Happenings and highlights from the Wellington Terrace

Summer is finally here, and the residents, volunteers and staff of Well­ington Terrace are thoroughly enjoying the warm weather.

We celebrated the begin­ning of summer by hosting our annual Family Day on June 21. The theme was Celebrating Our East Coast Heritage and everyone enjoyed the day. We had Poor Angus entertaining us for the afternoon, and our refreshments were appetizing and plentiful. The rain even held out until the last of the clean-up took place.

On June 13, we hosted the North Wellington Geri-Olym­pics, involving teams of resi­dents from six facilities in the area, including: Caressant Care Homes in Arthur, Fergus, and Harriston; Pine Haven from Waterloo; Royal Terrace from Palmerston; as well as a team from our own home. The teams participated in various physical and mental competitions, and a fun afternoon was had by all.

The residents of Oak Glen neighbourhood have been busy this past month with many special events and occasions. On June 10, there was a garden dedication. A beautiful glass ‘gazing ball’ was dedicated in memory of Ken Wardle, a former Oak Glen resident, by his wife, Menai.

Residents gathered together for a time of reflection and refreshments as the ball was placed in the courtyard on Oak Glen.

Later on in the week, we also had a special birthday party. Ross Shaw turned 102 on June 13 and family and fellow residents were there to cele­brate with birthday cake.

The members of our volun­teer services team have been very busy so far with outings, barbecue lunches, picnics, campus cart rides, bike rides, and simple strolls outside with residents.

We continue to pro­vide many volunteer opportuni­ties throughout the summer, and if you are interested in learning more about our volunteer roles, please contact Mary Black at 519-846-5359, extension 266. Your support and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Compiled by members of the Life Enrichment Department of Wellington Terrace