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Music can calm chaotic brain activity, reduce aggressive behaviours and enable a person to regain connection to others. For Residents who suffer from cognitive issues, listening to personalized playlists can be an incredible, restorative practice. Kate Dusik tells the story of her experience with music and memory and Residents in Kelowna: Some of my earliest music memories involve a Mickey Mouse record player shared between myself and my siblings. I listened to the Eagles, KC & the Sunshine...
Dean and Charisse bring you a Merry Christmas wish on behalf of the entire Head Office team! Our Winter 2014 newsletter begins with a Christmas message from our CEO: "It is at this time of year that many of us greatly anticipate the Christmas break and the fresh start of a New Year. For most, we know that Christmas will be a time to gather with family and friends over festive meals and the exchange of gifts. However, we also recognize that for some, the holiday season doesn’t bring the...
Seniors in the Greater Victoria area are celebrating a significant achievement with Tuesday’s official opening of The Heights at Mt. View, a new residential care community. The Heights at Mt. View, a 260-bed residential care residence will provide high-quality care in a modern environment, allowing for seniors to live close to their families in the Victoria region. The Heights at Mt. View will replace care suites at Mount Edwards Court Care Home and Central Care Home with Residents set to move...
The official opening of The Heights at Mt. View in Saanich is nearly here! The building dedication and ceremonial ribbon cutting will begin at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 28 at 3814 Carey Road in Saanich. The Heights at Mt. View, a 260-bed residential care residence represents a unique partnership between the Capital Regional Hospital District, Island Health and Baptist Housing The Heights will replace two obsolete residential care buildings with a state-of-the-art facility to meet the...
Baptist Housing welcomed a couple of special guests this past week. Mrs. Laureen Harper was in town! She and Vancouver South MP Wai Young visited both Clarendon Court (and greeted each and every Resident who were seated in the living area as well as the Team Members) and also Shannon Oaks in Vancouver. Mrs. Harper was pleased to congratulate Baptist Housing on its 50th anniversary and was greeted by CEO Howard Johnson, who showed her around the buildings. She toured the main floor of Shannnon...
Make your cup of coffee count this October. What is a “Coffee Break ®”? An opportunity to band together with others to direct attention to Alzheimer’s and to raise money for further research and care. The vision and inspiration of the Alzheimer Society is to have Coffee Break ® events hosted in homes, offices, community centers, schools, churches, city halls, retail outlets, and health facilities: anywhere coffee can be served and a donation collected. Whatever the size of each event, the...
It's never too late to donate! Seniors at our Shannon Oaks residence in Vancouver are joining together to bless their community with donations for the Vancouver Food Bank, proving that making an impact has no age limit. Be inspired by their example and drop off any non-perishable food donations at the Shannon Oaks Lobby at 2526 Waverley Avenue during the week of October 1-7.
Faces young and elderly yesterday broke into smiles as a special plaque was revealed. The plaque, commemorating 50 years of quality seniors housing in British Columbia, was displayed in front of a newly planted oak tree inspired by the name of the surrounding residence, Shannon Oaks. This September marks Baptist Housing’s 50th year of providing exceptional care to seniors, a mandate which has remained true to its compassionate founder’s vision. Seeing the great need to provide safe and...
For those who are retired, you know what it’s like to suddenly have more free time in your lives. Your mind is filled with thoughts of family, friends and the rich memories you’ve created thus far. You've also begun thinking more about the meaning of it all and the purpose for your life today. Where is all of this headed? Is there more to life than this? We are inviting you to bring these questions to a course called Alpha, taking place at Shannon Oaks Oak Bay in Victoria. WHAT IS ALPHA?...
The Heights at Mt. View is Baptist Housing’s newest housing development. This residence, currently under construction in Saanich, BC is a 7-storey, 260-suite residence which provides complex care, and will replace the suites at two previous Baptist Housing locations in Victoria, Mount Edwards Court Care Home and Central Care Home. This transition represents an exciting opportunity as Residents make the transition from one residence to another. The design of The Heights has been inspired by...