This week’s news is short as no one phoned me.
I’m sure the Hand Hills folk are pleased that the weather held for their great rodeo and I’d like to think so. I am so lucky to work with some great people who are seniors. There are some wonderful things going on in our community for seniors. And not just myself but from other people they are likely just now recovering from all the hard work. From all reports it was a real success.
A reminder that the Greg Cole auction sale in Orkney is Thursday, June 16. That is a big sale, there was a full listing in the June 1 edition of the Drumheller Mail.
Another reminder of things happening in Orkney is the They do try and come out. It is sometimes hard to get them out but we have a very active seniors community. There are lots and lots of things going on. I plan things such as a free art class for seniors and a free computer class for seniors, but there are also tons of people in the community who also put on events for seniors. Between Sunshine Lodge, Hillview Lodge, Pioneer Trail, and continuing care, they do so much for the seniors in their care and they always have activities going on. How great is that? It’s awesome. We have a very active group of seniors in our community. Annual Sports Day on Saturday, June 18. Ladies please bring a salad and a pie.
Another important day to remember is coming up on Sunday, June 19 to honour fathers. Perhaps something other than a tie or socks might be appreciated, but I expect anything from the family is welcome.
That’s it for this week. Probably the thing I am most honoured to be a part of was being able to host the Grey Matters conference, which is for provincial seniors service providers, here at the Badlands Community Facility last fall. We had over 150 delegates come to participate in the conference. It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had in my whole life. To be a part of that was just outstanding. We had some amazing people who were part of a committee to make it all happen. I was very honoured to be a part of it. I have also made very good friends, my seniors are not only my clients they are more like my friends. We have done so many things in the past years, it’s amazing to look back on all of them.