Many make more time for seniors

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Forget-Me-Not Center would like to thank the many people and businesses that support throughout the year what we do to give seniors challenged by health problems an active day. Enormous appreciation goes to First National Bank for generously granting us $4,000 for window blinds and activity equipment. Now people can sit and enjoy their noon meal without being blinded by the low winter sun, and the seniors have several new games to choose from. First National Bank employees also cleaned our garden area and got everything ready for the winter months.

Doyle’s Fuel made Mother’s Day special for all our mothers by providing lunch and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The Funny River Quilters, who provided sensory stimulation quilts, are also very much appreciated for their support. We are eternally grateful to the volunteers who come in every week to help with the program — Helen Barringer, Pat Hamilton and Leah Hannahs. Without their help to serve meals and clean up, staff would need to take valuable time away from our participants to do these tasks. They also provide our seniors with the opportunity to have time for one-on-one conversations.

Without the volunteers in the Forget-Me-Not Band, which provides live music for toe tapping or dancing, Wednesdays would just not be the same. Many of the seniors can out dance staff. Many thanks also goes to all the groups who provide entertainment — the Kenai Line Dancers, Kenai Senior Bell Ringers, the AAJC singers, Sterling Head Start, Kalifornsky Beach Elementary students, students of North Star Dance Studio, Soldotna Senior Hawaiian Dancers and all the others whose names slip my memory.

What a great “community” (the entire central Kenai Peninsula) this is to be a part of. Thank you.

Linda Flowers

Program coordinator

Forget-Me-Not Center

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