By Helen Martens
Gerry Fowler is spending some time at Reston Care Home for respite and rehab. Gerry’s brother Doug from Winnipeg was out to visit her last weekend.
Every once in a while, tenants will move away either to be closer to family or to a care home. There are always folks to fill the empty suites. We are happy to welcome new residents to our Evergreen family.
Vern and Margaret Rollo, formerly of Miniota, moved in recently and are comfortably settled in their suite.
Jessie Thiessen went to Winnipeg this week for another eye treatment.
Sherald Joynt with her niece Kristy Argue spent the weekend in Brandon at the Manitoba Super Horse 50/50 Show & Sale.
Many tenants came out to vote at the poll here at Evergreen Place in the recent federal election.
Halloween is here again. Last year, we had 130 ghosts and goblins in for treats. The residents all chip in to get goodies for the trick or treaters. We enjoy seeing them in their costumes accompanied by family members.
The Royal Purple ladies served us a delicious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Some regular activities for all Evergreen residents are: Adult colouring every Thursday afternoon; once a month, we have a bingo evening with a prize for the final blackout; and once a week there is an exercise class for whoever wants to join in.
Coffee or tea is always available in the common room where residents meet and visit or talk about the latest world news, etc. This is where friendships are formed and where we get to know one another.
Quote of the Week:
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
By Bernice Graham
Debbie Freeman from Boissevain has been visiting with her parents, Tom and Muriel Anderson for the last few days.
The October birthday party was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, starting with card bingo followed by cake and ice cream. October birthdays are Ed Wadham, Mary Ann Barkley, Anne Friesen and Kay Cross.
By Bev Peel
The Miniota community welcomes Jack and Irene Bryant who have retired into Miniota. We wish you many happy years and best wishes.
Congratulations from the Miniota community to Dusty and Melissa Hill on the birth of a baby girl, Samantha Patricia on Oct. 22.
Also, congratulations to the Prairie View Municipality, rate payers and all the people who had anything to do with getting the new Miniota Fire Hall built and ready for the Grand Opening, Saturday Oct. 26. A cool and very windy day! If in need, the firefighters and paramedics are at your door, a great service for a small town.
Welcome to Ron and Vickie Bryant from the Miniota community who have retired into Miniota. Good luck and our best wishes for many happy years ahead.
A graveside service was held at the Miniota Cemetery for Archie Gilchrist on Oct. 28 with Linda Clark officiating. Sympathy and prayers to all the people that his life has touched.
Sympathy from the Miniota and Arrow River communities to Wendy, Brent, Andrew, Craig, Ryan and all their families in the passing of Leonard Lelond at Brandon Regional Hospital on Oct. 23. His burial was held at the Arrow River cemetery before the service at the Miniota Hall with Linda Clark officiating.
By Paulette Wiens
June Hunt, formerly of Kenton, had recently moved to Hamiota. Deepest sympathy to Ed, Terry and Debbie and their families on the sudden passing of June on Oct. 17. She was 90 years young.
There was a great turnout for the Prairie Mountain Health Flu Clinic at the Kenton Memorial Hall on Oct. 24 from 1-7 pm. The total attendance was 93, which included all members of one family.
There were two displays in the Hall: 1) Health Promotions, with Chantel Draper, Registered Dietician for PMH with a nutrition questionnaire (hate your eating habits), various pamphlets and a diabetic information display. 2) Victoria Lifeline information and products, with Heather Peters, Community Resource Representative.
Prairie Mountain Health has received all of its ordered flu vaccines.
The Woodworth Senior Services Board (WSS)and I appreciate the support of this community health event. This included volunteers for setting up the hall, workers for the door and in the canteen and donations of cookies. The Kenton and Area Lions Club supplied the coffee and tea and a volunteer for the canteen. Fusion Credit Union supplied the cups and napkins. WSS supplied the juice.
Please watch for posters for WSS social club and events for November, by Karen Anderson, Resource Coordinator-WSS.