January 22, 2021
Dear Tabor Village Family and Friends:

Paying It Forward
Remember when Langley Lodge came to support Tabor Home during the outbreak by lining our property with signs of love and support and gifting us with donuts and water bottles? Well this week we decided to pay it forward by doing the same for our friends at Menno Place. Keep Menno in your prayers as they inch closer and closer to being outbreak free once again.
COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Update
We are pleased to announce that we now have a total of 366 staff and residents/tenants who have been vaccinated. This Pfizer vaccine is our best defense against COVID-19 and to see so many staff and residents/tenants doing their part to fight against this virus is truly amazing. Way to go Tabor Family!

Tabor Home: 188 vaccinated (76 residents, 112 staff)
Valhaven: 42 vaccinated (24 residents, 18 staff)
Tabor Court: 136 vaccinated (94 residents, 42 staff)
Tabor Home Social (In-Person) Visits Are Back!
We could not be more excited to announce that Fraser Health approved our safety plan for Social Visits to return to Tabor Home.

We will start booking visits on Monday, January 25th with Jackie Kingma, Visitation Supervisor.

Key Points To Remember:
  • All visits must be scheduled in advance with at least 24 hours notice.
  • All visits should be booked on weekdays, as there are no staff available to take booking requests over the weekend.
  • Please note that you are always welcome to email your requests over the weekend for a visit the following week, but we're not able to accommodate a request that comes in on a Saturday for a visit the next day on Sunday.
  • All visits must be booked through Visitation Supervisor, Jackie Kingma.
  • When emailing or leaving a message with your booking request, please leave
  • your first and last name;
  • your loved one's name;
  • your loved one's site (Tabor Home, Tabor Court, Valhaven);
  • your loved one's room number.
  • Masks are mandatory on all Tabor Village property inside and outside.

Message of Hope with Pastor Ray
Joyful in Hope

An inspirational theme verse for our family is Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12) It has become so meaningful to us that we had it painted on a wall-hanging in our home. The writer is Paul, someone who knew challenges and setbacks in life. One time when he was reflecting on his life journey he said, "Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea…" and the list of hardships continues.

Yet he also could say “Be joyful in hope!”

When we feel a sense of hopelessness it is like being lost at sea. Emotional, relational afflictions can be as painful as physical blows “beaten with rods,” “pelted with stones.” Each of us walks our own journey, yet we share the same fears, doubts, pain.
Joy goes beyond happiness, is deeper than a feeling of satisfaction, is higher than good luck. I like this definition of joy: “It is a quality, not simply an emotion, grounded upon and derived from God.” Jesus wants his joy to be in us “that your joy may be complete.” (John 15:11)

As we continue to search for seeds of hope in our life, to find light in dark places and courage when we are weak, let us not forget the joyful hope God can give us.

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