Hymn Stories – September 2022

A favourite hymn for many, “Be Thou My Vision” has a storied history going back to the 8th century! Find out more about this hymn and other helpful resources for seniors.

Hymn Stories – August 2022

“I Surrender All”, written by Judson Van de Venter (whose ministry impacted the preaching of Dr. Billy Graham) is our hymn for the month for August. Van de Venter penned the lyrics about a pivotal moment in his life and in his account of the writing of the hymn text, said this: “God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, He caused me to sing.”

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Hymn Stories – July 2022

This month’s hymn, “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” was written by a remarkable woman out of one of her darkest hours. Read more about the origins of this hymn and find other helpful resources for seniors.

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Hymn Stories – June 2022

“While many hymns are born out of a particular dramatic experience, this hymn was simply the result of the author’s morning by morning realization of God’s personal faithfulness.” Read more about the origins of ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ and other helpful resources for seniors.

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Chaplains Retirement – Send a note of encouragement and blessing

Fill out this form to encourage and bless our retiring chaplains.

Mother’s Day Flowers 2022

Mother’s Day, May 5th

  1. You are welcome to deliver flowers to your mother for Mother’s Day. If you are here in person, you can visit and deliver them in person. For deliveries from our florists, our amazing Visitation Hosts will be happy to receive the deliveries between 10am and 6pm.
  2. Who do we recommend for floral deliveries?
    Buckets Flowers is a trusted florist who understands the infection control requirements for Menno Place – (604) 870-2994
  3. All floral deliveries must follow these guidelines:
    • No “scented” flowers – this includes lilies – this is to keep residents and staff safe – some are allergic (or highly allergic) to scented flowers
    • All flowers must be delivered in a container
    • No “loose” flowers in paper that need to be put in a vase
    • Potted plants must be delivered directly to the resident.

Hymn Stories – May 2022

Most of us are familiar with the beautiful hymn, How Great Thou Art… but have you heard the live version performed by George Beverly Shea in 1957? Do yourself a favour and click on the link to listen to the performance on YouTube! Don’t forget to read more about the origins of this hymn and other helpful resources for seniors.

Volunteer Week 2022 #EmpathyinAction

It’s been two years since we had to close our doors to our precious volunteers and we’re thrilled to welcome back such an integral part of our team and community! Our volunteers help residents thrive socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Welcome back and thank you for putting #EmpathyInAction!

Hymn Stories – April 2022

Penned in 1913 by George Bennard, this month’s hymn is “The Old Rugged Cross”. Bennard was convinced that the cross was more than just a religious symbol, but rather, the very heart of the gospel. This hymn became one of the most widely published songs, either sacred or secular, in the United States.

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