Friday, October 18, 2019

Mission Moments

February 2014

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”    Flora Edmonds

Gold Key Volunteers truly understand the principle of giving to others in need.  A Thank You note from a family recently served by Commission on Aging reads “To all the volunteers who helped in any way to help our mother enjoy life better and longer:  If it wasn’t for you, time would have been much tougher on Mom and the family.  Just remember—Volunteers are very important people!  Keep up the good work—and share your love again, Thank you!”


January 2014

The Christmas ornaments are returned to the boxes. Families have returned home and the craziness of “Black Friday” is out of memory. 2014 is a new year that brings with it countless possibilities and opportunities. For many people the New Year is a time for resolutions and new beginnings: time for that exercise program; time to start that new diet; time to learn how to use the new IPad. All commendable ideas, but I might suggest a lesson I’m going to work on this year that I learned from two friends of mine – brothers, ages 4 and 6. I hope you might also consider this as a suggestion for your new year.


December 2013

The Nutrition Program provides a hot meal each day, but for many it is more than a meal, it is the contact with another person each day.

I received a call from a family member who stated that her mother was no longer able to have solid food and because of this could not enjoy home delivered meals. The daughter went on to explain that after the meal delivery ended, she noticed a decline in her mother’s mood. After further discussion with her mother, the daughter figured out that her mother had a special bond with the volunteer driver who delivered meals, and we were able to reconnect the volunteer with the participant for occasional visits.