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The September Edition | September 6, 2018
Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Message from the President

Greetings friend, and welcome to the September Comfort Connection!
My husband and I were close to Steinbach one Sunday afternoon and decided to drop in to see my husband’s Uncle Bill who is living in a Personal Care Home.
We opened the front door, and there he was! He was just walking down the hall and coming out of the dining room. He wore dark glasses and walked with a walker. My husband, Bill, had to speak loudly for him to hear him. His gait was strong and his mind sharp. 
“It’s Billy!” my husband said loudly. Once my husband was able to tell him who he was, and to which family he belonged, Uncle Bill was able to place him.
“Oh, Oh – Billy! Melvin’s son! Yes, yes!!!” We worked our way over to his room. He had been moved from the second floor and now resides in a private room on the first floor so he doesn’t have to take the elevator anymore. He has no TV. He couldn’t hear or see it anyway. He had a special speaker for us to speak into so he could hear us through his headphones. I sat in the chair, and my husband sat on the walker while Uncle Bill sat on his bed. At the end of the bed, his motorized scooter was parked. The license plate read, “Got Moose?”
He was full of questions about my husband’s sister, his dad, his mom, and alllll the rest of the family! His excitement for our visit was tangible, I could almost taste it. Bill reminisced with Uncle about the time he had taken him out in the bushes to cut wood. He wasn’t sure he remembered that time. But he did remember the camping trip.
Bill told me he has one of his uncle’s storage trailers parked at the "wood yard," and for many years, my Bill cut and sold wood in the winter months. Little did Uncle Bill know how much of an influence he had been on my husband. We asked him how old he was – he said he was in his 98th year! He is presently 97, but he answered he was in his 98th year as if he was eagerly going forward to the next year. His physical body is failing, but his spirt was strong.
Later my husband shared with me how Uncle Bill was his favourite uncle. He used to take him into the barn and show him the horses. They took many trips with the horses into the bush to drag out wood. They picked mushrooms together and they both enjoyed Auntie’s baking! These memories live on and Uncle Bill lives in the richness of the life he once lived. Many family members stop by regularly to pay Uncle Bill a visit.
For us, it was a quick stop. But for Uncle Bill, our visit meant the world! Do you know someone who would love for you to stop by?


Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Comforts of Home – Care 

Your Care is All About You

At Comforts of Home - Care, we believe every life should be celebrated... that every person, young or old, deserves dignity. And every family should have peace of mind, knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for.
Your loved ones can get the help they need while maintaining their independence and living comfortably in their own homes. Your care, your way!

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Recipe of the Month: Clean Eating Pumpkin Soup

Autumn is right around the corner... so why not embrace the changing season with a delicious bowl of classic clean eating pumpkin soup?
This recipe is quick, easy, and good for your immune system. Jazz it up with some extra spices if you want a flavour boost, or enjoy as is if you prefer something more basic.

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Video: On Caring for an Aging Parent

This might be an ad, but it's such a beautiful story!
"I'd do anything. Anything for him... There's a definite role reversal that happens. It's an honour to do that for your father, because he did that for me when I was a kid."
If you have cared for an aging parent, you might be able to relate...

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Home Safety Checklist

Have you noticed the days getting shorter?
With reduced light comes reduced visibility... not to mention, now is a good time to prepare in advance for slippery snow and ice in the coming months. Why not make sure your loved one's home is as safe as possible?
We're making it easier than ever for you with a home safety checklist!
Print out the checklist to have it handy to refer to as you go through your loved one's home. A few small changes here and there might be all you need to create a safe environment in the home.

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Joke of the Month

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an elderly lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on.
Finally he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him. "Pardon me," she said, "I'm sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It's just that you look just like my son, who just died recently."
"I'm very sorry," replied the young man, "is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yes," she said, "As I'm leaving, can you say 'Goodbye, Mother'? It would make me feel so much better."
"Sure," answered the young man.
As the elderly woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother!" As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.50. "How can that be?" he asked, "I only purchased a few things!"
"Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk. 
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