Covid Update

2021-10-14T14:34:43-05:00October 14th, 2021|

Dear Residents and Families, Effective Monday October 18, 2021, all staff in the Home will either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have provided a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours prior to their shift.  This is in adherence to the public health orders and in the best interest of protecting our residents, staff and families.   Current public health requirements do not require designated family caregivers to produce proof of vaccination.  In order to gain a more accurate reflection of the vaccination status of all persons entering the Home, we will be asking the designated family caregivers [...]

Festival of Lights Special Resident Events: “Carnival”

2021-10-19T11:11:37-05:00October 12th, 2021|

Thanks to the generous Festival of Lights donation campaign, special recreation events for our residents continued throughout the summer. The fourth events were “Carnival” parties held in August.  Separate events were held so that residents from all units could attend while keeping in practice with social distancing and group size guidelines. Residents dunked staff members in the dunk tank, fished for ducks to win a prize, and enjoyed cotton candy. The dunk tank rental, cotton candy machine rentals, rubber duck game and prizes, and decorations were provided by the Festival of Lights Funding. Thank you to our Festival of Lights [...]

Thank you Sumka Brothers Greenhouses

2021-10-19T11:14:06-05:00October 11th, 2021|

As the fall season is upon us and nature prepares for winter, on behalf of Holy Family Home and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate we want to say thank you to Sumka Brothers Greenhouses for beautifying our outdoor spaces this summer. The plants and flowers throughout the parks brought hours of enjoyment to our residents and visitors. Even the birds, squirrels and rabbits found sanctuary in the beauty that was created. Thank you and God’s Blessing to the Sumka Family for their sponsorship.

Covid Update

2021-10-07T15:04:47-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Dear Residents and Families, Holy Family Home is in the process of fulfilling the public health requirement for all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of their shift.  This is required to be implemented effective October 18, 2021.  We are happy to share the vast majority of staff have shared their full vaccination status with the Home at the present time. We will also be requiring contractors and all service providers to the Home show proof of vaccination as well.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we [...]

National Catholic Health Care Week

2021-10-05T10:38:39-05:00October 5th, 2021|

Together in Care At the heart of Catholic health care is a deep respect for the intrinsic value and dignity of every human being and an unwavering commitment to serving all people, from all backgrounds and faiths – especially society’s most vulnerable. From October 3 to 9, 2021 National Catholic Health Care Week across Canada, recognizes the important work of Catholic health care organizations in our province and across Canada. Nationally, Catholic health care serves over 5 million Canadians each year and employs over 88,000 people. Our footprint is big. Our hearts are even bigger. And our belief that we [...]

Celebrating 75 years with Project to keep Residents Warm and Cozy

2021-10-19T10:25:29-05:00September 23rd, 2021|

Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada (UCWLC) members and some parishioners were busy.  In celebration of the UCWLC 75th anniversary and in conjunction with a COVID-19 project they crocheted or knitted 150 laptop blankets and shawls.  100 of these were generously donated to Holy Family Home for residents to enjoy. Thank you to all those who took the time to create such beautiful pieces.

2021 Federal Election

2021-09-13T14:34:02-05:00September 13th, 2021|

Dear Residents and Families, RE: 2021 Federal Election Holy Family Home will have a polling station where residents can vote at the Home for the 2021 Federal election.  The polling station will be open from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm on September 20, 2021.  The polling station will be located in the auditorium.  Elections Canada has issued the documentation for voting to the Home.  This documentation can be obtained at the nursing station of each unit.  Residents who wish to vote or families who wish to escort residents to vote can obtain the documentation from the nurse on the respective [...]

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

2021-09-13T14:40:30-05:00September 13th, 2021|

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Manitoba Provincial Council is hosting a virtual town hall meeting with healthcare professionals and community leaders who will present the facts and share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines. It’s time to dispel the myths and get the necessary facts and information from health care professionals to help you make an informed decision. Educate yourself to protect your loved ones and your community. Join the virtual event on September 19 at 2:00 pm for answers to many of your questions. Register for the event today

Covid / Visitation Update

2021-08-30T11:09:16-05:00August 30th, 2021|

Dear Families, With consideration of feedback received from our residents and families, we are making further changes to our visitation hours.  The current public health direction does not permit us to ask the vaccination status of our designated family caregivers and indicates only one designated family caregiver can visit in the home at a time.  We have heard from many designated family caregivers that given they are both fully vaccinated, they would like to visit at the same time and are willing to share their proof of vaccination with the Home.  Beginning September 1, 2021, our visiting hours will be [...]

Festival of Lights Special Resident Events: “Holy Family Home Olympics”

2021-09-02T14:41:44-05:00August 17th, 2021|

Thanks to the generous Festival of Lights donation campaign, special recreation events for our residents continue throughout the summer. The third events were “The Holy Family Home Olympics” parties held at the beginning of August.  Separate events were held so that residents from all units could attend while keeping in practice with social distancing and group size guidelines. Residents cheered each other on as they participated in different events such as axe throwing and golf putting. Everyone received a gold medal and toasted to a successful Olympics at the end to celebrate. The inflatable axe throwing, beverages, game equipment and [...]

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