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The Brenda Strafford Foundation and Unison for Generations 50+ Rec@Home Partnership

Unison for Generations 50+ and The Brenda Strafford Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership that combines our organizations joint expertise and strengths in creating and delivering seniors programs and services to better serve older adults in the community.

Rec@Home is an innovative online recreation program created and operated by The Brenda Strafford Foundation that focuses on improving and/or maintaining older adults’ physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing using therapeutic recreation activities – virtually!

Click here to learn more.

What’s Coming Up

Book Review
Torn Paper Collage Class SLIDE
Ask an Advisor SLIDE
Broker Link SLIDE
Charming Cards SLIDE

*Please note the CRA Presentation is not a Unison event and we have no affiliation to this event.

What’s Been Happening at Veiner

The Medicine Hat Rotary Club

The Medicine Hat Rotary club stopped by for a visit January 23rd.  We were excited to give them a tour of Veiner Centre and share all the wonderful programs, services, and activities we offer to adults 50+ in our community.

Unison Staff Retreat

We had an awesome time at our Staff Retreat last week! With all our Calgary and Medicine Hat employees together, we had the chance to connect, reflect and learn to be a better team for the seniors in our community.

Volunteer Holiday Party

We celebrated our amazing volunteers on December 7th at the annual volunteer holiday party.

Volunteer Spotlight

VC FEB2023 Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Sandy and Phil Crawford

It only seemed fitting in the month with the Valentine’s Day holiday, that we highlight one of our volunteering couples! Please meet Sandy and Phil Crawford who are volunteer receptionists at both Veiner and Strathcona Centres. Sandy has volunteered for 5 years and Phil for 4 years.

These former East Coasters were looking for a meaningful activity to fill up their time after retirement and a friend suggested the Veiner Centre and are we fortunate that they listened. They both enjoy the social aspect of volunteering and feel it benefits both themselves and others.

They both consider their family as their most treasured possession and they would love to live someplace warm, with each other. They love country music, casseroles (Sandy) and fish and chips (Phil). Sandy reads James Patterson books and Phil loves Science fiction/Fantasy, especially Frank & Brian Herbert’s Dune series. Sandy wishes she could sing in tune and have better computer skills. Phil would like to have a better memory and a lower golf handicap. Phil very much admires Volodymyr Zelensky and everything he is doing for Ukraine. They both have kind hearts and great senses of humour, especially teasing their friends and the Veiner Staff team (which I enjoy wholeheartedly). Sandy’s personal motto is: “Always be kind to others” and Phil’s is: “Be there and help when you can.” We are so lucky to have them in our lives and volunteering at our Centre. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

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