Friends & Family Newsletter
Summer Edition August 2019
Summer is here and we hope you find time to enjoy this wonderful season with friends, families, and loved ones. This issue debuts our new newsletter format and includes useful articles and information about upcoming events at Broadmead Care.
Message from Broadmead Care
To Family and Friends of Broadmead Care Residents
Chief Executive Officer and President

Broadmead Care is very pleased to announce that we have just launched our new brand and logo (shown above). As an important part of the 'Broadmead Care Family', we wanted to you to know about this significant change in our organization and what it means to our programs and services.
Broadmead Care has grown significantly in the past few years and now provides a range of programs that annually cares for thousands of seniors and other adults in the South Island. We now operate five residential care homes and are one of the larger employers in the Region with more than 700 employees.

This growth, along with our commitment to providing the best quality of life possible in our care homes, prompted a revision to Broadmead Care’s Purpose (Mission): “ To build communities where every person can experience wellbeing and happiness .” While good clinical and personal care are essential for each resident, our most important work is to help residents to live with meaning and purpose, to live as fully as they can, to feel like they belong, and to feel loved. 

To more effectively communicate our organizational Purpose, we have updated our brand and logo to bring our new tagline to life: Where Love, Life and Living Matter . The image in our logo represents an expression of happiness and life supported by love and caring.  

All of us at Broadmead Care look forward to continuing our partnership with you, so that your loved one can enjoy living in a community where every person can experience wellbeing and happiness. 

David Cheperdak
Chief Executive Officer
Broadmead Care Welcoming Brenda Hannah
Director, Veterans Memorial Lodge
Please join us in welcoming Brenda Hannah as Director, Veterans Memorial Lodge, on August 12, 2019. She will be relocating from Calgary, Alberta to join us at Broadmead Care.

In her 40 years of nursing, Brenda Hannah has made a profound impact on the profession as a motivator, mentor, and leader. As administrator at Clifton Manor, a long-term care facility in Calgary, Brenda was responsible for all aspects of care and services to support 250 residents and 110 adult day-program clients.
We’re looking forward to having Brenda join us and share with us her experience and knowledge.
Event Recap
July Car Show
Veterans Memorial Lodge

Residents, adult day program clients, staff, and volunteers had the opportunity to enjoy 18 classic cars and a visit from a Saanich Police cruiser during a car show hosted at Veterans Memorial Lodge. The morning included lemonade in the sunshine, good conversation, and a visit from Ulio the bulldog. Retired mechanic and resident Al Kent proudly featured his award-winning 1930s Model A Ford; the bodywork and upholstery he meticulously restored was admired by all.
Summer Time Adventures
Nigel House
Nigel House residents are having an adventurous, action-packed summer! Volunteers and residents have been pedaling all around Victoria, including a stop for ice cream at Mattick’s Farm. Fishing at Elk Lake, visiting the Sidney Night Market, and listening to outdoor concerts at Esquimalt Lagoon and Beacon Hill Park have been keeping everyone busy. Downtown Victoria has been a common destination for the Northwest Deuce Days Car Show, Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival, and IMAX theater.
Inter-generational Friendship Program
Beckley Farm Lodge

Beckley Farm Lodge has recently partnered with Little Wild Early Learning , a daycare for 3-to-5 year-old children, to provide an inter-generational friendship program. Through the years grandparents and their grandchildren often develop special connections, and studies have shown this connection enhances the lives of our seniors. Children are very impressionable at an early age. The opportunity to meet with their Beckley Farm Lodge 'grand-buddies' will help to develop their life skills, self-esteem, and confidence, as well as open their minds to new cultures, wisdom, and help them to develop empathy and compassion. Our grand-buddies can share their stories and knowledge with the grand-kiddies bringing both joy and happiness to everyone involved.

Their scheduled visits will be highlighted on our activity calendar, so feel free to join us.

The Great Cookie Bake Off
Rest Haven Lodge

Rest Haven Lodge held their first cookie baking championship on July 11, 2019. The many delicious entries were tested by an esteemed panel of six judges, consist of residents, family members, and staff. The rest of the community was not left out, however, as the remaining cookies were also tasted by the audience! After careful deliberation Casey, Social Worker at Rest Haven Lodge, was crowned champion! Stay tuned, another competition will be held this winter!
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
Broadmead Care

Volunteers give their time and talent so generously! To recognize and celebrate their valuable contributions across the organization, volunteers gathered in the Oak Room on June 5, 2019, for an evening of awards, door prizes, and a delicious BBQ. It was a packed house of dedicated and compassionate people who contributed 12,000 hours in 2018. Please thank our team of 300 volunteers for their dedication and compassion during your next visit!
Upcoming Events
Campfire Series: S'mores and Socializing
Join us for an evening of socializing, music, and s’mores around a campfire. Stay tuned for more information!

  • Rest Haven Lodge August 19
  • Beckley Farm Lodge August 22
  • Nigel House August 23
  • Veteran Memorial Lodge August 29
Fall Country Fair
Veterans Memorial Lodge September 25, 2019
The Oak Room will be bustling with excitement as the Activity Worker team hosts carnival mini-games, country music, and door prizes. You’ll have to attend to see which staff members will get a pie in the face!
Introducing the Strides for Broadmead
Good Life Marathon October 13, 2019
For the first time Broadmead Care has entered a team in the Goodlife Fitness Royal Victoria Marathon, happening on October 13, 2019. We have runners in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and the 8K Turkey Trot!

