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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.

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

Volunteer Spotlight

KC FEB2023 Volunteer Spotlight


Carlos Zavala

For this month we are excited to feature our very dedicated and generous volunteer, Carlos Zavala. Carlos started volunteering in October of 2021. He has remained as a volunteer in the kitchen of Kerby Café for the entirety of his time here. He said he first came to Kerby four years ago wanting to learn about computers.

Carlos let us know why he keeps coming back to volunteer; “I am happy with the work I am doing.” Regarding being at Kerby in general, he stated, “I enjoy working with the people around me in the centre.” Something that always makes him smile is serving the Café customers.

Carlos really enjoys playing hockey and basketball in his spare time with his sons.

So far, Carlos has contributed over 599 hours.

Thank-you, Carlos, for all you do for the Kerby Centre!

VC FEB2023 Volunteer Spotlight

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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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