Upon entering “The Jacob”, my husband and my first impression was — “Is this a Cruise Ship??!!
A beautiful spacious foyer with a winding staircase, and water fountain, that bursts with vibrant colours – which perfectly mirrors and describes The Jacob staff who always greet you with a warm welcoming smile.
Magnificent meals and homemade goodies a la Chef Larry and team, that rivals ‘The Keg’s menus and celebrates varied cultural cuisines and holiday themes.
We love that The Jacob encourages a sense of community and collaborative spirit, through their monthly ‘Town Hall’ meetings for discussions and planning purposes.
Constant communication to families by Candise Nicholson, Executive Director (aka ‘Cruise Ship Director’) is Amazing and so appreciative by providing thoughtful reassurances and up to date information to families. The Jacob gives us peace of mind and confidence in knowing that my Mom has access to medical staff should she require assistance. We feel that The Jacob goes above and beyond to ensure their residents are safe and healthy – physically, socially and mentally.
The weekly social activities are always creative (e.g. painting, gardening, seated Zoomba, euchre, ladder golf, Golden Retriever visits, and of course Candise’ very own Saint Bernard puppy comes too), and themes where even the staff participate right down to the meal menus. My Mom has enjoyed playing the piano, and participated in outdoor fun with her friends, including parking lot shows with classic cars, Alpacas/donkeys/goats and The Jacob Tour Bus that was magically transformed into an Ice Cream truck.
Whenever possible, The Jacob brings in musical entertainment, welcomes community partnerships through learning activities and presentations, including the Fleming Library who even provide bags of books that they personally select for the residents based upon their favourite authors and interests.
We feel so very blessed that my Mom chose to live at The Jacob, which makes her feel at home because of the friendships that she has developed, and their staff who have truly become an extension of our family.
My husband and my only request to The Jacob is —- Please reserve a room for us in the future!