Galahad Health Care Centre Auxiliary Society annual report

Galahad Health Care Auxiliary membership stayed approximately the same at 24. The Society provided CCI wireless to residents again in 2016 as well as a subscription to Reader’s Digest and Senior Magazine for residents enjoyment.
In March the Society hosted a St. Patrick’s Luncheon at Care Facility. Although the weather didn’t co-operate we had a successful day.
In April the Health Care Centre treated all volunteers to an ‘Appreciation Tea’. As usual the membership were treated to a great afternoon.
Sandra Cassells received 10 year award and Joanne Jackson a 15 year award.
Recreation purchased a motto for wall, “Our residents don’t live in our workplace, we are guests in their home”.
In May the Society sponsored a Mother’s Day Tea. They also helped with the cost of ‘Popowich Entertainment’ in Killam which was shared by Killam and Hardisty.
June was an exciting time for residents as Galahad hosted the “Senior Olympics” for Killam, Hardisty and Galahad. It was a busy day of activities complete with a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The Galahad Ag Society, Galahad Lions Club and Westmoreland Coal made contributions to make the day a success.
The auxiliary members also treated themselves to luncheon at Monte Carlo’s in Camrose.
July and August was a time for relaxation although some did their shift at the Red Deer casino.
Thanksgiving supper was served in October to approximately 90 guests and in December residents were treated to a Christmas Party along with Santa and gifts.
Food was collected for the Food Bank along with a donation to Flagstaff Christmas Sharing.
December 23 residents and guests were treated to apple cider, eggnog, and treats by the Care Centre.
Members also served birthday cake, ice-cream and strawberrries on the last Tuesday of each month and helped with Men’s breakfast.
The Auxiliary  keeps the handyman insured, inspected and ready for use for recreation or family use.
The Auxiliary also purchased large bath towels and bath mats for residents comfort and the application to Battle River Foundation was approved to purchased a portable wheelchair scale.

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