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					                                   Harrison Herald                                                  January 2012

                                     Chinese New Year
                            Chinese New Year – often called Chinese Lunar New
                            Year although it actually is lunisolar – is the most impor-
Inside this Issue:          tant of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is an all East and
                            South-East Asia celebration. In China it is known as
Cindy’s Corner……2           "Spring Festival," the literal translation of the Chinese
                            name 春节 (Pinyin: Chūn Jié), owing to the difference be-
Seasonal Sensations…3       tween Western and traditional Chinese methods for com-
                            puting the seasons. It marks the end of the winter season
Check This Out…..4          analogous to the Western carnival. The festival begins on
John Gordon                 the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin:
                            Zhēng Yuè) in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends
Comings & Goings.5          with the Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chi-
Bus Outings                 nese New Year's Eve, a day where Chinese families gather
                            for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Chú Xī (除夕)
Notes & Notions….6          or "Eve of the Passing Year."
Worship service
                            Chinese New Year is the longest and most important fes-
Fire Drill                  tivity in the Chinese Lunisolar Calendar. The origin of
                            Chinese New Year is itself, centuries old and gains signifi-
Ongoing Services...7        cance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient
Sonus Hearing Clinic        Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people be-
Rita‟s Spa Studio           haved and what they believed in the most.
Hair Salon
Dal‟s Foot care             Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese popula-
                            tions, such as Mainland China, Hong Kong,[2] Indonesia, Tibet, Macau, Malaysia, Philip-
Focus On Fitness .... 8     pines, Singapore,[3] Taiwan, Thailand, and also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year
                            is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebra-
Tai Chi                     tions of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had exten-
Fun & Fit                   sive interaction. These include Koreans (Seollal), and Bhutanese (Losar), Mongols (Tsagaan
Carpet Bowling              Sar), Vietnamese (Tết), and the Japanese before 1873 (Oshogatsu).

Come Play With Us…9         In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although Chinese New Year is
Weekly Games                not an official holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large celebrations and the Australia Post,
                            Canada Post, and the US Postal Service issue New Year's themed stamps.
Challenge Yourself..10
Busy Hands                  Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new
Book Club                   year vary widely. People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration, material,
                            food, and clothing. It is also the tradition that every family thoroughly cleans the house to
                            sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and
Harrison Pointer..12        doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of
By Irene Jenkins            "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity". On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast
                            with families. Food will include such items as pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The
                            family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will greet their
Calendar…………13              parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper en-
January 2012 at a glance.   velopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely
                            wish peace and happiness for everyone.

                                                   Harrison Pointe
                                        21616 - 52 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 1L7
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                          Cindy’s Corner                                  January 2012

                    Happy 2012
       We are kicking off 2012 with a clean slate.
     Please join me January 3rd to pack away our
                  Christmas treasures.
    I hope all of your 2012 dreams come true and
    I look forward to spending this year with you!
                                                                       Cindy Gray

                       Emergency Cards
                  Please help us help you, by keeping
                  your emergency cards up to date in
                  case of an emergency. Thank you !
                                                         Perfume Alert
          Lost and Found               Please consider those around you who are sensitive to
We have a lost and found basket on     perfumes and scents. Please refrain from wearing scents.
                                       Those who cannot participate in ongoing activities be-
each floor and it is located in the    cause of this problem will be most appreciative. Thank
                                       you for understanding.
laundry room.

        Happy Birthday!!
Hank Pulles
                                         Suggestion: Please detach the last
January 7th                              page from this newsletter and
Karel Duchoslav                          hang your calendar on your fridge
January 10th                             as a reminder of upcoming
Agnes Brown                              activities and joining in on all the
January 20th                             fun!

Sueleen Eedy
January 30th

                                                          Harrison Pointe Activity Coordinator
                                 - page 2 -
                   Seasonal Sensations                        January 2012

                       Cocktail Party
        Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3:45pm!
                    Gracie & Guys
           will be coming to entertain us!

        Every month we love to celebrate
          life here at Harrison Pointe.
       Everyone who comes will have their
               name entered in our
                free door prize draw!

               There will be a 50/50 Draw
          ( Tickets $1.00 Each or 3 For $2.00)
Bar will be open Beer, Wine and Hard ball drinks are available $3.00 each!

                               - page 3 -
                              Check This Out                                    January 2012

         January 13, 2012
            At 3:00pm
 John Gordon will be coming to
Harrison Pointe to give an exciting
photo travel slideshow on his vast
  travels throughout the world.
Please come and enjoy the world
through the eyes of Langley‟s very
       own John Gordon!

