Touch Quilts Bring Comfort

On Thursday June 22nd, Norma Kirkby, Program Director at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba presented Resident Council with 200 touch quilts for the residents of the Simkin Centre.

Touch quilts can bring comfort, happiness, enjoyment as well as lessen sadness and fear. Touch quilts may be used to warm a lap, keep hands busy, reminisce about crafts and fabrics from the past as well as spark conversation- each quilt is very unique!

Thank you to the Society for this precious gift.

Cycles for Seniors – July 2, 2017 at the Simkin Centre

July 2, 2017 – Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM

A community event to brighten someone’s day and put a smile on a senior’s face. Come display your bike and enjoy a live band. Free refreshments and snacks for riders. Please arrive a few minutes early to line up your bike. (All motorcycles welcome, especially unique or show bikes)

Residents Enjoy Goldeyes Game

The weather on June 13th, 2017 couldn’t have been better to attend a Winnipeg Goldeyes Game at Shaw Park. Simkin residents were escorted by staff and volunteers to take in the action for that afternoon’s game. Everyone enjoyed a ball park meal finished off with mini-doughnuts. Congratulations to the Goldeyes who defeated the Texas Airhogs 11 – 2.

Certificate of Appreciation

We received the following letter from Brandon University with this certificate, pictured below.

“On behalf of the Faculty of Health Studies, I would like to express my gratitude to The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre for their willingness to facilitate the Integrated Practice I clinical course for our Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing students from Novemver until December 2016.

“We are grateful to The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre for contributing to our students’ learning as your staff provided knowledge, support and feedback to them during their period of time on the unit. Your commitment to the education of psychiatric nursing students is readily apparent and we thank you for your support.

“To show our gratitude for the role that you, your staff and the residents played in the students’ learning experience, I would like to present The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre with this Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their contribution to the education of students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Studies at Brandon University during the 2016/17 academic year.” [Dr. W. Dean Care, RN – Dean, Faculty of Health Studies]