December 4, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dear Family and Friends of Tabor Home:

Thank You Fraser Health
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Fraser Health has been supporting and offering guidance to Tabor Home.  An additional layer of support is being placed at Tabor Home by Fraser Health in the appointment of a pandemic response leader to provide oversight of the COVID-19 response at Tabor Home. Fraser Health has been working very closely with Tabor Home and this decision was made collaboratively to further support the Tabor Home leadership and staff. This added support at Tabor Home is consistent with other complex outbreaks at long term care sites.

Fraser Health continues to support staffing deficits with the deployment of additional nurses and care staff to ensure resident care needs continue to be met. Other enhanced control measures continue to be in place, including:
  • Visitors are restricted throughout the facility.
  • Staff and residents movement in the facility has been restricted.
  • Cleaning and infection control measures have been enhanced.
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified.
  • Twice a day screening of all staff and residents.

Tabor Village is very appreciative for the partnership with Fraser Health, implementing a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to COVID-19. In addition, Fraser Health has deployed care staff, rapid-response teams which include clinical nurse educators, infection prevention and control experts, screeners, and patient care quality officers supporting with communication to families and assessing symptoms at sites with outbreaks. Through these teams, sites are also connected with emergency supplies and support strategies around additional personnel as needed.

Please see the full update from Fraser Health at the link below.
Tabor Home Outbreak Update
We offer our sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones during this time. Our hearts are breaking alongside all of yours. Praying for all of you Tabor family.  

  • Total cases since the outbreak: 89
  • Active cases: 70
  • Total COVID-related deaths: 21

  • Total cases since the outbreak: 58
  • Recovered and/or returned to work: 39
  • Active cases: 20

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.
Townhall Meetings - Ask Us Anything
In an effort to further our transparency, openness, and continually improve upon our communication, we will be starting townhall meetings with all Tabor Home families during the outbreak. This is just one of many ways we are offering better communication to families during this very challenging time. These meetings will be lead by myself, Dan Levitt, via ZOOM (video conferencing) and will occur for each unit/neighbourhood (depending on the neighbourhood that your loved one lives on).

These townhall meetings will allow you to ask questions and express any concerns you may have. Please note that while we are always happy and available to address any questions regarding your loved one's health and well-being, we ask that you reach out privately at a different time to discuss these and/or on your weekly phone call with our dedicated team of callers where confidential discussion is able to take place about your specific loved one's health.

1st Townhall Meeting For Tabor Home Families
Monday, December 7th
Dogwood (Unit 1) - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Willow (Unit 2) - 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Cherry Lane (Unit 3) - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cedar (Unit 4) - 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Click the link below to register for the December 7th Townhall. If you do not know which unit your loved one is on, please email Bethany at to find out and then register.
As you know we are making weekly phone calls to the primary contact of every Tabor Home resident. These calls are an opportunity to express your concerns, ask questions, and receive updates on your loved one's health and well-being. We have a dedicated team of four staff making these calls every week including:

Feel free to reach out to them anytime.

Thank You Tabor Court
You may have noticed some freshly baked scones at the front desk free for the taking. This is thanks to our friends next door who came by to drop them off and do a physically distant cheer for us. Enjoy the scones!
A Week of Thanks
Thank you to Debra Hauptman and the Langley Lodge team for reminding us, "Sometimes in our lives we all have pain. We all have sorrow. But if we are wise. We know that there's always tomorrow. You just call on me brother, when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on". 

This moment of generosity and support…check out our Facebook page here.
Forever grateful to colleagues for their offer of support in so many ways, oxygen concentrators from Maplewood, pizza from Baptist Housing, a national prayer across Mennonite churches from MB Herald, gowns from New Vista, advocacy from BCCPA, and so many emails, texts, messages, likes, comments and shares. 
While November may have been our darkest nights, knowing we are all in this together instilled the confidence needed to maintain hope for a brighter morning. 
"Thank you for the exemplary courage, care, compassion and commitment that the staff at Tabor and so many other care centres have been and are demonstrating during these very hard times. Those of us on the outside and who are not providing care can become so out of touch with the hour by hour battle that are faced by care giver and receiver. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers and members of our Abbotsford community. Is there anything that the community can do for you?"
-A Friend of Tabor Village

"Thank you for everything that you do. I know its been difficult but hang in there. We will all get through this together. You are our Heroes, our Warriors, our Protectors, and our Guardians. There is no one word that can sum it all up but know that you are appreciated. Thank you!"
-A Friend of Tabor Village

"They are exceptional in their care and genuine concern for the well-being of Tabor Home. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing force of strength through this."
-A Friend of Tabor Village

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