Food and FUN
Good Food is so Important
The social time of gathering with good friends is complimented by a variety of savoury meals prepared by our House Chef. Good cheer and laughter abound as residents enjoy our daily buffet and our fully plated table service.
"Full Service" includes two delicious meals served daily in our large and spacious Dining Room. Many "Full Service" residents enjoy breakfast in the comfort of their own kitchens. However, for those who wish to join us in the morning, we serve a leisurely Continental Breakfast in our Café near the Dining Room.
Special events at Waterloo Heights are an essential part of the dining experience, including the many summertime BBQ's, the Annual Pig Roast and numerous seasonal events.
A warm welcome and an open invitation await both family and friends, whenever you may wish to share a meal with a loved one. Always enjoy our Café, offering coffee, tea, and delightful fruits and snacks.
Our daily calendar of FUN Days and Seasonal Events are also part of the wonderful food experience at Waterloo Heights, ensuring special culinary treats for all to enjoy.
Good food, good friends and great times – they always go well together.
FUN and Engaging Activities
Our "FUN" Coordinator ensures that there is a never a dull moment for residents at Waterloo Heights.
Creating a special welcome for all new residents, we encourage new friendships and the opportunities to share life stories and interests of the heart. We ensure that our residents are always invited to join in the FUN, and our residents can choose daily how busy and socially active they wish to be.
Our residents can chat with friends at the Café, join the exercise club, attend a lecture, play cards or share in a hobby. Our Team Members at Waterloo Heights love to join the residents in celebrating their Birthday Parties, Socials, and our unique FUN Days.
Waterloo Heights is known for the overflowing crowds of family and friends who attend the Annual Fashion Show and many other special events.
Things to do and places to go.
So Many FUN Things to Do.....
Fun and Games: Residents can exercise their brain-power with card games like Bridge and Euchre, Trivia sessions and familiar board games. There are also a wide a number of Clubs the residents help to create. BINGO is always in big demand.
Resident and Staff FUN Days: Residents and staff are all encouraged to dress to a FUN theme, like Crazy Colours Day, Backward Clothes Day or Funniest Hat Day. From Mardi Gras to Rockin' to the 50's, Theme Days allow both residents and the staff to share in the fun with good food, music, games and costumes – great FUN.
Crafts and Baking: There is always something exciting being created in our Activity Room, from creating seasonal displays, scrapbooking to painting – it's the residents who choose. Our homes all have ovens for the residents to use and do their favourite baking or preserves.
Gardening Club: Residents are encouraged to exercise their green thumbs in our gardens, with planting or tendering flowers and vegetables.
Youth Groups: We encourage various groups from area schools and kinder centres, as well as youngsters involved with choirs or dance clubs, to entertain and visit with our residents. The residents just LOVE to see kids.
Continuing Education: We welcome various Community Groups to provide presentations on various hobbies, historical events, creative items like floral arrangement, travel or a wide array of topics of interest. Visiting professors from a local university deliver talks on travelogues, environmental studies, literature and more. Informal classes are frequently provided on a variety of practical topics such as computers and renewing one's drivers license.
Community Groups: We invite a variety of Community Groups to hold their Clubs or other meetings in our homes. This proactive approach creates activity and interest in the homes and reduces isolation. Seniors are welcome to join in.
Pet Days: We actively encourage various groups to visit our homes with pets.
Community Outings: Whether shopping or going to a theatre or concert, residents look forward to the variety and frequency of our outings in the community to allow them to explore, socialize and feel more connected with one another.
Special Resident and Family Events: Welcome New Resident Day, Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Easter, Canada Day and all other special Holidays, an Annual Summer BBQ, a Garage or Bazar Sale, Thanksgiving, Octoberfest, Halloween, Remembrance Day, the Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Party, New Years Eve Party, and many other special theme parties and events. Waterloo Heights is famous for its Annual Seniors Fashion Show and a traditional Pig Roast. The residents and families, along with our staff, all look forward to these moments when everyone has a very special and good time together.
Spiritual Gatherings: Various churches and fellowship groups in our community are encouraged to visit weekly to provide services for our residents, when requested. Each resident's choice is respected by all.
Residents Council: Our Residents Council gives residents and their families a say in the life at our homes. The Council can meet privately and then choose to chat with our leadership team, or many simply choose to invite us to their meetings. Topics typically are about favourite foods, events and things that the residents would want us to do.
Community Work: We provide many opportunities for residents to give back if they choose, through fundraising for local charities. One example is that the residents and the home, together each sponsor a child in a developing country. We are proud to display their photos and letters. Our homes also have projects were they make "Kids Lunches" for school programs, or a "Back Pack" Return to School Program, distributing Back Packs full of school supplies. The residents come up with the projects and we look to support them. Community involvement equals value, purpose and worth and lifts us up, and others too