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  • Green Acres Foundation provides

    affordable housing and quality services

    responsive to the needs of clients.

    From Your Manager,

    Residency & Service Agreement

    May 2018

    Pemmican

    News

    Roger Hacior

    As you all know, in early April I took on some new responsibilities, managing Pemmican Lodge and also Black Rock Terrace. What makes this possible is that we have a strong team of hard working and dedicated employees at each building. In order to support each of our teams and our residents, we have hired assistant managers for each lodge.

    Please join me in welcoming Clinton Kienzle to our Pemmican team, taking on the role of our first ever assistant manager at Pemmican Lodge. Clinton will spend the first few weeks learning the ins and outs of the administration side of the Green Acres Foundation operations. He will then join us later this month at the lodge. And finally, I think it is safe to say, “welcome to Spring”!

    6. Financial Information: As per the Alberta Housing Act and its regulations, the Resident is required to submit their most recent Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency to the Foundation by June 1st on an annual basis in order to determine the Monthly Fee. Information provided in accordance with this provision may be subject to verification by the Foundation. The Resident acknowledges and agrees to provide income information as above or as requested by the Foundation.

    The Resident must notify the Foundation in writing within 15 days of any change in financial information. The Foundation will back-date the adjusted monthly fee to the commencement of the addition of new benefits.

    Failure to provide the Notice of Assessment may result in the maximum rent being charged.

  • Bus Trips

    Saturday, May 5 – Shopping at Walmart (south). Bus departs at 1:30. Cost is $3.00.

    Thursday, May 17 – Rosebud Theatre Presents: Driving Miss Daisy. Bus departs at 8:00.

    Cost is $50.00. This includes a buffet lunch, theatre admission, paper bag supper, and bus.

    Travelling with BRT.

    Tuesday, May 29 – Shopping at Value Village. Bus departs at 9:00. Cost is $3.00.

    Tuesday, May 29 – Lunch at Broxburn Café and shopping at Green Haven Garden Centre.

    Bus departs at 11:30. Cost is $3.00. Residents must pay for their own order.

    Wednesday, May 30 – Alan Greenwood Red Skelton Tribute Show at Garden View Lodge.

    Bus departs at 1:30. No charge to attend.

    Thursday, May 31 – Lunch and tour of the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston. Bus departs at

    10:30. Cost is $14.00.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Cinco de Mayo - You won’t have to go south of the border for our Cinco de Mayo Party. Everyone is

    welcome in the dining room on Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 for a Mexican buffet lunch. At 2:00, come

    to the second floor for some Mexican cocktails and music by Jim Lacey.

    Hats Off To Mom, Mother’s Day Party - Motherhood equals wearing many hats and this party is a

    tribute to Moms for being versatile and willing to flow with whatever comes their way. Join us on the

    second floor on Thursday, May 10 at 2:00, where Doug & Friends will be entertaining. Everyone is

    welcome to invite two guests. A sign-up sheet will be posted for those that are planning to bring

    guests.

    Kentucky Derby Horse Races - It’s a safe bet to say you won’t want to miss a day at the races.

    Come to the second floor on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00 to bet on all your favourites. Enjoy a mint

    julep while wearing your Derby attire. There will be eight races and the cost is $0.25 per horse.

    Spring Market - Join us for a wonderful shopping event on Friday, May 18 from 10:00 – 2:00 on the

    second floor. There will be several venders including residents selling a variety of items. Treat

    yourself or a friend. If you are interested in reserving a table, see Angela.

    Who’s Who? Contest - Dig out those old photo albums and childhood pictures of yourself. Angela

    will be coming by and asking to borrow your photo to make a copy, then all of the pictures will be on

    display. Your job is to match the pictures to the right names (which will be provided for you). It will

    be interesting to see how everyone has grown and changed over the years. You will need to turn in

    your picture to Angela by May 5. The contest will run for one week until May 14. Winners will be

    announced at the Kentucky Derby Horse Races.

