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Ladies Auxiliary’s Faspa in a Box

The Salem Home Ladies Auxiliary is excited to announce their first ever “Faspa-in-a-Box” event just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The event is on Saturday, February 12, 2022.   Each Faspa-in-a-Box includes buns, kringle, cheese, pickles, jam, cookies, & desserts, enough for two. Orders as many Faspa boxes as you wish whether its for your friend, sweetheart, employees, or your pastor, faspa is always the right choice.

 

Faspa can be ordered via website: salemhome.ca; email: salemfoundation@salemhome.ca; or by phone until February 7th.   Pick up of the Faspa-to-go is on February 12, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Salem Home (165 15th Street, Winkler) Payment can be made online by credit card, e-transfer, or in person.  Please mention your method of payment at time of your order for receipting.  The suggested Donation of a $35.00/Box minimum will go towards the Cottonwood residents purchase of an “Abby” for the DementiAbility Program at Salem.

 

The Ladies Auxiliary seeks to enhance the lives of Salem Home residents through the fund-raising activities they undertake…

 

ABBY is new ambient technology (which means it is always available) that is changing the lives of people with dementia in long-term care. It is a wall-mounted electronic display board designed to engage residents through touchscreen activities, familiar tactile experiences – such as turning a wheel or flipping a switch – and a mix of personalized images and media. Turning the steering wheel brings up images on a screen that looks like you are driving down a street. It is possible to upload local images as well, which helps to trigger memories.

 

Research shows that using an ABBY reduces agitation, anxiety and aggression. It also helps families engage in conversation with their loved one. Children can do these activities with their grandparent.

 

When you realize that 89% of our residents have some level of dementia, with many having some form of responsive behaviours, it is to provide resources for our residents and staff that help engage the residents and mitigate these behaviours.  Any assistance we can provide for our frontline workers is a benefit to our residents.

 

One “ABBY” costs $8,000 and it would be very beneficial purchase one for the Cottonwood Care Area.

Your donations today, as well participating in “Faspa-in-a-Box” will help make that possible.

 

For details contact Susan Hildebrand, Foundation Coordinator, shildebrand@salemhome.ca, 204-325-4316

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