Rainycrest Auxiliary makes a difference in resident’s lives

The Rainycrest Auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Activation Room at Rainycrest. Our Auxiliary works solely for the betterment of the residents living in the Home. Any donations received by the Auxiliary are used for that purpose. The furniture that you see when you first enter the building was purchased by the Auxiliary with the assistance of the Rainycrest Administration/staff directing us as to the most durable and comfortable chairs and sofas. The colours are very warm and inviting and we have received many compliments as to our choice of colour. The tables and chairs in the main hallway were also purchased by the Auxiliary. Wheelchair residents find it so much more convenient to sit in that area and visit, now that they can actually have their wheelchair pulled in close to the table. The nurses/staff were very happy that we bought a couple of “sit to stand” apparati to assist in lifting residents to their feet. These types of purchases are very important and help lessen the strain on staff. Recently we purchased a 65 inch TV from Sight and Sound for the East Wing and the technicians installed it within a few days. The residents were very happy about that. We are also planning on taking the residents on their annual Rendezvous outing for supper, sometime in May. The date is yet to be confirmed. We require a bus for those who are not in wheelchairs and trucks to transport the walkers. The Rainycrest Handivans make several trips with those in wheelchairs. It is a wonderful evening and the residents really look forward to it. When Rainycrest was closed, during the Covid pandemic, we were very excited that the Tuck Shop was able to remain open at times for the residents and staff to shop. That happened because Gary Strickland, one of the residents happily volunteered to take over that job, since the Auxiliary members were not allowed to be there. He did a phenomenal job and continues to do so with the help of Laurel Halvorsen, our Tuck Shop Director. We welcome donations: seasonal decorations, knick knacks, jewellery, gift items, etc.

If anyone wishes to make a monetary donation or a memorial donation, please make sure the cheque and envelope are addressed to the Rainycrest Auxiliary. Any money received is used for the residents’ needs and is very much appreciated.