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Intergenerational Day Canada Sunday, June 1, 2014

Did you know that this coming Sunday, June 1st, is Intergenerational Day Canada?

Like most of us this is one of those events that we may not have known about or forgot that it was coming up.  Click on the link below for more information and at the very least make sure to intentionally connect with someone of a different generation this coming Sunday!

Intergenerational Day 

Award of Commitment Nominees for 2014

Coming up at our AGM on Friday, May 30th we will be announcing the winners for our 2014 Award of Commitment.

Please check out below our nominees who will all be present at a special luncheon held in their honor just before our AGM.

Congratulations to all of our nominees for their commitment to service and the amazing example they set for their communities each and every day.

Nominees – Individual

Jean Bateman (Pat Porter Active Living Centre in Steinbach) for all the qualities she has in relating to seniors and to her leadership and services on behalf of their causes for many years.

Jean Chorney (Beau-Head Senior Club in Beausejour) for her leadership and volunteerism over the past twelve years. She has organized and taken part in many of the activities at the Club.

Ernie Georgakopoulos (Senior Scene at Victoria Beach) for his large personality and inclusive attitude as well as his expertise in the kitchen and guidance with monthly dinners and special events.

Ingrid Jarowec (Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in Winnipeg) for her extreme dedication as a volunteer in many areas of the Centre. She enjoys meeting others, helping others, and learning new skills.

Edna Krosney (McBeth House Centre in Winnipeg) for volunteerism that demonstrates how community can be built and sustained through partnerships, enthusiasm and the sharing of knowledge.

Lynda Paul (High Steppers Senior Group – Windsor Park in Winnipeg) for her guidance in taking their club to where it is today. She loves the people at the Club and really cares about them.

Ray Massey (South Interlake Fifty-Five Plus in Stonewall) for going above and beyond for his Centre and the seniors in the Stonewall area. He is constant and unassuming – a wise and determined leader.

Nominees – Community Organization

Comitato Degli Italiani di Terza Eta (Centro Caboto Centre in Winnipeg) for their hard work and accomplishments in caring for the well being of the seniors at their Centre.

Dealing with Gossip

Human interactions can sometimes be challenging to say the least but how do deal with some of the different and difficult situations around us is important. Gossip can sometimes be a road to easy to walk down. To help all of us strive to avoid those temptations take a look at the following quick tips article for avoiding gossip at work by Barbara Bowes.

Seniors and Depression

The Winnipeg Free Press in a recent column highlighted the importance and need for better understanding and resources around the topic of seniors battling late-in-life depression. For more information please visit the Winnipeg Free Press website and follow the link to read the article: When the ‘golden years’ turn blue