Take the Challenge # 4 Winners

Congratulations to the following team members for their commitment to fitness and to being the winners of the Take The Challenge Fitness challenge.

Debbie Jamison – RN, Menno Home
Teresa Halovich – Unit Clerk, Menno Home
Ingrid Schultz – Chaplain

We hope to start up a new Challenge in early March 2017. Stay tuned!
The Health and Wellness Committee of Menno Place

Big Retirement Mistakes – How to Safeguard Your Retirement!

Aloha – Wear you Hawaiian Shirt to Work Day! January 27

Menno Place Employee Match – Healthier Me 12 Week Program at Live Well Exercise Clinic


Healthier Me 12week Program
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

Abbotsford, BC

Group Starts January 16th, 2017

LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic: #300 – 1945 McCallum Road
Watch this video (https://youtu.be/L8PVimRlzQw)!

Who is LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic? We think of ourselves as the “anti-gym.” At LIVE WELL, we focus on how you feel, not how you look. This isn’t the place to lose weight as fast as possible or to learn to be a competitive athlete. At LIVE WELL you will fit in, feel comfortable and find exercise fun, social and inspiring!

COST: $297 is your portion of the fee.  MennoPlace and LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic are covering the balance of your fee. (IMPORTANT: On your application form, you will notice that it states the fee is $597, please still check this box since you and your Employer/LIVE WELL are sharing the cost)

Applications close December 31st.

Once you register, contact Jeanette Lee, Jeanette.lee@mennoplace.ca and the Employer will cover the balance of your fee!

You do not need to be in good shape to start. This program is designed for beginners!

Who Are We Looking For?

I can attend exercise sessions at the clinic twice per week.

I am willing to leave fear and judgement at the door.

I am eager and ready to change my lifestyle LONG TERM, not just adapt my life for 12 weeks.

I want to have a fun, social and inspiring experience while being part of a community of like-minded women who support and encourage one another.

I am committed to the entire 12 weeks because I know the beginning is always the toughest.

I am willing to spend time being introspective and reflective on my current lifestyle because I value my health, even though I am not living in line with those values right now.

I am open to be coached. I am willing to start doing what I know I should be doing for my health.

I am open to finding the joy in the PROCESS and creating the healthy habits that will lead to success.

I accept that this is not about rapid weight loss or diets, this is about HEALTH and quality of life. Health comes in all shapes and sizes.

I am willing to celebrate myself and others!



“Take the Challenge” Exercise… Submit Your Log Books!

Deadline to Submit your Exercise Logs is January 13 2013 so that we can determine a WINNER.
Submit your forms to Renate or Teresa.
Menno Place Wellness Team.

Deck the Halls! How would you like to do something like this next year?

Goldcare OFFLINE January 2 from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Goldcare SHUTDOWN Monday January 2 / 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm.
Staff to log off before 12 pm to avoid loosing unsaved data.

Planning a Healthy Retirement Seminar

Planning a Healthy Retirement Seminar

Presented by the
Menno Place Health & Wellness Committee

Do you have a question about when you can retire? How do I plan for retirement?

This seminar is presented by Vince Olfert a Financial Advisor with Singer Olfert Financial Group. He will be giving suggestions on how to prepare for retirement, specific to the retirement benefits of Menno Place and answer any questions you may have.

Times available: January 19, 2017 1:30 – 2:30pm, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Menno Hospital Conference Room

Reservations are necessary as seating is limited. Please contact Kim Powell at 604 859-7631, ext. 230 to reserve your spot. Spouses/partners are welcome to attend.

Come and buy beautiful things at Fireside Treasures!… plus… bake sale!

Our residents have created beautiful ceramic Christmas trees, Santa boots and top hats! Come and see what they have done!… and buy a little something to support the Ceramics Recreation program at Menno Place!

Having a tough time at Christmas? Confidential assistance to help with life and work…

fseapMenno Place is a employer who cares about your life and your work.

Christmas can be a tough time. Extra pressures on the family and finances can be a part of the season. There may be memories of loved ones that you are grieving or loneliness as you make it through the celebrations without them. Christmas is a time when addictions can become overwhelming. You may need support – and you don’t know where to turn.

Turn to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. We proved the Employee and Family Assistance Program to our employees at no charge. This is a confidential phone line that can help you deal with difficulty in life. Completely confidential, Menno Place is given a very simple report of the numbers of employees using the service. It can not be linked back to an individual employee. What a relief! If you need more help (counselling sessions), that is also arranged for you at no charge.

This help is available 24/7 for you and your family. Do you need some counselling in a crisis? Some personal counselling? Would it help to have someone who can help you with work/life services (like a life coach)?

As we come to January 1st, there are many New Year’s resolutions that take place. Will you get support with your resolutions this year?

Will you get support with your smoking cessation resolution? What about nutritional counselling or financial coaching / credit counselling? Is this the year that you break your addiction – to gambling, alcohol, drugs or internet?

This is an opportunity that costs you nothing but courage. Calling is a way of saying that you want your life to improve, you want to help your family, you want to be free.

From time to time, we all deal with difficulty in life. Most often, we can deal with life’s challenges ourselves, or with the help of family or friends. But sometimes it can be helpful to talk to a trained professional – someone who is objective, caring and experienced at helping with the particular issue you’re facing.

The right help, at the right time.

Contact your EFAP for immediate, confidential assistance 24/7/365