The Most Important Voice
Fairview Manor has a Residents' Council and a Family Council. Each Council elects its own executive and meets regularly to provide peer support, provide feedback or pursue particular interests or projects.
Established in late 2004, the Fairview Manor Family Council is an organized, self-led group of family and friends of Manor residents. The Council’s mission is the following: “to improve the quality of life and quality of care for all residents by promoting an atmosphere of sensitivity, caring and support among staff, friends and family members of the residents of Fairview Manor.”
The Family Council’s goals include informing and educating families, sharing ideas for the purpose of problem-solving, maintaining communications between families, residents and the Manor staff, advocating on behalf of all residents and families, providing mutual support for family and friends of residents, including those who are new to the Manor, and facilitating communications with other Manor committees, such as palliative care and pastoral care.
The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County also provides support services to families of residents with dementia.
Monthly Family Council meetings (usually on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm) are held via Zoom at present and hopefully we will be able to meet in person soon. The Terms of Reference for the Family Council is available in pdf. A bi-weekly communiqué called “The Every 2nd Friday Wrap” is sent to all family members. To be placed on the list to receive this brief re-cap, or for any other Family Council issue, please contact the Family Council by email at: familycouncilFM@gmail.com
The Residents’ Council meets monthly. There is also a Residents’ Dining Committee, which provides feedback relating to menus and food.