THE BUZZ – July 2021

We’ve got that summertime feeling at Chalmers Lodge! The courtyard is blooming and we are savouring being outside, seeing friends and families, and going out and enjoying our South Granville community. Looking back, June was a month of learning. We celebrated Indigenous People’s Day on June 21st and were honoured to listen to a weekly […]

THE BUZZ – June 2021

May was a busy month, where we enjoyed lengthening days, more visits with friends and families, and the addition of Sunday Orchestra Nights and Games Group. We also discovered several trivial pursuit experts during a high energy social hour trivia game! We were pleased to honour the wonderful mothers in our lives with a Mother’s […]

THE BUZZ – May 2021

Welcome Back! It is lovely to see familiar faces in the Lodge again as residents enjoy visiting with friends and family in the comfort of their rooms. While we did our best to keep in touch in creative ways during the pandemic, there is nothing like a personal visit to make us feel connected and […]

Visitations Changes and Easing of Restrictions

The BC Ministry of Health announced on March 25, 2021 that changes to social visitation policies in long-term care and senior’s assisted living will be made to ease restrictions starting April 1. Starting April 1, 2021, the following changes will be in place: • All visits must be booked in advance through the visitation number […]

THE BUZZ – April 2021

The announcement of easing visitor restrictions in assisted living is welcome news for Chalmers residents and families. Along with this, the pink blossoms and lengthening days have us all feeling hopeful for the future. The Gardening Club is eager to get planting and weeding. Our vegetable garden will be a lovely picking garden for us […]

THE BUZZ – March 2021

Lifting Each Other Up! This was the theme for the annual Pink Shirt Day in support of anti-bullying intiatives in BC. And it could not be more appropriate right now. During the pandemic we have all been helping one another and on Feb 24th residents and staff were pleased to wear pink to show it. […]

THE BUZZ – February 2021

Will the Groundhog see his shadow? We will find out on February 2nd if our winter will be long or short, but signs of spring are already here. Explore our gardens to discover snowdrops peeking out and crocuses on their way. January was a month of hope for the future as Chalmers residents and staff […]

THE BUZZ – January 2021

Happy New Year To All! As we turn over the calender on a very difficult year, it is with relief and a sense of hope for better times ahead. We closed out 2020 quietly. With restrictions on gathering and visiting, we looked to each other inside Chalmers Lodge for good cheer and kindness. The gifts […]

THE BUZZ – December 2020

Welcome to a festive season like no other. This is a month to enjoy the love of friends and family in different ways than usual. The halls of Chalmers are decked and special events are planned. The Chalmers family of residents and staff look forward to celebrating the warmth and goodwill of the season together. […]

The Buzz – November 2020

If we are turning our clocks back, it must mean it is November! It also means the fire is flickering in the hearth and we are comfortable inside, looking out. Along with our usual busy schedule of activities, October highlights included Thanksgiving celebrations with messages posted on a “tree of thanks” and Halloween festivities that […]