As part of our Broadmead Care family we would like to extend this invitation to join our efforts either as a donor, a runner  or both! By joining the Strides for Broadmead team you have the opportunity to accept pledges in support of the veterans, seniors, and adults with disabilities who call Broadmead Care their home. You decide where you want your pledges to go!

Choose from ...
·      Veterans Memorial Lodge
·      Veterans Health Centre
·      Rest Haven Lodge
·      Beckley Farm Lodge
·      Nigel House
·      Or all of them!

Our  Strides for Broadmead  team goal is to raise $10,000! There is no minimum required fundraising amount to be a part of the team. But we have set up some amazing fundraising incentives!

Raise $150 - receive an exclusive Broadmead Care Technical Shirt
Raise $250 - you will also run away with a Broadmead Care water bottle.
Raise $500 - or more - we will add in a $50 gift card
Raise $1000 - or more - we will add in a $100 gift card!!

Plus amazing prizes for top fundraisers, such as a weekend away, gift baskets and more!

For more information about joining, or to make a donation please click here, or contact Strides for Broadmead Team Leader Shannon Donnelly direct at 250-658-3274 or email [email protected]
Safety Tips and Reminders
The Role of Family and Friends in Resident Safety
At Broadmead Care, we recognize the importance of the continued involvement of residents’ families and friends, and we strive to work in partnership with families to provide excellent care within the limitations of our resources. Families look out for their resident’s interests, make health care decisions when the resident is unable to, and help us to take care of their loved one. One area that we need help with from family and friends is  safety . These articles identify safety issues and suggest some ways you can help us keep residents and the building safe and secure.

Thank you for helping us to keep residents and our homes safe!
Hot Weather Guidelines
The temperature is heating up and it’s time to review sun safety. Individuals with medical conditions often do not adjust well to heat or sudden changes in temperature. Some medications may affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature.

Enjoy the summer by practicing safe sunning with these simple steps:
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing that protects exposed skin from the sun (natural fabrics are best)
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) generously at least 20 minutes before going outside.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Popsicles are a fun and delicious way to increase fluids and cool down.
  • Seek out shade, especially between 11am – 4pm when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • Close the curtains on the ‘sunny side’ of the building to keep a room cooler.

Pharmacy Items
Please be sure to bring all medicinal products to the Nurse for review before giving them to your loved one. Some very simple things can cause an adverse reaction to medication. Another serious danger is the possibility of another resident using these items unknowingly.

Provincial Health Standards are very strict regarding what is allowed to be kept at the bedside, and Broadmead Care endorses and adheres to these polices. Many thanks for helping to keep our families safe!
Building Security
More than three-quarters of Broadmead Care residents have moderate to severe dementia, and with this comes short-term memory loss and difficulty with way-finding. While the front doors have keypad access security, some residents may attempt to leave the building unescorted. Family and friends can help us keep residents safe by checking with staff before assisting a resident to exit the building.
The risk of fire from unsafe smoking poses a significant risk to the residents and the facility. Broadmead Care values the health of all residents, families, and staff and as such supports legislation intended to reduce cigarette smoking in all populations. Smoking inside the building is strictly prohibited, as is smoking within 10 meters of doors, windows, and air intakes. There are very few residents who smoke, and those who do are monitored carefully. Their smoking materials may be retained and managed by the staff if their smoking habits are unsafe. Family and friends can help us by not giving cigarettes and/or matches to residents. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Veterans Memorial Lodge – Gift Shop Volunteer
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 12:15pm - 3:45pm
Saturdays or Sundays 9:30am -12:30pm
Volunteers provide friendly and supportive customer service, operate a cash register, and keep the shop stocked with treats for residents, visitors, and staff to enjoy. 
Nigel House Appointment Volunteer
Flexible shifts - weekdays before 4pm
Volunteers support residents by attending community medical appointments with residents via HandyDart. 
Rest Haven Lodge Lodge Assistant
Weekdays 9:30am - 12:00pm or 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Volunteers spend time getting to know residents through one-on-one conversations, walks in the garden, or supporting residents during fun group activities lead by Activity Workers. 
Beckley Farm Lodge - Adult Day Program Assistant
Weekdays 9:30am - 12:00pm or 12:00 - 2:30pm
Volunteers welcome clients by serving tea and coffee, and encourage participation in activities such as exercise class, bowling, and bingo.
Volunteer Contact Information
Carson Sage, Manager of Volunteer Services & Innovative Activation

For more information and other ways to get involved, please contact
Carson at (250) 658-3205, by email to [email protected] ,
The Gift Shop at Veterans Memorial Lodge
All residents, families, and friends are welcome to visit!
Run by dedicated volunteers, the Gift Shop is a destination where you can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The Gift Shop serves coffee and tea, sweet treats including ice cream, and has a selection of giftware, as well as sundry items for your convenience. We are proud to serve Level Ground Coffee, a Victoria-based company whose mission is to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, and offer customers ethical choices.

All funds raised through the Gift Shop go to Broadmead Care Society where they are used to enhance the quality of life for residents, and support programs such as Creative Arts.

The gift shop is open Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and
Weekends from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (dependent of volunteer availability).
Broadmead Care Society 2019
4579 Chatterton Way
Victoria BC, V8X 4Y7

Donations Office: (250)658-3274

General Inquires: (250) 658-0311

Registered Charity # 12929 0383 RR0001
Where Love, Life and Living Matter