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Community Care: February update

Community Care: February update

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Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is currently seeking expressions of interest from local residents who would consider serving on the organization’s volunteer Board of Directors. New appointments to the board would be effective at the Community Care Annual General Meeting in June 2018.

Please see the “Board of Directors Opportunity” poster attached to this month’s update. If you would like to lend your leadership and expertise to our community organization, you are invited to e-mail a resume to Executive Assistant Mary Ellen Wood at ac.lk1537873591ccc@d1537873591oowem1537873591. Applications must be received by April 30.

LOOKING AHEAD: 2018 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION – SAVE THE DATE

Planning has begun for Community Care’s annual Volunteer Appreciation banquet, when agency staff and officials salute the tremendously valuable contributions made each year by our volunteers. The 2018 Volunteer Appreciation event will be Thursday, April 19 at the Victoria Park Armoury in Lindsay.

We are very excited to announce that the keynote speaker will be Canadian comedienne, actress and motivational speaker Linda Kash (well known for her appearances on The Rick Mercer Report, The Ron James Show, and for her “heavenly role” in the Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese angel commercials).

Read more about Linda Kash Here.

This year’s salute to our “Exceptional People with Extraordinary Hearts” will begin at 7 p.m. on April 19. Following the presentation of awards to Community Care volunteers who have attained milestone years of service, everyone will enjoy desserts, coffee and tea.

Invitations will be mailed soon to volunteers who have been active in the past year. Special presentations will be made to those volunteers who are achieving 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 or more years of service.

PROGRAM NOTES 

SAGES EXERCISE SCHEDULE UPDATED

Weekly Sage Advice and Gentle Exercises for Seniors sessions are held in many locations throughout Kawartha Lakes. The program keeps older adults functionally fit and focuses on improving cardiovascular endurance, balance, muscle strength and flexibility. SAGES is appropriate for older adults exercising at different levels of fitness and capability. The SAGES Schedule is available on our website – check for some recent changes in locations and added sessions in some communities.

REMINDERS 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS  

Wondering about details of an upcoming event or program presented by Community Care? Don’t forget that you can always check the Calendar of Events on our website for dates, times, locations and other details of programs and services. The website calendar contains information for the current month as well as the next two months of activities.

LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER?

Community Care staff are always available to make presentations about the organization’s programs – local service clubs, church groups and community organizations of all kinds often contact us to provide information about how our services help local residents, and we appreciate the opportunity to educate and inform. If your group is looking for a guest speaker or would like to learn more about Community Care’s services, contact Communications Officer Mike Puffer at 705-324-7323 ext 162, or e-mail ac.lk1537873591ccc@r1537873591effup1537873591m1537873591 to discuss.

WE’RE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Remember, you can follow Community Care on Facebook & Twitter. For those who enjoy social media, please look up “Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes”, as well as the “Community Care Foundation – Kawartha” and encourage others to “like” us and become Facebook friends, and follow us on Twitter (@CommunityCareKL) to join our ongoing conversation about health.

SCENT-FREE

                Community Care strives to provide a scent-free environment for its employees, volunteers and clients. When visiting our offices, program locations in the community or special events, please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne or hand creams.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Information about programs and dates of upcoming events is available on the agency’s WebsiteOr, call Community Care at 705-324-7323 for more information.

FROM THE FOUNDATION … 

The Community Care Foundation helps build healthy communities across Kawartha Lakes by raising support for Community Care’s range of services and programs. 

HANDBAGS FOR HOSPICE RAISES $33,000

It was “a night to remember” at the 3rd annual Handbags for Hospice Charity Auction. The evening of fun, friendship and fundraising in support of Community Care Hospice Services grief support programs was held Jan. 26 in the ballroom at the Admiral Inn, Lindsay. Thanks to the 200+ attendees at the sold-out event, who collectively raised more than $33,000! The generosity of the community will support many local residents as they journey through illness and/or grief experiences.

This year’s fundraising total includes more than $16,000 raised on the spot for training and additional Hospice volunteers. This will enable Hospice to respond to the increasing challenges that clients face with illness, grief and bereavement.

We are grateful to the many generous corporate sponsors of Handbags for Hospice:

Gold Level: Boston Pizza & Canadian Tire, Lindsay, Silver Level: Cable Cable, Economy Wheels Nissan, Twine & Twig, Frost Whetter Oaklin Insurance, Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. Bronze Level: Manley Motors, Lindsay Buick GMC, Lindsay KIA, Homestead Oxygen & Medical Equipment.

Friends: Days Inn & Suites, Wards Lawyers, Lindsay Dry Cleaners. Media Sponsors: 91.9 BOB-FM Radio, Metroland Media (My Kawartha).

Click Here to read more about the Handbags for Hospice event, and to see some of the photos from the evening, courtesy of photographer Molly Field.

HIKE FOR HOSPICE SET FOR MAY 6

The annual Hike for Hospice fundraising walk in support of Hospice Services is set for Sunday, May 6 in Lindsay. Last year, participants in the Hike for Hospice raised more than $20,000 through pledges in support of their participation in the 3-km walk along the Rotary Trail in Lindsay.

Pledge sheets and registration details for both events will be available shortly. Watch the Community Care website for additional information on how to take part in the Hike.

AN EVENING OF CARING – JUNE 7 IN LINDSAY

                The Community Care Foundation is also busy putting plans into place for the annual “Care Gala” fundraising event. This year’s “An Evening of Caring” will be Thursday, June 7 at the new Pie Eyed Monk Brewery in Lindsay. Details about ticket sales and the event in support of Community Care’s low-cost dental clinic will be published next month.

For further information about events presented by the Community Care Foundation, contact Fund Development Officer Kathleen Wild at 705-324-7323 ext 164.

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