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Recreation Therapy

Resident involvement through a partnership of people who assist our residents in the maintenance of healthy lifestyles. We provide a broad range of activities and programs in an environment which values independent functioning and a life long commitment to personal wellness and quality of life.

Our Recreation Department's vision is to create successful physical, spiritual, emotional and social wellness through the constructive use of leisure time and enhanced opportunities for our residents to receive optimal quality of life experiences. Integrating body, mind, and spirit with a consistent and effective physical wellness program will enhance quality of life.

Recreation programs are designed to offer opportunities to maintain existing or develop new skills, interests and abilities, while promoting friendship and social wellness. Programs occur in each of our four neighbourhoods daily where all residents are offered to, encouraged to and welcome to participate. Entertainers and special events, such as birthdays and common holidays, are held in various neighbourhoods throughout the month. Families are welcome to attend. Enhanced programming is offered which includes outings, outside meals, pub nights, etc. may incur additional charges, with prior authorization.

For more information see our Calendar of Events.

Our monthly newsletter, called the Simpson Scoop contains news about our past and upcoming events, resident and staff features, important news and educational segments. You may subscribe to our email list during the admission process for timely online delivery, or pick up a copy at our main entry any time you visit Simpson Manor.


Recreation Programs

The envy of many social activity clubs, the Recreation staff at Simpson Manor excel at providing our Residents the kind of programs and activities that not only keep them young at heart, but offer a supportive environment for those who seek as little or as much activity in their life as desired.

We offer programs, events, and activities to keep mind and body stimulated, specifically designs programs to meet our Residents’ needs. We offer many discussion groups and brain enhancing activities. A wide variety of exercise programs are offered. Simpson Manor hosts concerts and entertainment for special events, like our monthly Birthday Celebrations, and Wine and Cheese Socials. Outings to shopping centers and restaurants are provided so that our residents can have interactions that give them a continued sense of independence. Remaining active is encouraged and is key to enjoyment of life!

Our list of activities is always changing; there is always room for new ideas and events. Some of our more popular activities offered include:


• exercise
• yoga
• active games
• gardening (horticulture)
• movement to music
• strolling


• social tea/coffee
• baking - cooking
• movies
• entertainment
• birthday parties
• outings
• health and beauty
• intergenerational activities
• special events
• one-to-one visitations


• bingo
• reading club
• arts and crafts
• cards/table games
• T.V./radio
• word games


• Church program
• pastoral visits
• hymn sing


• reminiscing
• sensory stimulation
• music therapy
• sing-a-longs
• heritage
• pet therapy

For schedules for special events and major outings, please check our current monthly Newsletter and Calendar of events.


Quality of Life

Recreation ProgramsQuality of life is enhanced by our excellent recreational programs and staff. Regardless of health condition or age, our Residents are encouraged to strive for an improved sense of well-being and maintenance of good health.

We utilize many tools including a restorative walking program, excercise activities, physiotherapy services and nursing services to help maintain abilities related to physical and mental health. Social activities, laughter, pet visits and multi faith worship services promote intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being, leading to improved quality of life.

Additional contracted services ensure our residents are well taken care of, inside and out. A consulting dietitian ensures each resident receives proper nutrition and healthy meals. Simpson Manor has its own hair salon operated by Smartset Mobile Hairdressers. And of course, head to toe services are available as well - a dental hygenist and podiatry visits occur regularly.


The primary language spoken at Simpson Manor is English. Staff makes every effort to support each resident’s cultural preferences. We encourage family members to participate in residents’ cultural, ethnic, and language integration to Simpson Manor.

Family and friends are an integral part of Resident life at Simpson Manor. We invite any family and friends to visit and join your family or friend and participate in events and activities.

Pastoral Services

Our weekly pastoral and church services are kindly provided by the following:

Parish of St. George Anglican Church

Living Waters Church

Christian Life Assembly

Paper Mail Delivery

Resident mail such as letters, cards and packages will be delivered by our Recreation staff.  Our post office box mailing address is at the bottom of this web page.

We ask that all personal bills and banking information be not sent to Simpson Manor. If we receive such mail, we must forward it to the Family or person responsible for payment, which will delay delivery to you and may incur a forwarding fee.


Electronic Mail Delivery

Please contact our Recreation Manager to arrange electronic mail delivery.