Lifestyle

A variety of special outings and activities are organized for you to freely participate in. All this is yours at Great Northern Retirement Home.

The Activity Department

It is the goal in the Activity Department to meet the needs of all of our residents in the following ways: spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.

We do this by offering a variety of programs that are a direct reflection of the resident’s interests. These are determined through Resident Council meetings, leisure assessments and daily conversation with our residents; thus, we are able to work together to provide the residents with enjoyable quality programming.

Calendars and newsletters are available for residents, as well as family and friends. A monthly activity calendar is also posted beside elevator doors on each floor to keep our residents informed. We encourage friends and family to participate in any of our programs.

Social Areas at Great Northern Retirement

Our social events are held in many of our different settings including:

  • The Family Dining Room
  • The Chapel
  • Second Floor Social Lounge
  • Third Floor Fireside Lounge

Special Annual Events

We hold special events at different times in the calender year, as holiday and special events come & go. Some of our major annual events that we hold through the year include:

  • Valentine’s Social
  • St Patrick’s Day Social
  • Father’s Day Social
  • Mother’s Day Strawberry Social
  • Family Fun Day & Silent Auction
  • Halloween Party
  • Remembrance Day Service
  • Christmas Tea and Bazaar
  • Christmas Light Tour around town
  • Resident Christmas Party

Emotional Wellness Events:

  • Friendly visitor programs
  • Grand Buddies
  • Pet Therapy sessions
  • Baking
  • Reminiscing

Spiritual Wellness:

  • Weekly Chapel Service
  • Interdenominational Services
  • Hymn & Choir Singing

Physical Wellness Events:

  • Exercise Classes
  • Carpet Bowling
  • Indoor and Outdoor Games
  • Physio Classes with a registered Physiotherapist

Social Wellness Events:

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Coffee Socials
  • Pub Visits
  • Lunch and Dinner Outings
  • Nail Care
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Movie & Popcorn Nights

Cognitive Wellness Events:

  • Bingo
  • Crafts
  • Cards
  • Board Games and Karaoke