March 12, 2021
Dear Tabor Village Family and Friends:
Staff Appreciation Event
Thanks to our generous sponsor, Rexall, we were able to invite Slavic Rolls food truck to Tabor to bless our healthcare heroes with delicious treats. Is there anything better than sunshine and ice cream? Definitely not.

We may be bias, but this team has gone above and beyond over the course of the pandemic and we're sure grateful for all their hard work and dedication to serving older adults. It's our honour and privilege to serve those who came before us, but this pandemic has caused everyone - residents, families, staff, and community - added stress and exhaustion. Finding small ways like this to show appreciation and say thanks to one another is a blessing on both ends.

Thank you healthcare heroes for all that you do on the frontlines.
Visitation Update
We have been enjoying seeing so many visitors and are thrilled to say that not only do 94% of residents Village wide have a registered visitor, but we had 751 visits take place just last month alone! We just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding with our booking system and screening protocols, your willingness and flexibility in following safety measures, and for your understanding in keeping your PPE on for the duration of your visit. When we all work together in this way, it makes a world of difference!

Visitation Schedule
All visits must be booked through Visitation Supervisor, Jackie Kingma.

Tabor Home Schedule
Unit 1: 9am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday
Unit 2 (Willow): 9am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Unit 3 (Cherry): 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm Monday, Thursday and Friday
Unit 4: 9am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday
Unit 5: 9am - 5pm Sunday through Thursday
Valhaven Schedule
Monday through Thursday 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Tabor Court Schedule
Sunday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Tabor Home Recreation Update
We have been enjoying welcoming in and getting to know many new residents. Our days are filled with small group BINGO, "Get Moving" (exercise), Cranium Crunches Trivia, word games, puzzles (1:1), plenty of walks in the garden and devotionals. While we're still practicing all the necessary safety measures, it has been a true joy to get back to a little bit of "normalcy" with activities. Already counting down the days to spring when we can get back to our therapeutic gardens.
Tabor Court Recreation Update
Please see button links below for the Tabor Court calendar of activities for next week, as well as some updates for the upcoming month of March.
Valhaven Recreation Update
See button link below to view Valhaven's activities calendar for the month of March.
Always a privilege and a joy to celebrate milestones like this. Our dear friend here is 100 years young! How fitting it was that she turned 100 on International Women's Day of all days! With the abundance of love and flowers sent from her family, it's no secret this is one special lady loved by all who know her. Happy Birthday!
Family Council Meetings
Family Council offers opportunity for family members and caregivers to come together to make Tabor Village a better place for their loved ones. It's an opportunity to review any pertinent issues, make suggestions for improvement, and ensure the best quality of life for the older adults of Tabor Village. It's open to anyone and offers a level of support during what can be a challenging time.

We are holding a virtual family council meeting via ZOOM video conferencing on Monday, March 29th for Valhaven and Tabor Home families and Wednesday, March 31st for Tabor Court families. See dates and times below. If you would like to join in on these meetings, please sign up via the button link below.

Valhaven Family Council Meeting
Monday, March 29 at 3:00pm

Tabor Home Family Council Meeting
Monday, March 29 at 4:00pm

Tabor Court Family Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00pm
Message of Hope with Pastor Ray
Is Being Alone a Bad Thing?

An interesting story in Genesis 32:22-32 includes the phrase, “So Jacob was left alone.” (verse 24) These words may sound disturbing. We don’t like being left alone. But as the story infolds, Jacob finds himself encountering God. Jacob was, in fact, “alone” with God. The story ends with renewal and blessing, and the experience changed Jacob.

Being alone with God is a good thing. Maybe as we continue through these days of semi-isolation from family and friends, we need to grasp this opportunity to spend more quiet, reflective time.

Maybe this prayer for Holy Leisure by Richard Foster will help us
"I confess to you, dear God, that holy leisure is far from me.
I have a minute of empty space and I rushed to fill it.
I act, I do, I talk.
Why can't I simply be still?
Plant in me a longing for stillness.
Create in me a hunger for open, empty spaces."

Pastor Ray Harris
Spiritual Care Coordinator

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