17 Christmas stockings were delivered to Villa St. Gabriel Villa on Thursday, November 25th. The socks will be distributed on Christmas Day to residents who do not have family support over the Christmas holiday season. The stockings and donated contents were coordinated by Evelyn Dutrisac, Diane St. Pierre, Julie Desimone from Desimone Foot and Ankle Centre, and Nicole Blais from Goshenite Seniors Services.
MEMORANDUM To: Families & Family Councils (Villa St. Gabriel’s Villa & St. Joseph’s Villa) Re: Updated Staff & Visitors Covid-19 Immunization Policy
Dear Family Members / Essential Caregivers:
As you are all aware, we are currently in the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, driven by the Delta variant which is now the predominant strain circulating in Ontario. The Delta variant is more transmissible and may cause more severe disease than the previous strains for the residents living in our long-term care homes, even those who are fully vaccinated.
To this end, we continue to encourage all individuals to get vaccinated as this protects you and your family.
Additionally, in order to balance our residents’ rights to receive visitors of their choice and the right to live in a safe environment, we have revisited our Staff and Visitor(s) COVID-19 Immunization Policy and examined reasonable alternative procedures to ensure the safety of our residents and staff if we allowed unvaccinated essential caregivers/visitors into the facility. As a result of this careful review, the following updated policy has been adopted to provide detailed guidance for Essential Visitors and Essential Caregivers when visiting the Villas. (*Please see attached Policy)
This policy is subject to change due to Ministry directives and/or further Covid-19 outbreaks.
We acknowledge the challenges this pandemic has posed for residents, families and staff and appreciate your continued collaboration in ensuring the health and safety of your loved ones residing in our care is maintained.
￼From left to right: Riitta Horner and Barb Desjardins, VP Corporate Services
St. Joseph’s of Sudbury is pleased to announce its November Early Bird Winner of its 50/50 Draw. The winner is Riitta Horner who won $500. Lightning does strike twice as Riitta was also the lucky winner of the October Early Bird Draw. St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw is raising funds to improve the safety and comfort of our residents and patients.
From left to right: Reyna Cabahug and Celia Teale, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury
Congratulations to Reyna Cabahug who takes home $3,550.00. Remember to purchase your tickets for our next draw that ends on November 30th with an early bird draw on November 15th. Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca. All dollars go directly to the purchase of equipment for our residents and patients.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre established an annual corporate bursary fund to support education for employees interested in pursuing their own continuing education opportunities. The bursary is funded through proceeds from a portion of the monthly staff 50/50 draw.
St. Joseph’s Health Centre awards education bursaries to reimburse up to 100% of education costs, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year, incurred by regular full-time or regular part-time employees who choose to pursue:
Non-credit development opportunities including conferences, workshops and seminars, or
Credit courses or multi-course programs of an academic, professional or business nature.
This year’s recipients are Donna Scott, Chaplain and Alexandra Gosselin, Occupational Health & HR Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Brittany Moffat, PCA at Villa St. Gabriel Villa and Serena Lee, RPN at St. Joseph’s Villa. Congratulations to all! Thank you for continuing your life-long learning efforts.
Right to left: Donna Scott and Jo-Anne Palkovits Jo-Anne Palkovits and Alexandra Gosselin
From left to right: Riitta Horner, Roger Leveille Site Administrator SJV
St. Joseph’s of Sudbury is pleased to announce its October Early Bird Winner of its 50/50 Draw. The winner is Riitta Horner who won $500. Riitta has a personal connection with St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre as her father was a patient a few years ago.
St. Joseph’s 50/50 Draw is raising funds to improve the safety and comfort of our residents and patients.
From left to right: Sharon M. Rioux and Celia Teale, Chair of St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury
Congratulations to Sharon M. Rioux who takes home $3,505.00. Mrs. Rioux shared some of her winnings by donating a portion back to St. Joseph’s Foundation. Thank you Sharon!
Remember to purchase your tickets for our next draw that ends on October 31st with an early bird draw on October 15th. Tickets can be purchased online at stjoessudbury5050.ca. All dollars go directly to the purchase of equipment for our residents and patients.