Idlewyld Manor Family Council Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 7 p.m.
Location: Celebration Room
PRESENT: Ann Bennett, Cindy Allen, Mary Newman, Sophie Sporbeck, Margaret Figliola. Beth Hibbard, Rose Linton, Jack Graham, Elaine Armstrong, Margaret Cross, Anne Ross-Muschallik, Nan Uzbalis, Lori Tomasik, Kathleen Sharkey, Barb Vacon, Arlene Holek, Rena Zambon, Clarke Miller, Jane Cox Bota
- CALL TO ORDER: 7:05 pm
- GUEST SPEAKERS: None
- ADOPTION OF AGENDA:
Motion moved by Lori
Seconded by Barb
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Motion moved by Mary
Seconded by Kathleen
- CHAIR’S REMARKS:
5.1 Parking Update: In response to our concern about use of the new parking lot, Cindy read the memo sent to all staff by Susan Hastings dated August 29 to verify that the expectation to use the new lot has been communicated to staff.
5.2 Responses to Round Table Discussions; Questions and responses were sent to members via email… Answers were clear and no further discussion ensued.
5.3 Regional Meeting: Family Council Network 4 (FCN4) for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant. Meeting will take place Friday October 4, 10am-3pm, at Macassa Lodge, Hamilton. Speaker Pat Armstrong, Research Professor of Sociology YorkUniversity. Topic: Models for Long Term Care: Learning from Other Countries and Home.Must register by Sept 27th
Each FC can send 2 reps. Mary Newman and Cathy Boka will attend.
- ONGOING BUSINESS:6.1 New Garden – Update – Margaret
Digging of the new garden at the back of the home overlooking the greenspace area outside of all the dining rooms is scheduled to begin later this week followed by installation of a sprinkler system and then planting can begin. All of the needed low- maintenance shrubs, both evergreen and flowering, have been purchased along with a start on the perennials. There have been some generous donations.
6.2 Alzheimer’s Day – Sept. 12 9:30-3:30 Volunteers: Margaret, Cindy, Ann, Elaine, Ica, Kathleen, Nan, and Dave Taylor.
6.3 Car Rally –Saturday Sept. 28th. Volunteers for 27th and 28th: Cindy, Margaret, Mary, Barb, Kathleen. Sign up sheets for the BBQ are on all units and at the front sign-in desk. Residents and car owners are free: guests to pay $5.
6.4 Winterfest–Saturday Nov. 16 – Donation letters were distributed to those who are willing to approach local businesses for donations.
6.5 Events with St. Peter’s – Mary and Clarke met with St. Peter’s Co-Presidents, Kathryn and Louise, who invited our members to attend some of their events:
Thursday November 28, 3:30-5 pm St. Peter’s Residence, “How Changes to the Ontario Government Health Care System Will Affect Our Home, You and Your Loved One”, presented by Steve Sherrer, CEO Thrive.
Monday February 27, 2020, time TBA, “How to Have a Successful Visit With our Loved One”, presented by Karen Robbins, Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Society
Thursday April 23, 2020, 3; 30-5pm, St. Peter’s Residence, “Advocacy: Q and A on the legal rights and issues for families and residents in LTC” with Hilary Callin, Treatment and Decisions Consultant, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, Ministry of the Attorney General.
A motion was presented to Co-Host with St. Peter’s Family Council their February event featuring Karen Robbins from the Alzheimer’s Society. Location likely to be at Idlewyld.
Motion made by Mary, seconded by Clarke. Motion CARRIED.
ACTION: Mary and Clarke to arrange communication, booking, food and room arrangement.
- NEW BUSINESS:
7.1 By-election – Marianne Hobson, Secretary has resigned.Nominees for the position of secretary were: Kathleen, Barb, Clarke, Arlene. Kathleen, Clarke, Arlene declined the nomination, therefore Barb was acclaimed as the interim secretary until the end of the executive term in June 2020.
7.2 Compliance Results and Plans. Information on the Ministry report was distributed and members were reminded that the full report can be read in the binder located outside of GateSide. Administration must show compliance with all orders by October and are working hard to achieve that goal.
8.1 Treasurer’s Report: After the addition of $_50.00_ from last month’s 50/50 Draw and the Expense of $_93.25_for the Ice Cream Social, coffee cups and tickets, there is $_1362.20_ in the treasury with $_258.55_ in cash.
- 50/50 DRAW: Collected: $95. $47.50 was won by Sophie.
- MEMBER ISSUES: (Round Table Discussion)
Moving RPNs and PSWs to other home areas
- ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm
Date: October 8, 2019 Time 7 p.m.
Place: Celebration Room