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Lumby, Lavington, Whitevale, Coldstream, Vernon & Cherryville

April At The Seniors Drop In

April was another busy month at our seniors drop in. We learned some new games, made some neat crafts, and had several guests come in. 

We love our game days at our seniors drop in. April, we played two new games that made us use our brains; Jeopardy and Scattergories. Some studies have shown that playing brain games can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and can actually help people living with the disease to manage their daily activities better.

Earlier in the month we had special guest Anita from Fletchers keep.  They are local to Lumby and their goal is to support old dogs by preserving the humane-canine bond and offering financial and in-home care services for those facing financial and health challenges. This will help prevent abandoning or surrendering our older canine friends due to unnecessary circumstances. To find out more about the organization, please go to their website www.fletcherskeep.com.

The very end of the month we had two very special volunteers come in to play music for our seniors. Marion and Company have volunteered their time to play beautiful music for seniors for awhile now. The music they play bring the seniors back to their childhood hood memories. Marion and company are very well received by our program.

We also enjoyed a couple of craft days this month. We had one of our lovely ladies teach us how to make cards. The tables were covered in stamps, colourful inks, scrap paper, scissors, and glue sticks. There were several beautiful cards made that day. Later in April we followed a video and made beautiful sunflower paintings. The video not only had us using paintbrushes, but also using q-tips, cotton balls, sponges, and forks.

We also had our Spring Fling at the community hall.  We had a band consisting of 8 friends ( Mac & Faye) that played our seniors some old time country music. We provided drinks and snacks and the band provided good music for everyone. It was a lovely event and we hope to have them back in the future.

April was a fun month and we are looking forward to warmer days where we can spend more time outside at the program.

Whitevalley Resource Centre would like to thank our sponsors, The United Way, and Interior Health.

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