It’s truly been a magical summer here at the new Waterford with the opening of the new addition and welcoming new residents in not only the Waterford, but Birches and Windsong too. We have such a wonderful community here and this picture portrays appropriately how life feels here. 🙂 Long live summer!
Every summer we enjoy a lovely afternoon here at the Waterford in the ponds. This year was our Third Annual Rubber Duck Race! Every year residents, family, friends and staff are welcome to purchase a $5 duck! on July 28th at 3:00, Mari assembles all ducks and off into the pond they went. The ducks make their way from the large pond, through the natural obstacle course of rocks and weeds and the first duck to make it past the finish line wins! Congratulations to our first place winner James, the Executive Chef from Barrie, he was visiting that week and at last minute decided to purchase a duck. He won $150 for himself and $150 for a local Kingston Charity. James chose to give his other half to ” David’s Garden”, a local charitable garden that helps the needy in Kingston. Second Place went to our own Glad Kay and the third place duck was Inez Tee’s. thank you to all for supporting this fun tradition! Thank you to all staff and residents who helped make this day a success, special shout out to Sharron and her dietary team for making the day so great! We are already looking forward to next year!
We have enjoyed the wonderful concerts that the City of Kingston has hosted for our pleasure in the Kingston Civic Gardens, next to the Cataraqui mall. Residents load the bus with their lawn chairs and we take them to the park where we are treated with music by some terrific local talent. If you have yet to join us, look on your calendar to see the next concert in the park, date!
We have a wonderful Monday afternoon summer traditions here at the Waterford! Our weekly “Ladderball Club”, takes the show on the road as we venture outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather. Each week two teams compete to see who wins! This past week The “Rovers” team won the games, all teams end up winners as we are all awarded with a lovely ice cream at the end of the game! If you have yet to join in the fun — do come on out and join us for a great afternoon!