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."
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.
Dal‟s Foot care Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese popula-
tions, such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Tibet, Macau, Malaysia, Philip-
Focus On Fitness .... 8 pines, Singapore, 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.
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.
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Cindy’s Corner January 2012
We are kicking off 2012 with a clean slate.
Please join me January 3rd to pack away our
I hope all of your 2012 dreams come true and
I look forward to spending this year with you!
Please help us help you, by keeping
your emergency cards up to date in
case of an emergency. Thank you !
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.
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!
Harrison Pointe Activity Coordinator
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Seasonal Sensations January 2012
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!
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Check This Out January 2012
January 13, 2012
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 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.
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!
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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
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!
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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
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
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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
Please sign up in bathing
Please book your appointment
located at the nurses station! activity binder located at the
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.
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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
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.
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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!
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Challenge Yourself January 2012
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
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
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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
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The Harrison Pointer
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 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
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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