Chinese new year, job fair and Valentine’s lunch mark busy week at Frost Manor

Chinese new year is one of the many events being held at Frost Manor this week. Feb. 8 marked the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Chinese new year is one of the many events being held at Frost Manor this week. Feb. 8 marked the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Events engage both residents and community

It has been a fun and busy week chockfull of events at Frost Manor and there’s more to come with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, says Vi O’Leary, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator.

On Monday (Feb. 8), the Lindsay long-term care home hosted a Chinese new year celebration for the 62 residents. Chinese new year celebrations are held every year at Frost Manor, and it’s an event residents and staff members look forward to, O’Leary says.

The day featured a Chinese food lunch and a word game for residents related to Chinese culture. Staff members could purchase a plate of food for $3, with proceeds helping to pay for entertainment at the upcoming annual Spring Dance.

New year’s day is an important date in Chinese culture. Also called the Spring Festival, it marks the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Celebrations are held in China as well as in countries with large Chinese populations.

Frost Manor is also hosting an event to help attract people looking for new job opportunities to long-term care. Today (Wednesday), the home is having a job fair, specifically aimed at attracting people to careers as personal support workers (PSWs).

“We always need PSWs and hopefully we can attract some new people,” O’Leary says.

On Friday, Frost Manor is hosting its annual “sweetheart luncheon” for resident couples in honour of Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. The Frost Manor team always goes the extra mile for resident couples on Valentine’s Day because it’s an occasion that means a lot to the husbands and wives living at the home, O’Leary says.

As with past years, the Frost Manor team is preparing a special luncheon, with the nutritional care team cooking up a special meal for the home’s couples.

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