                                       John Gordon
John Gordon has been involved in community newspapers since 1983. His professional
 photography career began on Vancouver Island at the Campbell River Courier/Upper Islander before
making the move to the Lower Mainland in 1989. Based in Langley, his work can seen throughout the
Lower Mainland. Articles and photography have also been featured in Photo Life and Birders World,
Parks Canada and other publications. Awards include two Kodak Gallery Awards, Fuji Masterpiece
Award and a Nikon Digital Imaging Award as well as 30 national and provincial newspaper
awards. His first book Langley Familiar Places: Familiar Scenes published in 2004 sold 3000 cop-
ies. His recent book The Langleys was published in November 2008 and has sold 2,500 copies.

website www.johngordonsphotography.com

                                    Happy Gang Choir

     The Happy Gang Choir will be performing here at Harrison Pointe
                       January 31, 2012 at 2:00pm!
            The choir has 13 members and is based out of the
                        Cloverdale Senior Center.
                 Please come and enjoy the afternoon!

                                          - page 4 -
                            Comings and Goings                                      January 2012

    Cindy Ashton is a registered Physical Therapist. She will be coming to
 Harrison Pointe on the first Thursday of each month. Individual assessments
 and treatment will be provided in-suite. Most extended health plans and DVA
                          plans will provide coverage.
  Services include: individual exercise programs, rehabilitation after joint
      replacement or fractures, fall prevention education, walker/cane
                     prescriptions, and balance programs.
        Please sign-up in Activity Binder located at front reception.                  Cindy Ashton

                                       Personal Mobility
               David Duncan from Personal Mobility will be coming to Harrison Pointe on
  Friday, January 12th between 1:00pm – 3:00pm and will introduce you to mobility aid choices such as
                                       scooters, walkers, and canes.
                  David will except Visa, Master Card, Check and good old fashion cash.

        Langley Senior Center                              Bus Outing January 19th
           Shuttle Service                                        At 12:00pm
 January 16, 2012 departing at                         We here at Harrison Pointe are
11:30am and pick-up 1:30pm.                                    going to celebrate
This is a great opportunity to                                 Chinese New Year
expand your horizons and enjoy                         by enjoying the fine Chinese cui-
lunch and activities at the Langley                    sine of Langley's
Senior Center .                                              local
 All residents at Harrison Pointe                         Restaurant
are already members at the Senior                       Empire Garden
Center this is yet one more perk of                       Located in
being a resident here at Harrison                       Walnut Grove!

  Please sign-up in the Activity Binder                  Please sign-up in the Activity Binder
       located at front reception!                            located at front reception!

                                            - page 5 -
                        Notes and Notions                               January 2012

                                                  Monthly FIRE DRILL
  Worship Service                                  January 19, 2012
 Thursday January 12th at 1:30pm in      We will tell you which day to expect it but not
          the Theater room,               the exact time. Upon hearing the alarm, every
     we will be having a monthly         resident must exit their room and wait outside
    non-denominational worship              their door for the “Fire Deputies‟ (staff and
  service and everyone is welcome.         resident volunteers) to come and „check that
   Come and meet Reverend Rod             you are accounted for. We do not ask anyone
MacKinnon and Barbara Stuart playing      to leave the building although we will do a full
               the piano.
                                           evacuation fire drill once a year. Most people
We will enjoy a few songs and words of
                                           with walkers choose to use them as chairs in
            Tea to follow!                the hallway during this time. Once everyone is
                                          accounted for, the alarm will stop and you will
                                          hear an “All Clear” over the PA system which
                                           indicates the fire drill is over and you may go
                                         back into your room. We ask every resident to
                                         have an „Emergency Bag‟ packed at all times and
                                           in a closet for easy access. It should contain a
    Communication Meeting                copy of all current medications, a copy of your
Once a month we will be having           emergency contacts, comfortable footwear and
our communication meeting. This              a light jacket. In the event of a real fire or
                                            emergency you will be asked to bring your
is a great opportunity to share any
                                         Emergency Bag upon leaving your room.
questions, concerns and praises.
This is a good time to bring any
ideas that you may have to make                        Attention:
our home the best it can be.                All Residents must put out evacuation
Please join us in the Dining Room            signs when exiting suites.
                                            In an event of a fire drill all residents
on Tuesday, January 17th at                  must stand outside their suite or the
1:00pm. As always, if there is               nearest fire exit in all common areas and
anything that you would like to              DO NOT
talk with Mary-Anne                           return until the all clear is announced.
                                            Fire drills must be taken seriously
about privately, please                     We greatly appreciate your support in
feel free to stop by her                     this endeavor each month for the safety
                                             of all.

