News from St. Jude's: Summer 2016 - Volume 6 Issue 2

Planning Our Future

I am excited to share with you the areas of focus from our St. Jude's Strategic Plan 2016-2019. I think of the strategic plan much like a course set out by a ship in taking a journey. The course has a destination and purpose; everyone on the ship knows their role in making the trip a success and focuses on that same direction. The course takes into account the risks that may be encountered along the way and has a plan, resources and fuel to make it to the destination. Myself, my team and the Board are currently working on projects and initiatives which are all part of this cohesive effort.

Our St. Jude's three year plan has 'set sail' and is working to:
  • Ensure we are financially sustainable. This means funding is in place to meet the needs of the residents and to maintain the building.
  • Continue to provide exemplary, 'cutting edge' care and service; "best-practices" are being followed and performance indicators meet and exceed expectations.
  • Build strong relationships and effective communication between residents, families, staff and between departments.
  • Develop a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the lifespan of the mechanics and systems in the building and plans to address these as issues come up.
  • Better understand the relationship between St. Jude's and the Anglican Church, to the benefit of both. As well, other partnerships are in place that are mutually beneficial.
You can see the full Strategic Plan on our website's Mission page.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to St. Jude’s Annual General Meeting on June 23rd at 6:00 pm, which will be followed by light refreshments. Come and get to know our dedicated Board of Directors, socialize, and meet some new friends.

- Michele Cook
Executive Director


Service Awards

On May 5th St. Jude's recognized staff members who have reached milestones in their careers. Long Service anniversary dates of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years were acknowledged. In total 11 staff were celebrated with a combined total of 191 years of service! One of our very, very special staff was given a unique and coveted 31 year pin.

What's New in Elder Care

The dramatic price increases in real estate here over the past couple of years has affected peoples' estate planning. Click here to read more.

Fundraising Campaign

2016/2017 Campaign

Save the Date!

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:00 p.m.
This meeting will review the past fiscal year 2015/2016. Meet our Board of Directors and hear plans for our future. The meeting will be followed by light refreshments and socializing.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Bring all your friends and family to enjoy an afternoon at St. Jude's and bid on the silent auction items. Help make this event a success!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
2:30 p.m.
St. Jude's is as good as it is because of the people who work here. My sincere thanks, admiration and appreciation for the work you do! You are truly heroes.

- Michele Cook
Executive Director

Residents' Corner

May was another activity-filled month! Some of the events included (going left to right): Mother's Day Tea at London Heritage Farm, Mother's Day Tea at St. Jude's, and Ballroom Dancing.

- Mara Morgan
Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator
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