What events happen in Dominion City that I would enjoy?
Dominion City is an active little town with a lot happening throughout the year. Annually, the local museum holds an opening in June and the town hosts a Summer Festival in July. An annual Fall Supper and St. Patrick’s Day event takes place at the Community Hall and there are four Curling Bonspiels in winter.
The K-12 school offers several opportunities during the year to attend programs and games, and the Franklin Craft Club serves coffee in the mornings to the public. For participating or spectating, the town offers a 9-hole golf course, hockey arena, curling club, outdoor pool, ball diamonds, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, parks, and a library.
The Municipality of Emerson-Franklin’s Seniors Coordinator regularly organizes classes, speakers, and handi-van trips to events in Dominion City and around the municipality. The Seniors Coordinator also plans out-of-town day trips to shopping centres, concerts, restaurants, or just a trip for ice cream.
What kind of in-house activities will Abbeyfield offer me?
The common spaces within Abbeyfield offer numerous opportunities for games, hobbies, and socializing. You are able to play board games and cards, watch movies, sew, do woodworking, and more. It may be possible to have organized classes or lessons if there is a particular interest shown by a resident(s).
Will I be able to have visitors?
You are encouraged to have visitors in your suite and in the common areas. Visitors may join you for meals at a small cost and with notification.
What if my family comes to visit and would like to stay for the weekend?
If you have company, they are welcome to stay with you in your suite or they may rent, on a daily basis, the one bedroom visitors’ suite. Meals may be purchased as needed. Prior arrangements with the House Manager will be necessary for both the rental of the visitors’ suite and meals.
I don’t really like communal eating, so don’t think I would enjoy Abbeyfield.
Eating together and visiting at mealtime is something that is encouraged at Abbeyfield as sharing meals together not only helps build community, but has also been shown to improve overall health. Before long, sharing meals will become an enjoyable part of your day. However, during unique circumstances such as ill health, staff will attempt to accommodate meals in your suite.