Dr. Jack Pierce Donates Artwork to the Centre

The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre was honoured to receive a number of paintings as a donation from Dr. Jack Pierce.  The paintings will be hung throughout the Centre and will brighten the walls for residents, visitors and staff.  This painting is one of the paintings he donated.  We are not presently accepting any further donations of artwork while we take some time to determine our future capacity to do so.

Pierce Photo



Celebrating Sara Hochman and Dr. Ted Lyons, OC – 2014 Kavod Evening

The Simkin Centre was thrilled to nominate Sara Hochman for our first Shem Tov Award at the 2014 Winnipeg Jewish Federation’s Annual Kavod evening.  The event took place on May 21st at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue.  Sara is a talented pianist who has performed for our residents as a volunteer for over 50 years as a soloist.  On many occasions, she has accompanied others, both vocalists and instrumentalists.  She received her award from Dr. Ted Lyons, OC, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Sharon Home Inc., who himself was honoured at the event as the recipient of the Sol Kanee Distinguished Community Service Award.

4th Annual Simkin Stroll – June 8, 2014

IMG_1641 On June 8, 2014, we are excited to hold our 4th annual Simkin Stroll event. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk begins at 11:00 am. There will be coffee and a small nosh available when you arrive. After the walk, a BBQ will be held from 11:30 to 1:00 pm with great live entertainment. All monies raided this year will again be used towards recreational programming on weekends and evenings for our residents.

If you would like to participate as a walker, click on this link to print the registration form. 2014 Simkin Stroll Brochure

Congratulations to Simkin Centre Staff, Anthony Santos

002Congratulations to Anthony Santos on winning a $50 gift certificate after completing a survey for the University of Manitoba Research Study on Vitamin D.

On April 30, 2014, the University of Manitoba was at the Simkin Centre to conduct a survey to examine the opinions of people regarding Vitamin D supplementation.  We were one of five LTC facilities they visited.  These self-administered surveys consisted of 12 questions and only took about five minutes to complete.  A researcher set up a booth in the Atrium for the whole day.

After the surveys were complete, participants were entered into a draw for one of five $50 gift certificates per site for a local grocery store.

Celebrating Nursing – Nursing Week

Nurses at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre were invited to participate in a video done by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to celebrate the diverse roles of nursing within the Region.  The video captures the work of nursing in various settings.  It demonstrates the tools they use in the course of their work and shows the unseen moments of nurses touching the lives of those they service.  If you are interested in seeing the video, please go to the following link:  http://www.wrha.mb.ca/features/nursing/

We celebrate the role of our nurses in meeting the needs of the residents at The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre.