Cycles for Seniors – July 2, 2017 at the Simkin Centre

July 2, 2017 – Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM

A community event to brighten someone’s day and put a smile on a senior’s face. Come display your bike and enjoy a live band. Free refreshments and snacks for riders. Please arrive a few minutes early to line up your bike. (All motorcycles welcome, especially unique or show bikes)

Residents Enjoy Goldeyes Game

The weather on June 13th, 2017 couldn’t have been better to attend a Winnipeg Goldeyes Game at Shaw Park. Simkin residents were escorted by staff and volunteers to take in the action for that afternoon’s game. Everyone enjoyed a ball park meal finished off with mini-doughnuts. Congratulations to the Goldeyes who defeated the Texas Airhogs 11 – 2.

Certificate of Appreciation

We received the following letter from Brandon University with this certificate, pictured below.

“On behalf of the Faculty of Health Studies, I would like to express my gratitude to The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre for their willingness to facilitate the Integrated Practice I clinical course for our Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing students from Novemver until December 2016.

“We are grateful to The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre for contributing to our students’ learning as your staff provided knowledge, support and feedback to them during their period of time on the unit. Your commitment to the education of psychiatric nursing students is readily apparent and we thank you for your support.

“To show our gratitude for the role that you, your staff and the residents played in the students’ learning experience, I would like to present The Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre with this Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their contribution to the education of students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Studies at Brandon University during the 2016/17 academic year.” [Dr. W. Dean Care, RN – Dean, Faculty of Health Studies]

Letter to the Editor

Below is a Letter to the Editor that was published in the latest edition of The Jewish Post and News.

“Bernie, I feel the need to send a large thank you to the Clergy and Sisterhood at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and to the Gray Academy.

Our residents are fortunate to experience the wonderful music and singing brought to the Centre by Rabbi Green, Cantor Mass, and just recently, Rabbinic Intern Mathew Liebel. Rabbi Green and Cantor Mass have been coming to The Centre on a regular basis for some years and their presence has enriched our Jewish life immensely. Mathew was here at the Centre on May 11 for our Mothers’ Day Tea which was hosted by the Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood, and he entertained our residents with a wonderful medley of songs on the piano dear to the heart of our residents. The Sisterhood has been hosting a Hanukah Party and Mothers’ Day Tea here for many years. It is all so generous of the Synagogue for this support.

I also want to thank the students and staff at Gray Academy. The kindergarten class also came to our Mother’s Day Tea and sang for our residents. Having the ‘little ones” in The Centre is quite a treat. We look forward throughout the year to visits from Gray Academy students of all ages who come to be with us on important Jewish Festivals.”

Mensch Goes to Flin Flon

Mensch takes a road trip to Flin Flon in Northern Manitoba.  Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin (Flinty) Prospector Tom Creighton discovered a vein of pure copper in 1914 in a location he named after Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin from the science fiction novel, The Sunless City.  Cartoonist Al Capp created Finty’s design and he sits proudly at the entrance of Flin Flon.