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Happy Year of the Ox!

January 29, 2021 | Villa Cathay Blog

Villa Cathay Care Home has been navigating through the outbreak as the pandemic impacted our home’s 4th and 7th floors; however, we are soon to lift the outbreak protocols. Residents are starting to resume their daily lives, with infection protocols still in place, start to decorate their rooms to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Navigating the Outbreak Period

The past few months have presented us with unprecedented challenges such as navigating outbreaks on the 4th and 7th floors. After a time of high stress and anxiety, Villa Cathay Care Home’s enhanced surveillance was officially lifted by the Medical Health Officer on February 5. With our current infection control measures, residents no longer need to isolate in their rooms and can once again dine in their common spaces. We are indebted to the continued guidance from Vancouver Coastal Health with helping us minimize further community transmission, providing thorough demonstrations on proper PPE use, and sending words of encouragement during this time.

Thank you for your support

To our family and friends, thank you for your trust, patience, and heartfelt support throughout the outbreak. We appreciate your kind understanding and diligent cooperation with our strict infection control protocols during your visits. We know that news of the outbreak was disheartening, but as a team, we have come out of this stronger, and with new found knowledge on how to better navigate the pandemic moving forward.


As we look ahead, our residents are adjusting back into their daily lives and getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Our residents have adorned their home with red, vibrant artwork with words of good fortune and luck. Our very own Mr. Richard Wong and Mr. Stephen Chow hand wrote these fortunes with traditional Chinese calligraphy, which are hung all over the walls of our home. This year, we celebrate the Year of the Ox and it marks a new beginning, one where we can hope for more positivity and blessings for all!

From our Villa Cathay family to yours, Happy Lunar New Year!

RESIDENTS decorating their rooms for Lunar new year

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