December 15, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dear Tabor Home Family and Friends:

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.

Residents
  • Total cases since the outbreak: 93
  • Recovered: 66
  • Active cases: 2
  • Total COVID-related deaths: 24
 
Staff
  • Total cases since the outbreak: 63
  • Recovered and/or returned to work: 56
  • Active cases: 7

COVID-19 Vaccine
 
We are excited to let you know that COVID-19 vaccines have now arrived in B.C. Tabor Home is eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting today.
 
Initial immunizations in the Fraser Health region will focus on healthcare staff who work in long-term care facilities. We have some staff already signed up to receive the vaccine today and will have more in the coming weeks as more vaccine doses become available.

Christmas Decorations
Due to the dust they collect and the extra touchpoint risks they pose to residents, we cannot have decorations in resident rooms unfortunately. Our recreation team has been hard at work decorating our therapeutic gardens and the Cherry Lane courtyard with lights and decorations for the residents to enjoy! We would love for you to help and add your own personal touches for the outdoors!

We ask that there are no food decorations (no popcorn or berry strings, please!) to avoid attracting wildlife and that all decorations are being hung so that they’ll hold up to a bit of wind and weather as much as possible. Please note that decorations that are hung in the front of the building and not in a courtyard may be susceptible to vandals so please do not bring anything valuable or precious to your family as we cannot guarantee their safety. Please also note that there are no outlets along the outside front of the building so lights will not be possible in that area.

Please note that windows must remain closed while decorating and if you would like to decorate a window that is not accessible from the front of the building, please coordinate your time with our Visitation Supervisor, Jackie, at jkingma@taborvillage.org.

We know that the lack of Christmas decor in resident rooms is hard, especially with the arrival of Christmas, but this is a Fraser Health directive and we must abide by it and do our part in order to get back to being outbreak free. That said, we kindly ask you to stop bringing in Christmas decorations for the inside of resident rooms. As mentioned above, outdoor decorations are permitted, just no indoor decor.

All further questions can be directed to Jackie Kingma, email above or call 604-859-8715 x 621.
Stockings 4 Seniors Shopping Is Underway
We are very excited to announce that shopping for Stockings 4 Seniors is well underway and we still have many Christmas cards making their way in!

Thank you all for donating, for writing cards, to your kids and grandkids for making crafts, and for your prayers and support of this worthy cause.

We know the residents will feel extra loved this Christmas with these stockings and cards. Counting down the days to delivery.
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

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Tabor Home Society
31944 Sunrise Crescent
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1N5