Seniors rate Kelowna care homes and Sun Pointe Shines

More than half of Interior Health residential care home residents in Kelowna rate their overall quality of care as excellent or very good, while only 37 per cent of residents say they can bathe as often as they like, according to a report by the Office of the Seniors Advocate.

Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.'s seniors advocate, released a 52-page report billed as the largest survey of its kind in Canada of elderly people living in B.C.'s residential care facilities in September, and recently she released detailed survey results from every care facility in the province.

Merry Christmas from Baptist Housing

On behalf of our Board of Directors and Baptist Housing Family I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Howard Johnson | CEO

Home for the Holidays with Lois

What are you most thankful for? My family, especially my lovely daughter!

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? Spending time with loved ones and all getting together for the holidays.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Nothing beats a good trifle.

What do you like about your home here? I don't have to cook or clean here. Life is good!

Home for the Holidays with Beryl

What are you most thankful for? Having a nice place to stay.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? I enjoy being at Shannon Oaks Oak Bay and hanging out with my wonderful friends.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Real English pudding (with white sauce).

What do you like about your home here? I'm lucky to have such a nice space to live in.

Home for the Holidays with Silvio

What are you most thankful for? That I'm around and can enjoy spending time with loved ones.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? To be together and create memories.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Turkey, pumpkin pie with coconut in it, lemon meringue pie and apple pie with soft cheese. Yum!

What do you like about your home here? The wonderful community we have here at Shannon Oaks Oak Bay. I love it here and couldn't ask for anything more!

Home for the Holidays with Barbara

What are you most thankful for? At 102 years old, my health!

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? Visiting with friends and going to the Buchart Gardens to see the lights.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Turkey with a glass of scotch!

What do you like about your home here? It's comfortable, safe, and the handsome servers!

Home for the Holidays with Pat R.

What are you most thankful for? Decorating and participating in fun activities.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? Sharing a meal with loved ones.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Turkey, sweets, and Christmas pudding.

What do you like about your home here? I'm excited to celebrate my first Christmas here at Shannon Oaks Oak Bay!

A puzzling Christmas Tree

This year our Maple Towers Residents wanted to decorate their large windows with a Christmas tree.

Carol Ann, Chaplain Noels' home group and Residents chose a puzzle theme. Every puzzle piece celebrates our faith, our Maple Towers Community or Maple Ridge; and the words "Be His Light" are written over the tree. A cheerful reflection of what Christmas is all about.

Home for the Holidays with Henry

What are you most thankful for? Spending time with our pet birds and talking to them every day.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? Decorating.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Turkey.

What do you like about your home here? The community and friends.

Home for the Holidays with Jackie

What are you most thankful for? That I live here for housing, Marrion Village, and am truly blessed.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? Celebrating Hanukkah with family and lighting the candles on the Menorah.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? Potato pancakes.

What do you like about your home here? The people here are friendly.

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