December 9, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dear Family and Friends of Tabor Home:

Stockings 4 Seniors Update
YOU COVERED 340 STOCKINGS FOR SENIORS! We had some last minute donations come in, which means our new total is $17,000 for the residents/tenants of Tabor Village. We have an amazing community!

Thank you to all who gave and dropped off cards or other items for #stockings4seniors. See photos above and below of just some of the many amazing cards that came in. All remaining funds after stockings are complete will go towards Christmas activities and treats to make this Christmas extra special for the residents/tenants of Tabor Village.

We are so excited to start shopping and putting these stockings together. Let the countdown begin for delivery! Stay tuned for photos of residents/tenants receiving these beautiful stockings at Christmas.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Tabor Home Outbreak Update
Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones during this season. Our hearts are breaking alongside all of these grieving families. When residents move into a Tabor Village residence, they become like family. To lose one family member is heartbreaking, but to lose over twenty is a devastating tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire Tabor family during this time.

  • Total cases since the outbreak: 92
  • Recovered: 66
  • Active cases: 1
  • Total COVID-related deaths: 25
  • Total cases since the outbreak: 59
  • Recovered and/or returned to work: 46
  • Active cases: 13

You may have noticed a drastic drop in active resident cases, which is GREAT news! Our Clinical team got together today to review every resident's health and the timeline of those who had tested positive. After a very thorough review, we saw that we in fact no longer have multiple active cases, but rather only 1 active resident case with 66 residents having made a full and complete recovery! We are overjoyed with this wonderful news!

This is not only great news for these residents and you as their families, but great news for us all as it means we can finally see some much needed light at the end of this tunnel. Thanking God for this news and His protection over these people. Praying and believing for healing for all those who are still sick with the virus. May they recover quickly and fully and may this outbreak come to an end soon!

COVID-19 Testing
We are continuing our weekly swab testing of all staff and residents. The next day of testing is tomorrow. Please join us in praying that ZERO test results come back positive. We want 100% negative test results and we are choosing to have faith and believe that will happen this week. Please pray.

Let's Talk Christmas

Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are permissible as long as thorough hand hygiene is practiced before and after decorating and routine cleaning continues.

Important Changes for Food Deliveries:
  • All food items should fit in a standard grocery bag size to minimize clutter in rooms.
  • Food items that are prepared at home should be packaged in single-use food containers that can be sanitized upon arrival and discarded. Family and friends dropping off the food items should not expect their containers to be returned.
  • It is preferred that any food item that is brought in should have a longer shelf life, does not require refrigeration, and is non-perishable.
  • Food items cannot be shared between residents.
  • Every item brought in a disposable container should be wipeable and labelled with the resident's name, room number, and date delivered.

As long as these safety guidelines are followed, tenants get to enjoy all the homemade traditional Christmas baking you/they would like.

Gifts that are new products delivered in a disposable bag are permissible. Potted plants and vases are acceptable. Please have flowers already in a vase with water. Staff will then sanitize the vase and it will be delivered right away.

Clothing & Essential Care Items
Any clothing that is brought in for residents should be brought in a disposable bag and it will be laundered on-site before giving to residents.

All essential care items such as soaps, lotions, etc. should be new products.

Best Practice for Drop Offs
Every item brought in should be labelled with the resident's name, room number, and date delivered.

We Must Do Our Part
As cases continue to rise across the province, and with the recent orders from Public Health, we strongly urge you to do your part in keeping yourselves, your family, and the community safe. Stay home as much as possible, keep your distance, wash your hands, don't go into anyone else's home, only socialize with those in your immediate household. This is hard, especially given the Christmas season that we're entering into, but the safety of our loved ones depends on it.
On behalf of the entire team of staff at Tabor Home, we just wanted to say THANK YOU to all those who sent an email, commented on social media, called, or dropped off cards of encouragement for us. Thank you to all those who delivered special treats, gift bags, and flowers. Thank you to all those who have been so faithful in praying for us and with us. Simply, thank you. While this season is tremendously difficult for all of us, especially the residents and all of you as family, you continue to encourage, pray, and give. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We're in this together.
Mental Health & Support Services
BC Bereavement Helpline

Abbotsford Hospice Society - Grief Counselling
  • Extending support to all families and staff at Tabor Village that may need bereavement support presently and in the future due to the traumatic events, exhaustion, and grief that families and staff are living through daily.
  • Grief support services are free to any persons needing support with anticipatory grief or the loss of a loved one.
  • Email the Program Manager for confidential intake sessions and support
  • Email:
  • Website:

Peace Portal Counselling
  • Registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers, a psychologist, and an associate for counselling services available
  • Phone: 604-542-2501
  • Website:

Moving Family Forward Services
  • Non-profit organization providing free services, available in multiple languages
  • Phone: 778-321-3054
  • Website:

United Way of The Lower Mainland
See link below for their e-postcard.
COVID-19 Information Website
Visit our website for all the COVID-19 news and updates. We post all our communications, surveys, and policies there so there is always a go-to spot for you to find what you're looking for.
Yours sincerely,
Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE
Executive Director
604-859-8715 x 102
Tabor Village | 604.859.8715 | Email | Website

Cheques can be made payable to:
Tabor Home Society
31944 Sunrise Crescent
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1N5