December 8, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Dear Family and Friends of Tabor Home:

Stockings 4 Seniors Update
YOU COVERED 335 STOCKINGS FOR SENIORS! That's $16,750 for the residents/tenants of Tabor Village. YOU are amazing!

To say we are overwhelmed with the response would be an understatement. Thank you to all who gave and dropped off cards or other items for #stockings4seniors. All remaining funds after stockings are complete will go towards Christmas activities and treats to make this Christmas extra special for the residents/tenants of Tabor Village.

We are so excited to start shopping and putting these stockings together. Let the countdown begin for delivery! Stay tuned for photos of residents/tenants receiving these beautiful stockings at Christmas.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
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 these grieving families. When residents move into a Tabor Village residence, they become like family. To lose one family member is heartbreaking, but to lose over twenty is a devastating tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire Tabor family during this time.

Residents
  • Total cases since the outbreak: 92
  • Recovered: 34
  • Active cases: 34
  • Total COVID-related deaths: 24
 
Staff
  • Total cases since the outbreak: 59
  • Recovered and/or returned to work: 46
  • Active cases: 13

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.
Let's Talk Christmas

TABOR HOME & VALHAVEN
Visitation
Scheduled on-site visitation will continue as per usual for Valhaven. Reach out to Jackie Kingma to book your visit

Due to Tabor Home's current outbreak, on-site visitation is still temporarily closed, but will resume as soon as the outbreak is declared over.

Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are permissible as long as thorough hand hygiene is practiced before and after decorating and routine cleaning continues.

Food
Food items that are prepared at home should be packaged in single-use food containers that can be sanitized upon arrival and discarded. Family and friends dropping off the food item should not expect their containers to be returned.

It is preferred that any food item that is brought in should have a longer shelf life, does not require refrigeration, and is non-perishable.

As long as these safety guidelines are followed, tenants get to enjoy all the homemade traditional Christmas baking you/they would like.

Gifts
Gifts that are new products delivered in a disposable bag are permissible. Potted plants and vases are acceptable. Please have flowers already in a vase with water. Staff will then sanitize the vase and it will be delivered right away.

Clothing
Any clothing that is brought in for residents should be brought in a disposable bag and it will be laundered on-site before giving to residents.

Best Practice for Drop Offs
Every item brought in should be labelled with the resident's name, room number, and date delivered.


TABOR COURT
Outings
As per current BC Provincial Health orders, social outings are no longer permitted. While physically distant walks outdoors with a social visitor is acceptable, no tenant should be going inside someone else's home. If a tenant does leave for a social outing, he/she is required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return.

Assisted Living tenants are permitted to continue going out for essential groceries and/or supplies. Essential medical appointments may continue while following all guidelines.

Visitation
Scheduled on-site visitation will continue as per usual. Reach out to Jackie Kingma to book your visit.

Christmas Decorations
Christmas decorations are permissible as long as thorough hand hygiene is practiced before and after decorating and routine cleaning continues.

Food
Food items that are prepared at home should be packaged in single-use food containers that can be sanitized upon arrival and discarded. Family and friends dropping off the food item should not expect their containers to be returned.

It is preferred that any food item that is brought in should have a longer shelf life, does not require refrigeration, and is non-perishable.

As long as these safety guidelines are followed, tenants get to enjoy all the homemade traditional Christmas baking you/they would like.

Gifts
Gifts that are new products delivered in a disposable bag are permissible. Potted plants and vases are acceptable.

Best Practice for Drop Offs
Every item brought in should be labelled with the tenant's name, room number, and date delivered.

We Must Do Our Part
As cases continue to rise across the province, and with the recent orders from Public Health, we strongly urge you to do your part in keeping yourselves, your family, and the community safe. Stay home as much as possible, keep your distance, wash your hands, don't go into anyone else's home, only socialize with those in your immediate household. This is hard, especially given the Christmas season that we're entering into, but the safety of our loved ones depends on it.

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