by Candace Sceviour-Hay
2017 is proving to be a fun and exciting time at Bayfield Manor. We had great success with our 2nd Annual “Take the Chill out of Winter” fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Local restaurants donated soup and, in turn, we sold it for a nominal fee to residents, staff and visitors. We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Hardstones Grill, Fast Eddie’s, and Brewed Awakenings for their delicious contributions. Also, a big thank you to B&H Grocer for donating the buns. Heart o’ Grams were also sold for Valentine’s Day, with money raised going to the Heart and Stroke. Personal messages were written on each heart, which were cut out by the residents themselves. Thank you to Lilah Gilmer, President of our Residents Council, who sat in the lobby selling these hearts. They were delivered on Valentine’s Day by a big soft bear, who also ensured everyone received a hug. These two activities were a huge success, surpassing our last year’s total of $250.00. However, we do not have a final tally at this time. Thank you to all who helped to make these activities a huge success.
February also saw our first ever “Paint Night”. Residents, family and staff had an opportunity to paint their very own masterpiece – some actually painting for the very first time. Marguerite Boyer was our “Teacher” that night. She is an experienced artist who volunteers countless hours in our community. Thank you Maggie, for volunteering your time and providing an evening well spent. Judging by the positive remarks, another “Paint Night” is foreseen for the future. It is wonderful to see the support that our Seniors receive from people in our community. Thank you!