May was a month when staff and residents settled into our “new normal” and worked on making the best of the challenges we are encountering. Activities have ramped up to almost pre-pandemic levels, all with safe distancing in mind. The gardens are lovely, and the weather is warming up, so daily time in the sunshine is really helping. Highlights of May included Mother’s Day celebrations that warmed everyone’s hearts and brought us all closer together. During International Nurses Week we honoured our very own healthcare heroes here at the Lodge. Big excitement surrounded the re-opening of our dining room for all meals. The plexiglass dividers were installed, tables spaced apart and a third sitting was added. It is wonderful to enjoy each other’s company and feel the lively atmosphere at Chalmers once again.
For June, we are looking forward to Father’s Day celebrations, unique afternoon teas every Friday, and a careful relaxing of some restrictions. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new Chef Drew!