Extendicare Fort MacLeod

In lives full of remarkable moments, we help create even more.

Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.

To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.

Our Remarkable Moments

Using our wheelchair bike lots in the warm weather

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This past summer we were able to use our wheelchair bike lots with the warm weather that we had!

Pet Therapy Program

Our Pet Therapy program is one of the largest and most successful programs that we offer here.
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Our Pet Therapy program is one of the largest and most successful programs that we offer here. Pictured below are two of our main animals who come and visit the residents TWICE a week along with other animals such as horses, goats, cats, birds etc who also occasionally come in.

Pictured: Riggz, a Rottweiler, belongs to our Director of Care Rhonda, and Bauer is our Recreation Supervisor’s mini Dachshund. Both Riggz and Bauer have been coming to the facility since they were small puppies and have grown to love the residents.

Calgary Stampede

This year for the Calgary Stampede, Extendicare Fort Macleod held a week-long celebration
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This year for the Calgary Stampede, Extendicare Fort Macleod held a week-long celebration including visits from 2020/2021 Miss Rodeo Canada, Alicia Erickson, and the cutest miniature horses. Alicia took photos with residents, signed autographs, and spent time with each of our residents.

She even pushed the residents in their wheelchairs around a barrel racing pattern in our main dining room. Staff also participated in the festivities by dressing up for Western Day in their cowboy/cowgirl attire.

Extendicare Fort Macleod

In 2019, Extendicare Fort Macleod sponsored the FP Walshe High School Girls Basketball Team
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In 2019, Extendicare Fort Macleod sponsored the FP Walshe High School Girls Basketball Team. As a thank you, the girls' basketball team designed warm up sweaters with our logo on it! They also created a large banner that was hung at their gym throughout their basketball season. Pictured: Kellie (our Administrator) and Kira (our Recreation Aide) with the team donning their warm up jerseys!

Celebrating our staff career milestones

Every year, Extendicare Fort Macleod celebrates our staff members who have reached new career milestones
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Every year, Extendicare Fort Macleod celebrates our staff members who have reached new career milestones by hosting a Staff Long Service Award party. This year, we recognized 4 staff members who celebrated 5 years, 4 staff members who celebrated 10 years, 1 staff member who celebrated 15 years, and 1 staff member who celebrated 20 years! We also enjoyed cookies from a local baker in Claresholm, a Staff BBQ , and an awards ceremony!

Therapeutic Recreation

In 2021, our Recreation Department brought in two first-year Recreation Students
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In 2021, our Recreation Department brought in two first-year Recreation Students to learn all about Therapeutic Recreation from Lethbridge College. One of the programs they ran and we continue to run is our Balloon Volleyball which is always a huge hit with the residents!

Carving Pumpkins

Every year we look forward to carving pumpkins.
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Every year we look forward to carving pumpkins. Pictured here is one of our residents Sharon, showing off her dog print pumpkin that she carved!