**Please note that our Recreation Department has adapted it's program in order to keep our residents safe and healthy during the COVID 19 Pandemic.  

Recreation Department Program:

Our Recreation Department has a well-rounded program designed to meet the spirtual, emotional, physical, cognitive and social needs of our residents.  We attempt to bring therapeutic value to our residents through a variety of programs.

The program consists of:





Daily Rosary.

Mass with Father last Tuesday of each month.  

Exercise Circle daily.


Morning chat and nutritious snack – juice, coffee, tea, milk, fruit and crackers served at this time.


Recreation morning program which concentrates on spirtual, cognitive skills and socializing - trivia, reading newspaper, and short stories.  


Lunch time.

1:00- 2:00pm

Rest time.


Afternoon nutrition time – dietary staff serve beverages and a variety of homemade cookies, muffins etc.


Recreation afternoon program concentrating on physical and social skills:

  • bingos, crafts, musical entertainment, baking
  • seasonal activities such as gardening, picnics and walks
  • outings such as coffee at the Co-op.




  • We attempt to go on an outing twice a month (more in the summer) weather permitting.
  • Lakeland Library provides books on tape and large print books by authors chosen by our residents.  As well, we have an ever growing library of large print books in our facility.
  • Residents are encouraged to “become active” in their own rooms by making puzzles, knitting, reading, watching TV, etc.
  • We have a birthday party to honor residents’ birthdays each month.
  • We have our Activity Calendar with monthly events hanging on the dining room wall, as well as in each resident's room.
  • We have four fund raisers each year (two teas, one pie auction and a garage sale).  Due to COVID, fundraisers have not taken place over the past 2 years.
  • We celebrate a sit down Christmas Dinner with residents and two members of their family.  (Also not celebrated due to COVID)

Our hairdresser is available Wednesday mornings from 7:00 – 11:00.  Appointments can be “long standing” or you can book special appointments by asking either recreation or nursing to enter it on her calendar.


Under the guidance of a professional physiotherapist and occupational therapist, we are able to provide a recreational exercise program.  These one to one exercises are provided five days a week.  We do a daily exercise circle, weights, pulleys, stationary cycling, active and passive exercises, as well as one on one exercises as per physio instructions.  This program also provides valuable time in getting to know each individual on a personal note.


Special Events and Community Activities


Our Residents taking part in the local parade in August, 2021.        

Parade 2021 



The Villa Pascal nurtures community engagement. 40 outings were enjoyed by the residents last year.

  • Tea room at the Museum
  • St. Joe’s Parish for coffee
  • Picnics
  • Parades
  • Music in the park
  • Country drives

Children’s visits:

  • Help children to understand aging
  • Energizes older adults
  • Help reduce depression
  • Allow the Residents teach the Faith
  • Reduce  isolation



Additional sources of funding for Recreational Activities

  • Grassroots, community events
  • Annual garage sale


 Resident Activities