December 3, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dear Family and Friends of Tabor Home:

This season of outbreak that we're in has caused immense hardship. Our hearts are heavy, our burden feels overwhelming, our bodies are exhausted, and the stress and anxiety we are feeling can seem too much to bear. When older adults move into Tabor Home, they become like family. We get to know them, love them, and have the honour and privilege of caring for them. When we lose one of these precious lives, it is devastating. When we lose over 20 in just one month's time, it is a tragedy.

While no words are adequate to fully describe the abounding emotions and grief we are all experiencing, we can certainly lean on each other for support and continue to pray for healing to spread over this Home.

If you are struggling and/or simply in need of a listening ear, we are here for you. There is also a list below of mental health resources that we highly recommend you take advantage of. These resources exist to help, to serve, and to be used.

Keep the faith, keep persevering, keep choosing hope. We may not be able to see it now, but this outbreak will come to an end and we will be stronger because of it.

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: Cyndi@abbotsfordhospice.org
  • Website: https://www.abbotsfordhospice.org/
Peace Portal Counselling
  • Registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers, a psychologist, and an associate for counselling services available
  • Phone: 604-542-2501
  • Website: https://www.peaceportalcounselling.com/

Moving Family Forward Services
  • Non-profit organization providing free services, available in multiple languages
  • Phone: 778-321-3054
  • Website: https://mffs.ca/

United Way of The Lower Mainland
See link below for their e-postcard.
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 yours. Praying for all of you Tabor family.

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

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

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 BSomerville@taborvillage.org to find out and then register.
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