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January 2018 Newsletter

Wow 2018 is here which means a new year and a new you right? You’re at a 100 percent commitment to your new resolutions and you’re in it to win it! Read our January newsletter to find out ways to ensure success this 2018. Has the holiday season left your pocketbook a little light? Check out the upcoming affordable family events this January in the Wainwright Community Connector Newsletter!

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Family Literacy Day—Sledding Fun

Christmas Close to Home

For the past 10 years Wainwright & District Family & Community Services Christmas Close to Home project has been bringing Christmas cheer to seniors living within the M.D of Wainwright and the Town of Wainwright. Our office staff and volunteers have been busy preparing over 350 gift bags for seniors. These gifts will be delivered throughout the month of December. Each gift comes with a handmade Christmas card created by a student from the Elementary schools in Chauvin, Edgerton, Irma and Wainwright. The gift is a small token to show seniors we are thinking of them during the holiday season. Wainwright & District Family & Community Services would like to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season filled with peace, love, and prosperity!

Upcoming in February

Celebrate family day week and no school on Friday with an evening of free family fun, have a snack and grab one of the many board games available and have a family night out on us! Call (780) 842-2555 or email Joelle to register your family.

Family Games Night

What makes a caregiver?

What makes a caregiver? A caregiver is a family member or friend who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with challenges due to disability, illness, or aging. Do you take your elderly parents grocery shopping every week? What if you regularly drive a close friend to medical appointments? Did you cancel a night out with friends to care for your spouse that is ill? You’re a caregiver, and for that we thank you.

As Silver Donald Cameron Said “If Canadas health care system were a plant, family caregivers would be its roots—fragile, vital and invisible.” There are over 600,000 caregivers in Alberta.

There are many different resources available to caregivers on the Alberta Caregivers Association website, www.AlbertaCaregivers.org. If you’re in Edmonton relax in their Caregiver Connection Centre and connect with other caregivers. With all these resources available we hope to encourage caregivers to thrive as much as possible, as well as the loved ones they care for. This is the week for us all to thank a caregiver we know.

Caregiver Appreciation circular

Dr. Ken Harrison, Counselling Psychologist, is providing general counselling services at the offices of Wainwright & District Family & Community Services.

To book an appointment, please call: 780-842-2555.

Meals on Wheels

This program is now being provided privately in the community by Brendan Finnigan and his company Fintrition. Further information can be obtained by emailing him at: bfinnigan1990@gmail.com.

Wainwright & District FCS to celebrate 44 years

July 2017 marked the forty-fourth anniversary for Wainwright and District Family and Community Services. Initiated by Town of Wainwright Administrator, Ernie Bouchard, Wainwright and Area Preventative Social Services, as it was named back then, officially began operating in July of 1973. Read more history…