Due to the fluidity of this pandemic, there will be no recreation calendar uploaded at this time. Recreation staff are still visiting residents on the units doing one to one programs/visits and small programs with physical distancing. If you would like to schedule a video chat with your loved one, please call 902-429-0550 ext. 119 and we would love to support you in connecting virtually with your loved one. If you would like to email a letter to connect with your loved one, please visit https://svnh.ca/contact/email-a-resident/ or send your message to [email protected] and we will deliver your email the next business day.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate a new territory.
In an effort to stay connected to our community and showcase our incredible residents, we have created a monthly resident-focused newsletter. We hope you will enjoy the September edition.
Until further notice Mass and all church services have been suspended.
Mass is held every Wednesday at 10:00 AM and a Communion Service is offered every second Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Chapel. Please refer to the monthly recreation calendar for the Sunday Communion Service dates.
We have resumed our connection with the Halifax library and will once again offer this service to our residents. Books are exchanged every three weeks with the next delivery day scheduled for Friday, November 6th.
Susan MacLeod, in her volunteer role of Artist-in-Residence, is focusing on how to visually show Saint Vincent’s as a compassionate, resident and family centred nursing home. Her series of sketches “Humans of Saint Vincent’s” will aim to demonstrate how residents are human beings with a range of needs, wants, personalities and emotions, and to demonstrate how staff compassionately interact with residents daily despite the obstacles of budget and time constraints.
Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University. She sits on the Community Relations Committee at SVNH and is interested in promoting the good reputation of SVNH. Susan is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College. She is working towards creating a graphic novel describing the human side of system care in nursing homes.
I hope you enjoy reading the Fall 2019 edition of our newsletter Life at 2080. We are always looking for information and stories so please see Nancy Maguire if you have any ideas for content or news articles.
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