is
appropriate comfortable seating available to
all residents in the Home. We have
completed painting the hallway walls on this
home area also.
VMEDIA will be in the home at the end of the
month to assist in the setting up of each
residents TV. Phones and internet are also
available as per the letter included in the
August 1 invoices.
If you have questions about this please
contact either Julie or Carol.
I will be on vacation starting August 8 and
returning August 22. Brenda Nethercott will
be able to assist you, if needed.
Until next month
Oakcrossing Family Council:
Family Council is taking the summer
off; our next meeting is scheduled to be
held Monday, September 19th at 7pm
(please note time change). We will be
hosting a speaker to discuss issues
around organ donation. All family
members and friends of residents are
welcome to attend. We are still
accepting nominations for position of
Secretary. For more information, please
contact Sarah Holman, Social Worker at
(519) 641-0023 x206;
Dear Residents and Families.
As part of our Operational Plan for 2015/2016, peopleCare
committed to embrace a culture of kindness in our home. We
would like you to share your opinion of our success.
We would kindly ask you to complete a very short survey. The
survey is included in this news letter. Copies are also available at
reception in the home or you can complete the survey on a tablet in
We value your feedback and appreciate your participation.
Our people, with Kindness
Will change the world
Of senior living
As part of our Operational Plan for 2015/2016, peopleCare committed to embrace
a culture of kindness in our home. We would like you to share your opinion of our
success. Please respond to the survey questions below.
Please identify yourself:
How would you rate the success in achieving a culture of kindness in our home?
1) How would you rate your home on a scale of 1 to 5 for kindness?
2) If your rating is lower than 5, please suggest one thing that would move your rating
to a 5.
Thank You for your participation!
Dear Residents and Families
poepleCare Oakcrossing London are changing cable, internet and phone providers. As of
September 1 2016 we will be switching from Rogers to “VMEDIA”
VMedia is a Canadian telecommunications company providing television, high speed internet and
home phone services. Television services include an easy to use channel and program information
to all major Canadian and US networks as well as specialty channels.
What does this mean for our Residents?
-cable will be changed over to VMEDIA the week prior to September 1. For those residents presently
receiving cable, we will be handling the replacement of the Rogers cable boxes for VMEDIA boxes
-For anyone who does not presently have cable and wishes to purchase cable we will handle the
installation of the boxes
-there will be no increase in the cost and you will have access to the same channels that you have
had in the past AND MORE- see attached listing
It is anticipated that for those of you that presently have upgraded cable packages with Rogers that
you may not need this, due to the enhanced channels with VMEDIA. However if you find you do wish
further upgrades this will be available.
-Phone will have Canada wide free long distance, call forwarding, call waiting, voice-mail, caller ID, 3
way calling, and YOU KEEP YOUR CURRENT PHONE NUMBER.
-Unlimited band width
Bundle all 3 services cable, phone and internet for $99/month
If you presently have an upgrade with Rogers cable, please see Carol directly.
For transfer of phones to VMEDIA please see Julie or Carol prior to August 20 2016
We will have a sample VMEDIA box set up in the lobby for you to trial prior to September 1
Any questions please contact Carol Bradley directly at ext. 103
V Ontario HD
HD Global Toronto (CIII)
ICI Radio-Canada Télé (TOR)
HD CBC Toronto (CBLT)
City Toronto HD
HD PBS Buffalo (WNED)
CTV Two London HD
CTV Kitchener HD
CTV Toronto (CTVTO)
HD NBC Detroit (WDIV)
YES TV HD
WUAB Cleveland (My43,
HD CBS Detroit (WWJ)
HD ABC Detroit (WXYZ)
HD FOX Detroit (WJBK)
V Montreal (CFJP)
WNLO Buffalo (CW23)
CBC News Network HD
CMT Canada (Country Music
CNN HD (Cable News
CPAC English (& CPAC
CTV News Channel
Discovery Channel HD
ICI RDI HD
Sportsnet East HD
Sportsnet ONE HD
Sportsnet Ontario HD
Sportsnet Pacific HD
Sportsnet West HD
The Weather Network HD
TLC HD (The Learning
W Network HD (East)
YTV HD (East)
Living the peopleCare Values
Juniper RHA has been completely
repainted. Looking forward to August for
new furniture and carpet!
Do you do your best work, each
and every day?
Strive to be better than the rest
peopleCare Is here for you!
Congratulations to our June Draw Winners!
Name of Giver: Levi
Name of Receiver: Sonya
They have received a $25 gift card for
displaying the peopleCare Values!
Thank you for all you do!
peopleCare recognizes that we cannot
thrive without the hard work and dedication
our employees make every day in all our
Homes. Please remember all of the
programs that peopleCare has to assist
you in your personal lives, educational
pursuits and employee recognition! If you
are unfamiliar with any of the following,
please speak to your manager:
Employee Assistance Program
Education Assistance Program
HEARTbeats Rewards and
Disaster Relief Fund