Category: Health Care

S.O.S. -anonymous

An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h at 30,000 feet when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears.

The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus, and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: “Airbus, boring flight, isn’t it?
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He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, and then swoops down to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, “Well, how was that?”

The Airbus pilot answers: “Very impressive, but now you look!”

The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After 15 minutes, the Airbus pilot radios, “Well, how was that?”

Confused, the jet pilot asks, “What did you do?”

The Airbus pilot laughs and says, “I got up, stretched my legs, walked to the back of the aircraft to use the washroom, then got a cup of coffee and a chocolate fudge pastry.

The moral of the story is:

When you are young, speed and adrenaline seem to be great. But as you get older and wiser, you learn that comfort and peace are more important.

This is called the S.O.S.: Slower, Older, but Smarter

Employee Holiday Gift

$104,000.00 is how much the Epworth Villa residents contributed to the Employee Holiday Gift Fund. Yes! You read that correctly, $104,000!

Chairperson, Frans VanAntwerpen said that they were able to distribute checks at this annual event to 242 employees. The holiday gift is distributed to hourly employees and the amount is determined by longevity with the organization. VanAntwerpen continued by saying that the gift is the residents’ way of showing appreciation for their service throughout the year.

Before the pandemic, the Employee Holiday Party, hosted by the residents was complete with balloons, face painting, cookies and punch, and special guest Santa Claus. This year, the event was scaled back but the residents still expressed their gratitude with goodie bags for the employee’s children and grandchildren. The bags were filled with age-appropriate candy, books, coloring books and crayons, and toys. Residents, Pat O’Connor and Meredith Hebblethwaite took turns on the piano providing entertainment to both the residents and employees enjoying the party.