Our programs promote health and well-being

Variety of programs
We provide a variety of programs

We provide a variety of recreational and musical programs to enrich the lives of our residents.

Our programs are designed to support strengths and abilities and provide opportunities for further growth. Our Recreation Therapists offer programming seven days a week. The schedule varies monthly. Program calendars are available at the Front Office reception desk.

Our daily activities include:
  • Exercises
  • Watercolour Painting
  • Craft Groups
  • Entertainment
  • Gardening & Flower Arranging
  • Bus Outings
  • Bingo, Physical Games and Bowling
  • Baking
  • Breakfast and Lunch Groups
  • Pub Time
  • Inter-generational Programs

Special celebrations

Celebrating Canada Day
Celebrating Canada Day

Celebrating special days and occasions in the year is an important part of our community life. Columbus Residence holds monthly birthday parties for our residents and nearly every holiday is celebrated in some special way. Family and friends are welcome to join in our celebrations which include our annual Summer Social and BBQ and our annual Light Up for Christ and Family Night evenings in December.


Music Programs

Visting entertainers
Visiting entertainers perform regularly

We offer music programs that support a wide range of musical tastes. Staff and volunteers help provide musical interludes and sing-a-longs for our residents. In addition professional musicians and singers perform at many of our special celebrations and events.

Music Therapist
Music Therapist Lyndia with ‘Melody Makers’ group

Our residents also benefit from the regular individual and small group programs offered by our Music Therapist. Music Therapy meets a wide variety of our residents’ needs; promoting and facilitating self-expression and social interaction, reducing tension and anxiety, and helping to ease physical discomfort.