Just a reminder on the recycling items. News papers can be put in the blue boxes in the parkade or can be put in clear plastic bags, tied at the top and put in the green dumpster container with the cardboard and boxboard. Boxboard does not go in the blue recycle boxes. Magazines go in the in the blue box with a sign labeled magazines. Nothing else goes in that box. If you have a service request, put it in the maintenance log book at the reception desk. You can call the desk and have them enter the information in the book also. Air Conditions – If you are going to run your a/c please keep the windows closed. This applies to both buildings. These units are not designed to cool the air outside of your suite. Thank-you Ken Nealis-Building Maintenance Manager Attention shopping cart users. If you are bringing shopping carts from Safeway, Zeller’s, or anywhere else, please return them. Thanks. Dr. Hemstock Residence News: Gordon Goodfellow and Marion Napper have left us for long term care. Eileen Sharp will be leaving us at the end of June as well. We wish her well in her new home. Welcome to Gerry Everett who will be moving over from Hearthstone Place. Dr. Hemstock Residence & Hearthstone Place Monthly Newsletter June 2012 With Beth Sabraw and Brittany Klassen Celebrating June June Birthday & Anniversary Celebrations Audiobook Month Hearthstone Place News: Welcome to Elizabeth Sjoquist who will be joining us in June. If you would like your rent taken out of the bank every month automatically, please see me about signing up for pre authorized payment. It’s easy to do and every month you still get your invoice as normal but you don’t have to come down to the office to pay. Then if you are away for any reason, your rent is always paid on time Just a Reminder: Dr. Hemstock residence promotes an environment where everyone will be treated and spoken to with respect and dignity. Please join us in meeting that objective. Verbal or Physical Abuse will not tolerated. Ingrid Helmer Office Manager Bathroom Reading Month Boat Month Hugh Morrell – June 8 Tomi Nelson – June 11 Gordon Tonsaker – June 12 Candy Month May Reeves – June 13 Flip a Coin Day June 1 Peggy Davidson – June 13 Banana Split Festival Days June 8–9 Caroline Seniuk – June 19 Duct Tape Days June 15–17 George & Vivienne Popowich – June 19 ♥ Men’s Health Week June 11–17 Eva Elliot – June 24 World Juggling Day June 16 Father’s Day BBQ June 14 Dorothy Hiltz- June 18 Glen Weir – June 19 Sylvia Fisher – June 24 Jean Brannick – June 25 Anne McCaw – June 26 Jim & Jo Cross – June 27 ♥ Irene Hauth – June 28 Ed Winter – June 30 Henry Loewen – June 30 Doreen O’Grady – June 30 June 2012 Are you familiar with the national birds of other countries? Unscramble the jumbled letters below to reveal that country’s national bird: **Please check your WEEKLY Calendar and Wipe Boards for Changes for Activities** June 4-8 –Senior’s Week Heartburn and Reflux Problems June 4 - Greenhouse Tour to Castle Garden and Wickham’s leaving the front doors of Hemstock at 10:30am-Bagged Lunch from Kitchen on the way! June 5- Picnic with Points West (Weather Permitting) at 11:30am June 6 – Container Gardening Demonstration with Chuck King from “Greenjay Greenhouse” in the M.P. Room at 1:30! Come on down!! June 7 – Sing Along Group going over to Pioneer Lodge at 1:30pm June 8 – R.C. MASS at 10:00am. Planting bedding plants at 10:00am outside M.P. Room(Weather Permitting) June 11 – Bishop Lloyd recital in the M.P. Room at 1:00pm June 12 – “Walking Through Grief” Support Group with Shirley Scott at 1:30pm in the Chapel. Bible Study in the Chapel at 7:00pm June 14- Fathers Day BBQ in the Café at 11:30am with activities to following the afternoon. June 20 – Gold Eagle Casino Trip to North Battleford. Leaving at 10:00am from the front doors of Hemstock June 21 – Country Drive Outing-Destination to be announced. June 24- Mennonite Singers at 7:30pm in the M.P. Room June 26th – “Walking Through Greif” with Shirley Scott in the Chapel at 1:30pm June 27th – Birthday & Anniversary Party at 7:00pm Many people suffer from heartburn. Heartburn is when the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus and cause a burning sensation. Majority of people will suffer from heartburn sometime in their life. If you suffer from heartburn you should see your doctor to rule out any other medical problems. Here are a few things you could try to reduce heartburn. 1. Avoid spicy, acidic, tomato based foods. Some foods like chocolate, fruit juices and citrus foods bother some people and some don’t. When you find certain foods that seem to give you more indigestion, try and avoid them. 2. Limit coffee, tea, alcohol and pop. Sometimes caffeine will bother some people. 3. Watch your weight. Being overweight will increase abdominal pressure and will cause the stomach content to flow back into the esophagus. 4. Don’t gorge yourself at mealtime. Just eat till you are comfortable. 5. Don’t exercise too soon after eating. 6. Wait at least 3-4 hours after a meal before you lay down. 7. Cut back on your smoking if quitting is not an option. 8. You can try elevating your head when lying down; by an extra pillow, blanket under your mattress or raising the head of your bed on blocks. 1. France O R T R S O E 2. New Zealand W I I K 3. Bahamas O G A L I F N M 4. India C A C O P K E 5. Norway P D E P R I 6. Romania L C I P A E N 7. Sweden R B K A C B I D L 8. Austria W A L W L S O 18 Life Lessons 1. Life isn’t fair but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick, your friends and parents will, keep in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don’t have to win every argument, agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone, it’s more healing than crying alone. 8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 12. Don’t compare yourself to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about. 13. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry God never blinks. 14. Take a deep breath it calms the mind. 15. Get rid of anything useful, beautiful or joyful. 16. Frame every so called disaster with “In 5 yrs will this matter”? 