Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Norma West 403-823-9750

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.

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