Friday, October 18, 2019

Mission Moments

December 2011

Often the Commission on Aging staff receives “thank you” notes from people who have had a connection with program staff. It seems appropriate at this time of year to share some of those “thank you” sentiments:

  • “I love school now because my Foster Grandma has helped me with my reading.”
  • “The meals are delicious. They helped me through my illness.”
  • “The Fitness Classes have given me greater flexibility and independence, and the Fitness Leaders are wonderful.”
  • “I expected my volunteer experience to be fulfilling. Who knew it would also be fun?”

It is always heartwarming to know that the service we provide helps people in many ways. One of my favorite thank you notes came from a woman who worked with one of our case managers and needed help in a number of situations. Following is her thank you:


November 2011

People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some people are lonely or looking for something to do. Some want to use their skills. Others want to help someone in need. Some want to give back to the community. Sometimes people volunteer for a short period of time, then move on to another activity or interest. And sometimes people find something they enjoy doing so much they continue for many years.


September 2011

The Senior Companion Program

Imagine for a moment that you are in a situation where you are now residing in a facility that is not your home. The surroundings are unfamiliar to you. You do not know the other people around you. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend come visit that you could talk too and that would help you ease into your new home and environment?