Visitation Update & Planning for Mother’s Day – May 9, 2021

Another Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday, May 9) and we continue to be faced with many protocols that must be respected.

We fully acknowledge that the continued visitation limitations are not only challenging, but very tiring.  Regrettably, with Manitoba’s increasing COVID-19 (and variants) infection rate and the recent announcements of new/additional public/private restrictions – we just cannot let down our guard. Thus, as of the issuance of this note (and subject to change), no modification/relaxing of family/friend visitation protocols are able to be implemented.  Scheduled visits (Monday – Saturday) continue to be coordinated through requests sent to our mailbox.

On a positive note, we are gearing up for outdoor visits which we anticipate will commence around the end of May (weather dependent). In the coming days, we are going to be “under construction” in our greenspace creating a permanent enlarged patio area that can be easily accessed from our front gate(s). We are also in the process of hiring additional summer staff to assist with the visits as we know outdoor get-togethers are most popular with Residents and family/friends alike.

Presuming all continues to be well with our Residents, we are planning on holding Mother’s Day Teas next week for our ladies spread over two days (Residents only).  We are going to do everything we can to make the “Teas” as special as we can for all  our lovely attendees. For family/friends who have inquired, flowers can be sent/will be accepted, preferably being dropped off by a florist’s delivery service.  Because of limited space in our Resident rooms, we highly recommend going small in size for any arrangement – possibly petite tabletop-size that can be enjoyed by all Residents by being placed on a dining table in the common area on your loved one’s Unit/floor. Should you be thinking of sending flowers – please have them delivered during the coming week (Monday to Friday – May 3-7), as our Business office is closed on weekends. Cards/letters brought by Canada Post are also most welcomed and are treasured by their recipients. Receiving mail is a highlight of the day for many of our Residents!

Many thanks for your understanding and continued patience!

Keep safe! Keep strong! Keep smiling!

Best regards,

Sherry Heppner
Development Coordinator
The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg