September 2013

By - September 10th 2013.


We are moving ahead with plans for the renovation to Kensington Long Term Care and I encourage any residents and family members to attend either the Resident’s Council meeting on the last Thursday of the month at 10am or the Family Council meeting at 12noon on the same day. I am able to give updates at these meetings on the progress on the project and the impact on residents during construction phases.
As you travel north on Highbury just past Montcalm High going down the big hill, you can now see three floors of Earls Court Village which gives you a good visual on what the new home will look like. The home is slated to open summer 2014 and we look forward to providing much more information as the building nears completion.
We are in week 3 of the new menu’s and comments have been pouring into the Dietary Department on the selections. Once we are through all four weeks of the menu cycle, we will be making adjustments to ensure that there is lots of variety and seasonal choices for residents.
If you are interested in touring the Retirement Home, or know of anyone who is looking at choices in their retirement, please contact us. We will be happy to accommodate you.

Michael Schmidt, Administrator

Nursing Department:

From the Desk of the Director of Nursing,

Summer is coming to an end and with that cooler nights and crisp mornings. This is a good time of year to review clothing items, clean out closets and ensure that family members have the appropriate clothing.


Flu season is fast approaching and we need to be ready! There will be a guest speaker at the Resident Council and Family Council meetings scheduled for Thursday September 26th to talk about the upcoming flu season. Please plan to attend the Family Council meeting at 12:30 and encourage your loved one to attend the Resident council meeting at 10:00 to hear important messages regarding flu prevention.
Thank you

Kelly Elgie, RN, Director of Nursing Care


Please welcome Christopher Kus and Maria Pineda, 2 new Food service workers that have joined the department’s casual staff. We say farewell to Jessica McGinnes, one of our casual cook reliefs.
We are now entering week 3 of the summer fall menus and look forward to any feedback from you. The barbeque season is finished and we look forward to bringing in fresher fall local produce and incorporating it into the current menus.
Thank you for your patience as we go through one cycle of the new menus. Let us know what you think as you see us in the dining rooms.

Anna Prendergast, Director of Dietary


Upcoming Recreation Events:


Sept 7th-Music with Dorothy Kelch @ 10:00am & 2:00pm
Sept 14th-Music with Father Carr @ 10:00am & 2:00pm
Sept 21st-Music with Ernie @ 10:00am
Sept 28th-Music with Eric Shain @ 10:00am & 2:00pm

Sept. 7th- Music with Dorothy Kelch @ 2:00 pm
Sept. 18th- Birthday Celebration 8th Ave @ 2:00 pm
Sept. 25th- Birthday Celebration Retirement @ 2:00 pm
Sept. 30th Fellowship Singers @ 7:00pm

Sept 2nd- Labor Day social with Wally Maggs @ 2:00pm
Sept 8th- Grandparents Day Social @ 2:00pm
Sept 9th- Music with Steven Miller @ 2:00pm
Sept 16th- Classic Cars Cruise Night @ 4:30-7:30
Sept 23rd-Music with John and The Revelators @ 7:00pm
Sept 30th- Music with Neila Lawson @ 2:00pm

Missy Robinson, Director of Activation and Volunteer Services ext 224


Just a reminder to all staff, families, and guests entering Kensington Village to please be mindful that we are a 100% scent free facility. Due to allergies and sensitivities to scents we would like to continue to respect those who this may affect. This includes but is not limited to perfumes, body spray, strong deodorant, fabric softener etc. Thank you for your understanding.

Glenna Grimmer