17. If we threw all our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 18. Growing old beats the alternative-dying young. We are now using our spring and summer menu and as such you will notice that there are more cold plates and light items presented. This is available to help combat the heat of summer as well to give a fresh change. I will be using the feedback from resident request meals to see about incorporating some of the more positive items into the summer menu. With the coming of summer we would like to remind people to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids. Items such as fresh fruit, juices, and water are best; but even herbal teas or milk can help. Drinks like Gatorade will help with maintaining hydration as well as your potassium and sodium levels but can have a large number of calories from sugar so be careful if you use these types of drinks. Coffee and tea while they are comprised mostly of water have caffeine and therefore tend to leave you more dehydrated in the long term. Lance Turcotte- Dining Services Manager ____________________________ LIFE ENRICHMENT NOTICES: Summer is coming!! We will be having more outings and BBQs coming up in the warmer weather. Please note that activities planned may change due to weather and other circumstances. Please remember to sign up for activities and outings in the blue binder under the notice board across from Reception. If you or anyone you know has ideas or suggestions for activities and outings coming up that you would like to attend, please see Beth or Brittney in Recreation! Here’s to a great summer!!! ----------------------------**Also you will notice that the fish tank is gone, we are downsizing to a smaller tank**. It will be in the same spot, just smaller. Thank-you for understanding! ~ One-third of your life is spent sleeping. ~ Everybody dreams. EVERYBODY! Simply because you do not remember your dream does not mean that you do not dream. In fact, you have several dreams during a normal night of sleep. ~ Dreams are indispensable. A lack of dream activity may imply some protein deficiency or a personality disorder. ~ On average, you can dream anywhere from one to two hours every night. Moreover, you can have four to seven dreams in one night. ~ Blind people do dream. Whether visual images appear in their dreams depend on whether they were blind at birth or became blind later in life. ~ Studies have shown that your brain waves are more active when you are dreaming than when we are awake. ~ People who are in the process of giving up smoking tend to have longer and more intense dreams ~ Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They do not appear in their own dreams until the age of 3 or 4. ~ If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming. ~ Nightmares are common in children, typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8. June 2012 Your Services For Your Information Department Supervisors and Managers General Manager Adele Bachand Office Manager Ingrid Helmer Resident Service Manager Terry Swan Building Maintenance Manager Ken Nealis Dining Services Manager Lance Turcotte Life Enrichment Manager Beth Sabraw Marketing Donna Golinowski Housekeeping Manager Wendy Shewchuk We would like to take this time and say Welcome to our MONTHLY Newsletter. If any of you would like to receive our weekly calendars, or Monthly Newsletter by email please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to send them to you. This way you can stay up to date with our “Happenings at Home”. Services Hair Salon Shelley is available by appointment only, for all your hair needs on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday each week. You can contact her to book your appointment at 306 825-5550. Gift Certificates are available upon request. Massage by Tina Tina is available on Monday and Tuesdays for Massages, you can reach Tina at 780 872-6870. Gift Certificates are available for you and your family. Tuck Shop Is open daily for a variety of items if needed, inquire at Reception or Life Enrichment. Foot Care Nurse Terry offers foot care to our residents at various times throughout the month. You are able to book your appointments through reception for this service. Gift Certificates are also available Guest Suite Services For the convenience of your out of town family and friends, Dr. Hemstock Residence offers a beautifully furnished guest suite for your rental. The price is $70.00 a night for one person, $80 for two people and $85.00 for three people. This also includes a continental breakfast. You can book the Guest Suite with Reception at (780) 808-2161. June 2012 Resident vs Staff Bean Bag!! MS Pie Throwing! CLEO’s Fashion Show! Mother’s Day Tea!! (4 Generations) I would like to remind everyone that there is no specific time allocated for cleaning suites. Housekeeping staff have many other duties to perform throughout the day, some that may take precedence over suite cleaning, if they are emergencies or affect the health and safety of residents, staff and visitors, such as cleaning up spills. Wendy Shewchuck-Housekeeping Manager ___________________________ NOTICE: Happy 105th Mabel!! Irene Classen with her daughters Elsie Djuff and her beautiful great grandaughter! Father’s Day BBQ will be Thursday June 14th at 11:30 in the Café of Hearthstone. Invites will be going out. Please reply to Reception by Friday June 8th if you will be attending or not. It will be a fantastic hearty meal fit for a king! Come out and join us for an afternoon of activities to follow the BBQ! It will be a great day to honor the men in our lives! Stop insect stings and bites from itching by dabbing them with a cotton ball saturated with undiluted white distilled vinegar. Soothe sunburn with a spray of white distilled vinegar, repeating as often as you like. Ice-cold white distilled vinegar will feel even better, and may prevent blistering and peeling. For cuts and scrapes, use white distilled vinegar as an antiseptic. Get rid of foot odor by washing feet well with antiseptic soap daily, then soaking them in undiluted cider vinegar for 10 minutes or so. Remember that cotton socks aid odor control more effectively than wool ones. Clean a hairbrush by soaking in a white distilled vinegar solution. Tone facial skin with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water. If commercial aftershaves cause rashes and itching, try using undiluted white distilled vinegar as an aftershave lotion. Lighten body freckles (not facial freckles) by rubbing on full-strength white distilled vinegar. Eliminate bad breath and whiten your teeth by brushing them once or twice a week with white distilled vinegar. Make nail polish last longer. Wipe fingernails with cotton balls dipped in white distilled vinegar before putting on nail polish.