Christmas Decorations: Sadly Not Permitted
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!
Outside Window Decorations Only
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 email@example.com
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.
"Heard about our mother... yesterday. But I wanted to thank you ALL, not just for this time & how you conducted yourselves during this COVID outbreak, but for all the care that has been given with love & with joy, from the day she entered the Tabor HOME. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year."
-A grateful daughter
"As I was praying for Tabor tonight, I was so aware of how much love surrounds each person who lives there. Thank you so much for the assurance that we as families have, that our parents/grandparents are valued, loved, and seen as precious. Whatever point they are at in their life journey, you and your staff are doing more than would seem humanly possible to help them, and to show compassion.
Everyone has worked so hard, and made many sacrifices to keep residents and staff safe, and to minimize anxiety as this virus spreads in spite of great effort. I can’t imagine the heartache being experienced by staff, families, and friends. We won’t stop praying.
Even though these are very difficult times, I have been surprised by the smiles and joy that is on staff’s faces (above the masks) when I greet them at the door as I drop things off for my mom. They all deserve so much gratitude for the blessings they bring through their cheerfulness and willingness to accommodate.
Thank you so much for setting before us all, a sense of hope, a belief that God will see us through this, and that faith will remain strong even if despair seems near. Thank you for being a strong advocate for all of Tabor Village, and for seniors in general.
Our prayer is that you will have peace and be able to rest and stay healthy as you continue to bless Tabor Village through your leadership. We know that God is with you, and that he is with us all. Blessings."
-A grateful family
There's Still Time To Give Back!
We can change the future for seniors at Tabor Home.
This year has brought many unprecedented turns and challenges. Due to the pandemic, we had to temporarily pause public fundraising for the Capital Campaign. Yet, even with all that happened, you continued to generously give back to the seniors of Tabor Village, leaving us both inspired and grateful. As we look to the new year and begin to refocus on the Capital Campaign, and continue our search for a new Capital Campaign Manager, we know Tabor is in good hands with you by our side.
As you know, the current Tabor Home building is out of date, uncooperative with modern technology, ill-equipped to protect against infectious disease and presents an institutionalized environment for seniors and their families. We believe the current infrastructure played a major role in the outbreak we're facing and just goes to show how urgently needed this Home really is, now more than ever. With your gift, we can change the future for seniors at Tabor Home.
In order to ensure it's processed for 2020 tax receipts, we need all donations in hand before December 31st. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any further questions or concerns, we're happy to help. Thank you for Caring from the Heart.
Your Capital Campaign Team,
Miriam Bozman, Michelle Whalen, and Bethany Somerville