2018 Family Education Award Recipient

The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Award – 2018 Award Winner – Mike Myschyshyn

Congratulations to Mike Myschyshyn, son of Olga Myschyshyn, who works in The Simkin Centre Therapeutic Recreation Program.  Mike will be entering his second year of a three year Juris Doctor (Law)  Program at the University of Manitoba. His goal is to be patent lawyer.. Mike has previously completed a Masters Degree in Science at Simon Fraser University. The award this year is $2500. Presenting the award to Mike at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Scholarship Award Ceremony, held on June 12, 2018, were Billy Brodovsky on behalf of the Brodovsky family,  and Irwin Corobow, Chief Executive Officer of The Simkin Centre.

In 2008, Sheila and David Brodovsky, their brother Harvey Brodovsky, and friends Catherine (Kady) and Mauricez’’l Tauber launched the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Family Education Fund at The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. . Their parents – Nellie Brodovskyz’’l, Ethel Piercez’’l, Dr. Maurice (Moe) Piercez’’l, and Samuel Tauberz’’l – were all residents of the Sharon Home and then the Simkin Centre for varying periods between 1997 and 2009. Through hundreds of visits over many years, the Fund’s founders were moved by the hard work and tender care offered by so many front-line nurses and aides. “We wanted to do something special for the people who work at the Centre,”  says David Brodovsky, “so we set up this scholarship program as a way to express our gratitude for the kindnesses extended to our parents and to us.”. The Fund awards the children of long service employees the opportunities to pursue post-secondary education. The award is based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.

If you are interested in contributing to The Simkin Centre Education Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba go to – https://www.jewishfoundation.org/simkin-centre-family-education-fund

Anita’s Garden

Summer has arrived and we invite everyone to enjoy our beautiful gardens.

A special thanks again this year to the Keives Family who created and helps maintain “Anita’s Garden”  in loving memory of Anita Molly Keives – loving Wife, Mother, and Baba.

Dementia Education Session Offered at the Simkin Centre

Join us for this valuable education session taking place at the Simkin Centre on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-7:30pm.

The Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba will share ways of communicating with those you visit. They will cover Focused Dementia Communication, Challenges & Tips, and Learning Communication Strategies. If you are interested, please call Aynsley at 204-589-9038

The Young Bring Laughter to the Simkin Centre

The grade 4 and 5 class from Linden Meadows School visited Weinberg 2 on May 24th.

The Residents were paired with 2-3 students to make up teams for a challenging and competitive Spelling Bee. The “buzz” in the room was electric as the students and residents worked together to spell words such as phenomenon, successfully and vocabulary…to name a few.

Thank you to their teacher, Miss McGavin and our own Weinberg 2 nurse, Brenda McGavin, for organizing this wonderful afternoon.

We look forward to future visits, the smiles and joyous laughter the students bring to our home.

Thank You to the Deutscher Family

The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre would like to thank the Deutscher family who donated to us this beautiful needlepoint created by their late mother Sara Deutscher. We are honored by the generosity of the family for enabling The Centre to showcase this work.