Seniors Activities at a Glance

Older Adult Centre
Volunteer Connection

November 15, 2010

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A Message from the Director of Volunteers:

My sincere thanks to our volunteers for your commitment to our centre.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy, fulfilling New Year!

Warmest regards,

Jean Michaels

2011 Memberships:

Where has the year gone? Pick up your 2011 membership early. Memberships go on sale December 1, 2010.

Check out our Archives at: Older Adult Centre Archives of Past Programs and Events

Christmas Gift-Wrapping Fundraiser

Roll up your sleeves and join your fellow colleagues, friends and our "youth" in supporting your Centre.
Saturday, December 4 - Friday, December 24, 2010
Location: Next to Black's and Customer Service (lower level Square One Shopping Mall)

You are warmly invited to join us in our efforts in raising funds for our Centre.
Seeking Volunteers for the following shifts:
Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm / 1:30 - 4:30 pm / 4:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm / 2:00 - 6:00 pm / 6:00 -9:30 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Orientation sessions will be held on Thursdays, November 18 and 25, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12 noon, and on Mondays, November 22 and 29, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

Do you have children, grand-children, family members who are seeking to complete their "Youth Community Service Hours" for High School? If so, lure them on board. Please see Karmela for more information.

Mark Your Calendars: Friday, December 3, 2010

Don't forget to join your friends for our upcoming Volunteer Potluck!!!
Please call the Admin Office by Monday, November 29, 2010 to RSVP.

Welcome On Board!

We warmly thank and welcome our "New Volunteers" on board our caring and enthusiastic family of Volunteers. Welcome to:
Blaine (Computer Instructor),
Eileen (Cafeteria), and to
Christina, Lillian, Luthra and Sylvia (Travel Team).
We trust that your journey with us will be very valuable and rewarding!!!

Volunteer Opportunity

Welcoming individuals to join our gifted Team of Volunteers. We are seeking enthusiastic, patient and skilled folks to join our Craft Group, Fundraising, Administration and Cafeteria Teams.
Commitment - one day per week / approximately 4-hour shifts.

Get connected, be involved and make a difference!

To Our "South-Bound Travellers" . . .

As you creep away and escape us all,
Keep us in mind and send us a call.
Take very good care and keep from the sun,
Ease up on the work and have lots of fun.

Telephone Reassurance Program

Make a difference today by reaching out and connecting with others. Share the great news about this confidential and supportive program run by our Volunteers. If you know someone who would benefit from this program, or someone who would like to become a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer, please see Karmela or Lina today!!! It's in you to share . . .

Placement Students

We are so very pleased to be given the opportunity to open our doors and welcome Larry (Humber College - Social Service Worker Program Student) and Juliet (our High School Co0op Student). We thank them both for giving us the opportunity to mentor and guide them on their educational / professional journey.

Safety for Seniors

Warning Icon Google image from If someone grabs your purse, do not resist.
Warning Icon Use a "buddy system" when going to the bank or shopping.
Warning Icon Do not call a "900" number, it may not be toll free.
Warning Icon Seniors are targeted for alleged "good deals" on health or medical items. Take their information and ask your doctor for advice.
Warning Icon Do not give your credit card number over the phone, unless you have initiated the call.
Warning Icon If you have car trouble, stay with the car until help arrives; keep the doors locked and the windows closed.
Warning Icon Cell phone - new name I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency), key in your next of kin phone number for easy contact to family by emergency services.

One Check-Mark a Day

As you know, we have check mark clipboards all over the Centre and you are likely wondering why.
Older Adult Centre has been asked to provide a daily head-count to Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as part of our reporting for our Elderly Persons Centre grant. No personal information is required - just check-in on the clipboard the first time you enter the Centre on any given day.
This important funding assists with the Centre's operation and maintenance costs. One check mark a day makes sure the Centre gets paid.

Your Feedback Is Important to Us

Volunteer Check-Point Reviews - Many thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts and insights with us.
Please remember to visit Karmela to receive a form to complete. Your input and recommendations are important to us.