The Town of Brome Lake Wellness Volunteer Centre reviewed their 32nd year at the Annual General Meeting held on February 18, 2019 at Centre Lac-Brome.

President Gib Rotherham opened the meeting by recapping Wellness’ very successful year and thanking all the committees who had worked so hard to assist local seniors. Finances are in good shape thanks to the support of the community and a generous government grant. Gib also recognized the service and dedication of Lise Valois who has resigned from the board after 20 years. He welcomed Wilma Falconer as a new board member.

The Wellness committees have been hard at work assisting TBL seniors. Transportation is offered to help seniors take care of some of their basic needs: 25 clients used the service and 61 trips were made. Meals-On-Wheels deliveries increased to 2,022 meals in 2018. Special thanks are due to Gary Crandall for all his time and effort.

The Senior Day Centre for vulnerable seniors over 65 continues to operate every second Tuesday of the month with the help of six volunteers. The very popular Senior Special Events held three luncheons and a Christmas Tea in 2018. These were well attended and the guests enjoyed a variety of musical entertainment which included the children from La Passerelle des Mousses. The excellent catering was provided by Jean-François Mallette of Dépanneur Rouge and Lenore Dudley of LD Caterers.

Members of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020

President: Gib Rotherham, Vice-President: Janie Trew, Secretary: Margot Cowen, Treasurer: Nancy Pagé, Emergency Alert: Barrie Paige, Meals-on-wheels: Gib Rotherham, Publicity: Judy Foster, Transportation: Rachel Massicks, Friendly Visits: Janie Trew & Wilma Falconer, Senior Day Centre: Gib Rotherham, Specials Events: Louise Gélinas, Senior Needs Think Tank: Wilma Falconer.

If you would like more information about any Wellness activities or if you want to be involved in Wellness as a volunteer, please contact Pearl Duquette at Centre Lac-Brome: 450-242-2020 and someone from Wellness will be happy to get in touch with you.

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