NEWSLETTER: Winter 2016

Many of the highlights in this newsletter are about community. We share examples of how Baptist Housing is involved in our community. From donated items to events, the past few months have had countless examples where the actions of our Team and Residents have blessed those in our greater community.

Residents Make Christmas Care Packages for Homeless

Residents from the Village at Mill Creek have been knitting up a storm and putting their efforts toward those in need. Village at Mill Creek knitting club members have spent the past two months knitting toques for those challenged by homelessness over the winter months.  

Baptist Housing is Green

Baptist Housing is continually exploring new ways to be more environmentally responsible and efficient. In the past few years we have implemented multiple changes to our operations to reduce energy consumption. In 2015 we are pleased to report that our Annual Emission Report states we have saved a total of 12,000 tons of C02 from being released in the atmosphere. Reduced consumption results in less pollution which is great for Baptist Housing and our environment. We hare happy to be green!

The Heights at Mt. View Receives Design Award

The Heights at Mt. View has received a Special Recognition Award from The American Institute of Architects' Design for Aging Review. The award was presented to (left-right) Dayle Krahn, VP Property & Development, Baptist Housing, Patrick Cotter, Partner ZGF Cotter Architects and Howard Johnson, CEO Baptist Housing during the annual Leading Age convention held in Boston, November 2015.


CEO Howard Johnson began our fall newsletter with an autumn greeting:

At Baptist Housing, we want our Residents to achieve a sense of vocational clarity.

In the "autumn" season of life, it is easy to lose a sense of worth, having had a workplace to go to or a family to raise for the previous years of our life. What we tend to forget is that the idea of vocation is intended for all of life - including these autumnal years.

Silver Screen Conversations: Amour

This week's Silver Screen Conversation film is Amour (2012).




Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers in their 80s. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Best Watched With...

A friend (so that you have a shoulder to cry on!)

A Special Visitor

Ishtar the Arabian horse has been visiting the Village at Smith Creek for over 20 years. Ishtar’s owner, Janice Visscher, is a neighbour and has trained her horse to do math sums!

Recreation Team Member Judy Atwood arranged this special visit in our beautiful gardens and Misty Powell, also from our Recreation Team, baked ginger snap cookies with her Residents to serve at the event.

We Celebrate Seniors!

Did you know that there is an annual day to celebrate seniors in Canada? National Seniors Day falls on October 1st and is an opportunity to recognize and honour the lives and contributions of our senior population. This year, the Team at Village at Smith Creek invited guests from Pine Acres Care Home to celebrate with them for a special time together.

Happy 100th Birthday to Adele!

Adele (Kornell) Northan began caring for seniors and others in the community in the 1950s, when she and her husband, a Baptist minister, started taking people who were leaving the hospital into their home. The Kornells went onto build a 14-bed facility on Pandosy, Still Waters Private Hospital and the Joseph Benjamin Residence, the Village at Smith Creek (formerly the Westside Care Centre) and Sun Pointe Village. 

Baptist Housing's 2015 Annual Report Video

We invite you to learn about our year... through the accounts of our Residents! Watch our 2015 Annual Report Video to hear them share about our many achievements this past year at Baptist Housing.