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Paskin House News
Tracy surprised Iggy by setting up a one-on-one meeting with his favourite wrestler Brett Hart. I don't think his grin could get any bigger!
Iggy attended the first ever Comic con here in Victoria in March. He was so happy and had the biggest smile on his face all day!
Paul had a great night out celebrating St. Patricks day with one of his favorite bands Knackers Yard at the
6 Mile Pub
Improved Access for Dental Surgery
British Columbia hospitals will perform 900 more dental surgeries in the coming year to improve access to care for vulnerable children and adults, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced on Monday, March 9.
This represents the largest one-time increase in dental surgery ever in British Columbia. The total number of surgeries will grow by 15%, from 6,200 in 2017-18 to 7,100 in 2018-19. The increase in surgeries will support children and adults throughout B.C. who require general anesthetic for their dental procedures, e.g., due to developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions. The result will be a substantial reduction in wait times for people currently suffering in pain.
On Thursday, March 8 the Management Team got together to wish Jenn well on her last day of work as she prepares to welcome her second child. Best wishes Jenn and we look forward to meeting the new addition to your family!
Maryland House News
There have been lots of changes happening at Maryland the last couple of months; new flooring, painting and redecorating of the whole house!! Here are John and Sharon showing off their newly painted and redecorated rooms. They are very happy with the way it turned out!
Canada Revenue Agency Text Scam
*** ATTENTION ***
The Canada Revenue Agency has issued a warning about a scam that lures victims with a text message that the agency is sending them money via an INTERAC e-transfer.
Police and the CRA became aware of the scam after Canadians who received the message took to social media to warn others.
The text suggests that the CRA has sent the e-transfer, and then asks the recipient to click a link "to deposit your income tax return."
Recipients are then asked for personal information, such as social insurance numbers, credit card and bank account information, and passport numbers.
The CRA says the text is a phishing scam, where scammers seek personal information via electronic messages, and recipients should delete it immediately.
"Canadians are reminded that the CRA will only send payments by direct deposit or by cheque, never by email money transfer," reads an alert on the agency's website.
Henry House News
The folks at Henry House worked hard to create decorations for St. Patrick's Day. There were shamrocks, leprechauns, and lots of green of course!
CSSEA Launches BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence
CSSEA is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence, sponsored by TELUS.
The Awards of Excellence are designed to celebrate BC's publicly-funded community social services sector and recognize the sector's most important asset, its employees who provide vital services to the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The award categories are:
Rising Star: An individual with less than five years' experience in the community social services sector who demonstrates early success and great promise as a future leader
Hero: Someone who goes the extra mile to make a difference in community social services - someone all staff can look to for inspiration
Leader: A formal or informal leader, mentor, or team builder who has brought fresh ideas to the social services field and created positive and lasting change
Legend: An individual with 15 or more years of experience in the community social services sector who has made extraordinary contributions to the community and to the sector
Susie and Ken got into the spirit of Easter; Ken played the Easter bunny at Good Neighbours!
Ken's favourite thing to do is flip through newspapers, magazines, and books.
He loves going to the coffee shop, library, and hair salon to read to his
Shirley was out enjoying the sunshine and had a great walk along the Gorge Water Way. Lots of birds to see and people walking dogs. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Susie loves visiting all the animals at the pet store. She has been taking a ceramics class at 4Cats and enjoys going out for a strawberry milkshake
whenever she can.
The Downs Syndrome Scotland website has some great resources available on dementia, it's symptoms, and ideas to help caregivers manage some of the challenges in supporting an adult with a disability who has dementia.
Click here to read their article "Let's Talk About Dementia"
Click here to read their article "Living With Dementia; A Resource Guide for Caregivers"