                                  - page 6 -
                                   Ongoing Services                                     January 2012

              Bathing Service                                           Hair Salon
Great news, Harrison Pointe’s
    service is now up and
  You can book 45 minutes
          for $24 or
       an hour for $32
      every Wednesday!
   Please sign up in bathing
                                                           Please book your appointment
                                                                       in the
located at the nurses station!                             activity binder located at the
                                                                  front reception!

             Dal’s Foot Care                                       Rita’s Spa Studio
Dal Khor is a Registered Nurse who will be coming      Need a little pampering? Hands, feet or face in need
to Harrison Pointe for our ‘foot care’ needs. She     of some attention? Rita‟s Spa Studio offers
will offer this service in the privacy of your very   Manicures, Pedicures, Foot Massage and more. On
own suite and will be available on Thursday,          Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00am
January 12th & 26th 9:00am - 4:00pm.                  Rita will be available in the hair salon.
Dal is a Registered Foot Care Nurse and is a DVA
      Please book your appointment in the               Appointments can be made in the activity
            activity binder located at                         binder at the front desk.
                 front reception.

                                                - page 7
                    Focus On Fitness      January 2012

               Tai Chi               Fun & Fit!
Come and join us for a gentle and                   We really do have fun,
soothing workout. This ancient form of              whether we are stretching
exercise (well Martial Arts technically)            or enjoying the beat of the
is a great way to keep your body „tuned             music. Come and sit in on
up‟ with a gentle workout.                          a class. Everyone goes at
All movements are adapted for sitting               their own pace. We will be
participation. Everyone of all levels of            meeting in the Silver
fitness and ability are welcome. We will            Screen Theater on the
be hav ing our cl ass in the                        2nd floor. Wednesdays
Silver Screen Theater on the 2nd                    and Fridays at 10:00am.
floor, on Monday at 2:00pm

                         Carpet Bowling
We are delighted to have our very own in-house Carpet Bowling! We will be meeting
Tuesdays at 2:00pm and Thursdays at 10:00am in the Fireside Lounge. This
is such a fun pass time and it is great to see what a supportive environment we have
here at Harrison Pointe, no matter what our skill level.

                                     - page 8
                         Come Play With Us                              January 2012

        Seven Days A Week
Lets meet in the lounge at 6:30pm for                  Evening Bridge
        some evening cards,
                                                      Please join us in the lounge on
           dealers choice!                          Tuesdays at 6:30pm for an enjoyable
                                                            evening of Bridge!
                                                        Positive attitude required!

Thursday Night Scrabble                                Please join us for a game
                                                    of Mexican Train Dominoes on
  Challenge your mind to an                          Tuesdays at 10:00am in the
    entertaining evening of                                     lounge!
scrabble located in the lounge
at 6:30pm Thursday evenings.

         Crib Anyone?                                        Pictionary
 Lets get together in the Lounge area on              Please join us on Fridays
Friday nights for a fun filled evening of crib   at 2:00pm in the Country Kitchen
           starting at 6:30pm !                   to play the game of Pictionary!

                                         - page 9
                                    Challenge Yourself                 January 2012
                   Busy Hands
                                                              Glee Club!
   Please join us in the Country Kitchen
   every Monday at 10:00am to be a part         The Glee Cub will be offered every
          of our ongoing projects.              Wednesday at 2:00pm with
                                                Barbara Stewart who has been
         They will include knitting,            ever so gracious to volunteer her
   baking, gardening and good old fashion
                                                time to play the piano and
                 coffee talk!
                                                organize the club.
                                                We will be located in the lounge

  Book Club!                                          Billiards
  Lets meet in the private dining                   Let’s meet
  room at 11:30am on Monday
  January 9th to                               Thursday afternoons
  discuss the novel
  “ The Sweetness at the                         at 2:00pm in the
   Bottom of the Pie”
   by Alan Bradley.                                   library
  We will enjoy a lovely lunch
  that will be
                                               and shoot some pool!
  prepared by Chef Mike!

         Lets Play Bingo!
Where? - Dining Room!
                                                      The Art of Painting
When? - Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays          For all of our canvas artists here
Time? - 6:30pm!                                 at Harrison Pointe Suite 102 is
Who? - Resident Callers!                        set up for when the mood hits you
Why? -Why not?                                  to paint. Please
How? - 25 cent coin a card, per game            see Cindy for the
with a two card maximum!                        details on how this
                                                program works!

                                          - page 10
                         Guess Who                          January 2012

          Who Am I ?

             Please let Cindy Know what your guess is!!
                (I’ll Give you a hint…. She lives here!)
If you would like to participate in the who am I series please drop off a
                          picture to my office.
               P.S Last Months entry was Dawn Black

                             - page 11
                                                                               January 2012
                                 The Harrison Pointer
                       Nora Legge
As we approach the beginning of 2012 it is time to interview
another resident for the Harrison Pointe newsletter. There are
many interesting people living here. This month my choice was
Nora Legge.

