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RECENT NEWS

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Merry Christmas

It has been a busy fall and early winter so far at Blow Me Down Retirement Centre.  The residents have been taking part in various activities at the home. There have been some crafts and game playing taking place.  Residents certainly enjoyed watching the Christmas parade in early December. It was a blustery day, but they dressed up and went outside to watch.

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We had some wonderful music by Ron Sheppard during out Christmas party. Many people from the community came to celebrate with the seniors. We always look forward to the parties and the dancing! Even Santa came to visit.

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Our Christmas dinner with residents, family and staff was also a big hit. Our turkey dinner with all the fixings was quite wonderful!

Just recently we had a visit Qalipu Aboriginal Drummers. They were fantastic and the residents really enjoyed their drumming and singing.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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New Activities at Blow Me Down !!

We have  an addition to our fantastic staff. This lady has extensive work experience in nursing homes and working with seniors. In the previous home she worked at she worked in organizing and implementing the activities for the residents.  She is doing a wonderful job her at Blow Me Down Retirement Centre with incorporating her knowledge into our activity program.

Because we are a small home, we can tailor the activities to our residents.

She has started an exercise program with the residents. This includes chair exercises, stretching and indoor and outdoor walks. Physical activity is an integral part of overall health and senior well being.

Some other activities on our calendar help to evoke memory recall and mental stimulation. These include memory games, reminiscing, quizzes and puzzles. Also with Christmas soon happening, we have added craft time to our activities which will involve some Christmas craft making such as ornaments.

 
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