Bingo at The Simkin Centre

Bingo is big at the Simkin Centre. Bingo is scheduled twice a week and residents really look forward to it. Pictured below is one of our residents who volunteers to call the bingo twice a month.


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Corn Festival

Every year we hold a Corn Festival for our residents. If we can’t bring the residents to the corn fields to pick the fresh corn, then we bring the fresh corn to our residents. The corn is served nice and warm with butter on it. This is such a treat and we couldn’t do this without our fantastic Kitchen Staff and Therapeutic Recreation Department.



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Watermelon, Lemonade and Cucumbers

Watermelon, lemonade and cucumbers were enjoyed in the Simkin Garden. The cucumbers were picked from the resident gardens. The sun was nice a warm. Residents wore their hats and soaked in the fresh air and fresh food.

Cucumbers Cutting




Up, Up and Away

Up, up & away! Residents wrote messages on pieces of paper and the pieces of paper were placed inside helium balloons. The balloons were then sent off to be found. As you can see, the intended recipient of the messages varied depending on the writer. One resident hoped that Prince Harry would find her message.



A Grand Surprise

Residents, families, staff, volunteers and companions enjoyed a special treat. Ron Paley and Vicki Knight needed to do a little rehearsing and offered to rehearse at the Simkin Centre. Using our Grand Piano in the Tallman Multi-Purpose Room, Ron played while Vicki sang her heart out. They brought out smiles, claps and laughter from the residents. We want to thank them for bringing their gift of music to us. This day will always be remembered and cherished.