Nora was born in Waskada, Manitoba on July 21, 1921. She
went to Hernfield school in Brenda municipality, Grades one to
eight. Her dad was a farmer and she stayed on the farm to help
her parents. She was the third oldest child in a family of             Nora Legge
twelve, seven girls and five boys.

Life was hard during the depression. She met her future
husband Roy Willey, who worked on a neighbors farm, and
they were married July 22, 1947. They moved to Brandon,
Manitoba and Roy got a job as a carpenter at Shilo army

They had four children, two boys and two girls. They have four
grandchildren, three boys and one girl and five great grand-
children, three boys and two girls.

They moved to Winnipeg in the early sixty’s where they were
divorced. Nora went to work at Eaton’s in the mail order
department, until that department closed down. She then got a
job at Zellers and worked there about one year. She remarried
in 1974 to Jack Legge who worked in the purchasing
department for the C.P.R. Her Husband passed away in 1985.

In 1990 she remarried to Tom Kulbaba keeping her former
name Legge. They lived in Penticton for six years to be near
her sisters who lived there. Failing health brought both of them
back to Kelowna to be near specialists. Tom Passed away in

In 2007 she moved to Langley because she had a
daughter and a son who lived there. She bought a condo in
Murrayville and moved to her present location here at
Harrison Pointe in June 2011. Painting is one of her many
 hobbies, she showed me some lovely paintings she has done.
She also enjoys working at needle craft and is in the “ Busy
Hands” club at our complex here.
                                                                   Interviewed & Written
                                                                      by Irene Jenkins

                                               - page 12
January 2012                                                                           Harrison Pointe
Sun                          Mon                      Tue                      Wed               Thu                       Fri                        Sat

1                            2     Cindy Off          3     Tear Down          4                 5 Dental                  6                          7
                                                                                                                                                      1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie
1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie   10:00 Busy Hands         10:00 Mexican Dominoes   10:00 Fun & Fit                             10:00 Fun & Fit            6:30 Bingo
                             2:00 Tai Chi             2:00 Carpet Bowling      2:00 Glee Club    10:00 Carpet Bowling      2:00 Pictionary
                             6:30 Bingo               6:30 Evening Bridge      6:30 Bingo        2:00 Billiards            6:30 Evening Crib
                                                                                                 6:30 Evening Scrabble

8                            9                        10                       11                12       Dal Foot care    13                         14
1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie   10:00 Busy Hands         10:00 Mexican Dominoes                                               10:00 Fun & Fit            1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie
                                                                               10:00 Fun & Fit   10:00 Carpet Bowling      2:00 Pictionary            6:30 Bingo
                             11:30 Lunch Club         2:00 Carpet Bowling      2:00 Glee Club    1:00 Personal Mobility    3:00 Seminar John Gordon
                             2:00 Tai Chi             6:30 Evening Bridge                        1:30 Worship Service      6:30 Evening Crib
                             6:30 Bingo                                        6:30 Bingo        2:00 Billiards
                                                                                                 6:30 Evening Scrabble

15                           16                       17                       18                19 Fire                   20                         21
1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie   10:00 Busy Hands         10:00 Mexican Dominoes   10:00 Fun & Fit                                                        1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie
                                                                               2:00 Glee Club    10:00 Carpet Bowling      10:00 Fun & Fit            6:30 Bingo
                             11:30 LSS Shuttle        1:00 Community Meeting   6:30 Bingo        12:00 Bus Outing          2:00 Pictionary
                             2:00 Tai Chi             2:00 Carpet Bowling
                             6:30 Bingo               6:30 Evening Bridge                        2:00 Billiards            6:30 Evening Crib
                                                                                                 6:30 Evening Scrabble

22                           23                       24                       25 Sonus          26        Dal Foot care   27                         28
1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie   10:00 Busy Hands         10:00 Mexican Dominoes   10:00 Fun & Fit                             10:00 Fun & Fit            1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie
                                                                               2:00 Glee Club    10:00 Carpet Bowling      2:00 Pictionary            6:30 Bingo
                             12:15 LSS Lunch & Tour   2:00 Carpet Bowling      6:30 Bingo        2:00 Billiards            3:45 Monthly Social
                             2:00 Tai Chi             6:30 Evening Bridge                                                  6:30 Evening Crib
                             6:30 Bingo                                                          6:30 Evening Scrabble

29                           30                       31 Rita Spa
1:30 Weekend Matinee Movie   10:00 Busy Hands         10:00 Mexican Dominoes
                             11:30 LSS Shuttle        2:00 Happy Gang Choir
                             2:00 Tai Chi             6:30 Evening Bridge
                             6:30 Bingo

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