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Remembrance Day Seniors Luncheon

All seniors are welcome to join us for a Remembrance Day luncheon on thursday November 9.

This community luncheon will be held at Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 Rutland Road.

Doors will open at 11:30AM and lunch will be served at 12:00PM.

You may purchase tickets at Sun Pointe Village or call Kate 250.215.1500.

White Winter Wonderland

All seniors are welcome to our White Winter Wonderland Seniors luncheon with entertainment by Ian McLeod!

This community get-together will be held at Westside Seniors Centre, 3661 Old Okanagan Hwy.

Doors open at 11:30AM and lunch is served at 12:00PM.

You may purchase $10 tickets at Village at Smith Creek, Westside Health Network or call Kate at 250.215.1500.

Fall Feature: Pumpkins

It's hard not to think of harvest, painted leaves and pumpkins when the season changes to fall. Pumpkins are a favourite fall food, and they can be used in so many different ways. They lend themselves well to both sweet and savory dishes and while doing so also deliver high quality nutrition. These fall vegetables are a good source of vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B6. Pumpkins can also meet dietary fiber requirements. They contain many minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, copper and phosphorous.

Home for the Holidays with Mary Lou

What are you most thankful for? I am most thankful for the beautiful Okanagan weather.

Favourite thing to do with family during the holidays? My family is "scattered" so I like to send them things in the mail that they can reminisce about when they were little.

Favourite holiday dish to eat or make? My favourite holiday dish is turkey.

What do you like about your home here? What I like most about my home here at Village at Smith Creek is the atmosphere and comradery that people show.

Fall Newsletter | 2017

Our newsletter celebrates our Team this season. We have participated in many anniversaries and Team appreciation luncheons.

Fall is a busy season - be sure to read our newsletter to find out everything that has been happening in our communities. Elgin celebrates 30 years, Grandview Towers Residents scale Sea to Sky - it's fall at Baptist Housing and we have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

Read the full newsletter here.

Celebrating National Seniors Day

On Sunday October 1 we celebrate National Seniors Day, an opportunity to honour and appreciate our elders. Every day we are blessed with the opportunity to learn from our Residents as they share their stories and wisdom with us.

End of Summer Delights | Recipe

It's that time of year when our summer gardens are flush with delicious ripe produce.  Many Baptist Housing communities offer Residents the opportunity to garden in raised vegetable beds, and from what I have seen the summer has generated many mouth-watering gems! I wanted to share a recipe that would make use of your end-of-summer harvest.

Remember me | Alzheimer's Day

On Alzheimer's day we recognize an opportunity to treasure loved ones in the face of challenging circumstances. Nearly 10 million new cases of dementia are documented yearly and many agencies worldwide are intent on making dementia a public health priority.

Free Seniors Talks + Tables | Sept 20

The Vancouver Courier and St. Paul's Foundation are partnering to produce the annual Lifetime Seniors Talks + Tables event, which takes place at VanDusen Botanical Garden Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights of the day include Dialogue on Aging -- a public presentation series with informative speakers, tables offering information on supports and services, and interesting demonstrations.

Once upon a time at The Heights

In June 2017 the Times Colonist showcased a unique phenomenon in Sidney, BC. A baby hawk was adopted by a mother eagle and raised alongside the eaglets. Our Blanshard Writers Guild, located at the Heights at Mt. View, followed the story and used it as a platform to write a children's storybook titled The Unusual Case of Sasha Hawk.