Recreation and Leisure 2019 Lookback

As the new year approaches, we naturally start reflecting back on the past year and all the things we have seen and done. The Recreation and Leisure department at Grace Village is busy all year!

Who Should Get the Flu Shot

November 1st launches the Annual Flu Vaccine Campaign of 2019-2020. Grace Village will again participate on November 6th by hosting our own Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic. Having the flu shot is your best defence against the flu. It can save lives, protect against sickness and shields those people close to you.

The Value of Volunteering

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

This week on the Village Blog we wanted to share about why Volunteering can be so beneficial to YOU!


Benefits of Being a Teaching Environment

Over the course of a year, Grace Village welcomes over 100 different students in a wide range of programs. Young people have been back in class for about a month now, so this week on the Village Blog we wanted to share about how this opportunity impacts us as an organization, and how this in turn benefits the students.

Summer Students at Grace Village

Grace Village was pleased to welcome two Summer Students this year, Khalilah & Cleo. We asked them to share a little about their roles, and what they enjoyed about being part of our team!

(Photos: On the left, Khalilah enjoys an outing to Coaticook Ice Cream with a resident. On the right, Cleo (right) works with a volunteer serving Waffles in the Bistro.)

Tips for Touring a Long Term Care Facility

Beginning the process of looking into Long-Term Care for ourselves or our loved ones can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider, including location, level of care required, community available, etc. This week on The Village Blog, we’ll look at some helpful tips for touring potential residences.

What is Music Therapy

This week on the Village Blog, we welcome Certified Music Therapist Patricia Hortop, BA, GCMT, MTA. Trish has been offering both group and one-on-one music therapy at Grace Village since 2012! Join us as we learn more about Music Therapy and the impact it can have on people.

7 Common Misconceptions about Dementia

Dementia has become a prevalent discussion in our country, particularly since more than 419,000 Canadians are currently diagnosed with Dementia and 78,000 new cases are expected each year (According to Canada’s Dementia Strategy). However, there are still so many misconceptions preventing us from fully understanding Dementia and those dealing with it. We have compiled a list of a few misconceptions surrounding Dementia from The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, Golden Carers, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

What are my Healthcare Rights

On the last Tuesday in May we were pleased to welcome Angela Moore, Complaints Advisor and Promotional Agent from CAAP-Estrie (Centre d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes – Estrie) to our Resources for Seniors Seminar. She presented a well-attended session on the rights of health care users in the Estrie Area. She gave us with some information to share here on the Village Blog!