communiqué

On February 19, 2018, Lise Valois, president of the TBL Wellness Volunteer Centre welcomed members of the Board and members of the TBL community to the 31st AGM of Wellness. Lise thanked everyone for the support she had received for the last two years, passed on the position of president to Gib Rotherham and wished him well in his new post. Lise announced that Wellness had not held its regular fundraising drive last year because it had received a surprise and generous one-time financial gift from the CIUSSS de L’Estrie.

Margot Cowen, secretary, read the minutes from the AGM meeting of 2017 and then Lise introduced Nancy Page as the new treasurer. The financial report for 2017 was read, followed by reports from the Chairs of each department: Emergency Alert (Barry Paige), Meals on Wheels (Gib Rotherham), Publicity (Judy Foster), Transportation (Rachel Massicks), Friendly Visits (Lise Valois), Senior Day Centre (Lise Valois) and Special Events (Louise Gélinas). The Chairs remain the same for 2018.

Some of the stats reported: 1,911 meals on wheels were delivered by 8 – 11 volunteer drivers to 109 clients; 24 seniors used the transportation program 93 times to get to various appointments supported by 13 – 15 volunteer drivers; approximately 100 seniors attended each of the Wellness special luncheons, 60 seniors at the Christmas tea; 37 emergency alert systems in use; the Senior Day Centre operated two Tuesdays per month, friendly visits involved five clients. These various services offered to seniors are only possible through the support of a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers. Thank you from the Wellness Board.

Any seniors who would like more information on any of the above Wellness activities or if any member of the TBL community would like more information on volunteering, please contact Pearl at 450- 242-2020 and someone from Wellness will get in touch with you.