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Staying Connected Online
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The Brenda Strafford Foundation and Unison for Generations 50+ [email protected] Partnership
Unison for Generations 50+ and The Brenda Strafford Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership that combines our organizations joint expertise and strengths in creating and delivering seniors programs and services to better serve older adults in the community.
[email protected] is an innovative online recreation program created and operated by The Brenda Strafford Foundation that focuses on improving and/or maintaining older adults’ physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing using therapeutic recreation activities – virtually!
What’s Coming Up
Services & Housing Directory
We’ve combined the two to provide you with an all-in-one tool to help you stay connected whether you’re an older adult, a family member, support worker or referral agency.
Golden: Ageism Awareness FILM (FREE Online or In-person Event)
Join us on Tuesday, March 7 from 6PM – 7:30PM at Unison at Kerby Centre
Free parking, refreshment available for purchase
FREE with registration required. Click here to RSVP
* Age Friendly Communities across Alberta are proud to present this event.
Meet Dorothy Bagan
Dorothy Bagan is our wonderful and caring volunteer who has been with Unison at Kerby Centre since February of 2022. “My son wanted me to do something meaningful with my spare time! He researched Kerby and thought it was a perfect fit for me. So, I was introduced to the Kerby Centre, and the rest is history!” Dorothy volunteers in the Wise Owl Boutique twice a week, as well as serving at events. She also participates in the community kitchen program and serves as a tour guide when needed.
When asked what keeps her coming back to volunteer, Dorothy, said “It’s like an addiction – the more I volunteer, the more it becomes a part of my life! It gives me purpose and great satisfaction!” She most enjoys, “the people, the other volunteers, and the programs Kerby offers! It’s become my home away from home! It gives me direction and fulfills my life!”
Dorothy’s hobbies include cooking, walking, and going to the theatre. She said, “I love to play board games as well!” While she did mention a favourite vacation, Dorothy’s answer to what makes her smile is worth including here. She wrote, “Every morning when I wake up and see my face in the mirror, I smile! When I meet new people, I smile! When I accomplish a new task, I smile! When I volunteer at Kerby, I smile! When I eat a new dish I’ve cooked, I smile! At the end of a productive day, I smile! When I walk through the doors at Kerby Centre, I smile!” So far, Dorothy has contributed over 403 hours. Thank-you, Dorothy, for all you do for the Kerby Centre!
Meet Fred & Kathy Crittenden
As we are celebrating March for Meals this month, which promotes the importance of Meals on Wheels programs across North America, it only seemed fitting to highlight two of our hardworking MOW delivery drivers; Fred and Kathy Crittenden!
Fred and Kathy are also celebrating one year of volunteering with Unison at Veiner Centre. They were looking for something they could do together that would lend a helping hand to others in need. They feel blessed to be able to help care for others and have become friends with some of the other volunteer drivers.
They would want to learn to speak other languages and would love to live in Maui because of the beautiful weather. They treasure their family most and would like to live a life without pain. Their favourite meal is one they do not have to make. They enjoy 70’s and 80’s music with The Eagles and The Gaithers being particular favourites. They enjoy reading murder mysteries and love John Grisham and James Patterson books. The persons they most admire is their mothers and they try to live by the motto WWJD? What would Jesus do? We are so very thankful to have them as part of our Meals on Wheels team! If you would like to volunteer for MOW in Medicine Hat, please email [email protected]
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