The Galahad Health Care Centre Auxiliary Society have 15 members and provide wireless internet and a subscription to Readers Digest to the residents at the centre.
In February they received portable wheelchair scale proving to be very helpful and purchased a 43 inch television with a mental aerobics app.
In March the group hosted a St. Patrick’s luncheon and in May a Mother’s Day tea serving strawberry shortcake and entertainment.
In April the group decided to refurbished the Quiet Room and construct a small gazebo outdoors. Alberta Health Services approved the gazebo in September.
Residents are enjoying the Quiet Room and suggested renaming it the ‘Serenity Room’.
In June the members treated themselves to luncheon in Camrose and took time off for the summer months.
The Auxiliary hosted a Thanksgiving supper in October for approximately 80 family and friends.
In November they purchased Rocks & Rings, a floor curling game and in December they hosted a Christmas Party on Dec. 13 along with a visit from Santa and gifts.
Members also served birthday cakes, ice cream and strawberries the last Tuesday of every month and helped with the Men’s Breakfast and a devoted member helps with ‘happy hour’ each Wednesday afternoon.
The society also keeps the handivan insured, inspected and maintained for the Recreation Dept. and resident family use.
We would like to thank Gary of Rockshire Homes for his expertise for the gazebo, anyone else who has helped us, especially everyone’s entertainment.
Also thank you to Killam Baptist Church, Forestburg Eastern Star, Forestburg Lions Club and many individual donations and memorials. Without the help of the community we would not be able to assist the residents as we do.
We would like to encourage ladies from surrounding area to join our organization. As our membership is declining it is most important to have new members to help keep the auxiliary active.
We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Care Centre. We would be most pleased if you would join us.
by Arlene Galm