  • Maintenance Corner

    Chef’s Comments

    The Birthday Party is on Thursday, May 24 at 2:00 with Don Chapman entertaining!

    Faye C. May 2 Margaret B. May 12

    Let my soul smile through my heart

    And my heart to smile through my eyes

    That I am my scattered rich smiles to sad hearts

    May is here and summer is near.

    Mother's Day is May 13 and I would like to wish all

    the mothers a Happy Mother's Day.

    On May 21, Victoria Day, please stop by the

    kitchen if you have some ideas or new recipes you

    would like us to try.

    Don't walk behind me, I may not lead

    Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow

    Just walk beside me and be my friend.

    After such a long winter, we hope to have some

    nice sunny weather for all of us to enjoy.

    Loc

    Let’s hope spring is finally here. I am sure we can all agree it has been a long winter.

    I know I’m looking forward to the warm weather and getting in a little golf!

    Just a reminder that Mother’s Day is coming. Thanks to all the Mothers!

    Your friendly Maintenance Man,

    Will

    MOVIES

    Who’s your favourite movie mom? With Mother’s Day upon

    us, we celebrate some of the best and unique movies about

    motherhood.

    May 4

    Stepmom (1998)

    Starring Julia Roberts & Susan Sarandon

    May 11

    I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

    Starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Pierce Brosnan

    May 18

    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger & Jack Nicholson

    May 25

    Heartbreakers (2001)

    Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt & Sigourney Weaver

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    50/50 Draw

    Congratulations to Dick C. who

    won $19.00 at the 50/50 draw

    in April. The next 50/50 draw

    will be Tuesday, May 1 at

    11:30 in the dining room.

    Flowers look up

    to the sun,

    Children look up

    to their Mothers.

    ~Jamie Bertucci

  • Reminders

    Emergency Procedures - Loss of Cooling

    In the event of mechanical breakdown resulting in a loss of cooling particularly in warmer weather,

    procedures are in place to minimize the impact on residents. Residents can assist to keep the

    building as cool as possible by keeping windows securely closed when the temperature outside is 25°

    C or warmer. Keeping window coverings closed during daylight hours will help to keep the suite from

    heating up from the sun.

    Residents should dress lightly, turn off unnecessary lights, and may be moved to the coolest area of

    the building, which may be the basement. Cool liquids will be provided to residents throughout the

    day.

    In the event the situation cannot be resolved for a longer period of time, the Foundation may request

    that residents contact a family member to stay with until the situation is resolved.

    Please see your manager if you have any questions or concerns.

    Resident and Family Councils

    As you know, we have resident meetings quarterly. We hope you attend these meetings to give us

    your comments on activities, housekeeping, meals, maintenance, and the overall service we provide

    you. These meetings are also your opportunity to bring forward suggestions, requests, questions, or

    concerns that you have not already spoken to the Manager about. Family members are always

    welcome to attend these meetings.

    Recently the provincial government created the Resident-Family Councils Act. It is a formal process

    to create a council to address the topics that we currently talk about at our resident meetings. If you

    would like to create a formal Resident and Family Council, you are welcome to do so. Information can

    be found at www.alberta.ca/resident-family-councils.aspx.

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    May 1 – In honour of Mother’s Day there will be no charge for hand waxing from 2:00 – 3:00 in the

    craft room.

    May 2 – Bethesda Mennonite Singers will be on the second floor at 7:00.

    May 7 – Race on down to the craft room at 2:00 to make a Fascinator to wear at the Kentucky

    Derby Horse Races.

    May 11 – Silent Auction Closes. All bids need to be in by 12:00.

    May 14 – Crib Tournament with Black Rock at Pemmican on the second floor at 2:00. Cost to play

    is $1.00. A sign-up sheet will be posted.

    May 19 – Resident Get-together in the craft room at 6:30. This will be the last one before summer