February 19, 2021
Dear Tabor Village Family and Friends:
COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Update
A very special thank you goes out to the 366 staff and residents/tenants who have been vaccinated as this Pfizer vaccine is our best defense against COVID-19.

Tabor Home: 188 vaccinated (76 residents, 112 staff)
Valhaven: 42 vaccinated (24 residents, 18 staff)
Tabor Court: 136 vaccinated (94 residents, 42 staff)

We're also thrilled to announce that all residents who previously received their first dose of the vaccine received their second dose on Wednesday, February 17th. This is great news as it means everyone is that much safer from the virus.

Sincere thanks to our clinical and recreation teams for assisting with the vaccination process. We could not have done this without them!

While most staff have also received their second dose, staff vaccinations for the first dose were spread out over a few weeks, which means their second doses are also spread out. It's a work in progress, but we will get there soon.
You're Invited!
Our Care Homes, schools, churches, businesses,​ and leaders need much prayer as we move through this season of loss, grief and challenge. Join us for focused and facilitated prayer as we gather online to lift up our world in this time of great need and healing.

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."
- Ephesians 6:18

This free virtual Coffee + Prayer event is happening on Wednesday, February 24th from 7:30am - 8:30am via ZOOM video conferencing (ZOOM link will be emailed day before the event). Featuring fellow prayer warriors Vijay Manuel, Norm Poehlke, Christine Kampen, Hildegard Bandsmer, Vic Martens, and Imran Daniel.

Given the challenging times we're in, if there were ever a time when gathering together in prayer was needed, it's now. Grab your morning cup of joe from home then sign on to ZOOM to join us in praying for healing from the hardship, grief, and loss that 2020 brought and together, move forward in hope. Must register to join.
Food and Other Deliveries
Friendly reminders and updates:
  • All items that come in we must be able to sanitize. I.e. items such as artificial floral arrangements are not permitted.
  • All items delivered should be labelled with resident's name, room number, and date.
  • All items such as closing should be in a disposable plastic bag.
  • All food items must align with dietary requirements in your loved one's care plan.
  • Food should be in disposable containers.
  • Food items should not require refrigeration or preparation.
  • While items no longer need to sit in quarantine for 24 hours, we cannot guarantee when items will be delivered, which means food and other items may still sit in the front office for 24-48 hours depending on how quickly we're able to deliver to residents/tenants.
  • Essential care items such as soaps and lotions must be new products.

Visitation Update

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 Saturday
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

We are excited to see more visitors coming to see residents again! It has been wonderful for both the residents and staff to see familiar faces. We understand that the continued restrictions are frustrating, but want to encourage families to reach out with messages or by booking window or digital visits with their loved ones. Anyone can come visit at our window. We also enjoy helping residents visit with their loved ones with our social visits (designated visitor only). 

PPE Reminder
Thank you to all who continue to come prepared with masks and eye protection when visiting our Village. Just a friendly reminder that masks are mandatory on all Tabor Village property, both inside our buildings and outside our buildings in our parking lots.

If you are an Essential Visitor or Designated (Social) Visitor who is therefore permitted to come inside our residences, both a mask and eye protection are mandatory for the entire duration of your time inside the building. Due to the extravagant costs of PPE, we kindly ask and strongly encourage you to purchase and bring your own mask and eye protection when visiting.

If friends or family would like to visit, please call or email to schedule an appointment with Jackie Kingma, Visitation Supervisor.

Will & Estates Seminar - March 9
Presented By Abbotsford Hospice Society
Are your affairs in order? Does your family know your wishes? Is giving to charity important? Get peace of mind with answers to your questions. This free seminar will take place via ZOOM, presented by Kam Grewal, lawyer.
Message of Hope with Pastor Ray
The Season of Lent

The hours of daylight in each day are increasing. You might say the days are lengthening. That is the root of the word “Lent”, to lengthen. Spring is coming.

Lent is a period of forty days before Easter Sunday. It is a time to reflect on the life, love, and ministry of Jesus. Some people give up something like chocolate or baked goods for Lent as a small act of surrender or personal sacrifice.

This year, Lent began on Wednesday, February 17, and Easter Sunday is April 4.
While the observance of Lent is not in the Bible, the number 40 is important. Forty years for Israel in the wilderness before entering the promised land, Elijah went on a mission, walking forty days, the prophet Jonah gave the people of Nineveh a forty day warning, Jesus fasted forty days and it is forty days from the resurrection of Jesus until his ascension.

Why not use these forty days before we celebrate the renewal, resurrection and hope of Easter to reflect, pray, and anticipate?

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