Info For Seniors: Amazing people make every day Christmas

I came across this poem recently and it reminded me of the selflessness of the amazing volunteers in our community. Many of these amazing people give their time to Community Care to help seniors live at home. Others volunteer for clubs, groups, schools, and agencies throughout the county. Thank you all for your contribution to making this a wonderful place to live. The poem is by “anonymous”.

Every day is Christmas, when you have the kind of mind. That stores up all the goodness and the sweetness it can find. When you don’t need an occasion, to spread a bit of cheer. But just keep on a-giving, of yourself throughout the year.

Every day is Christmas, with a gaily wrapped surprise. When you can see the friendship, in someone else’s eyes. When you try a little harder, and complain a little less. Holding fast to all the fervor, of the faith that you possess.

Every day is Christmas, when you’ve found that you can be. More concerned with words like “you” and less with “I” and “me”. When it’s fun to do a favour, and to lend a helping a hand, When being understood means less, than when you understand.

Every day is Christmas, with a beauty deeply cast. When you find it doesn’t matter, if you’re first or if you’re last. When you can face your conscience, and be glad of what you are. Then every day is Christmas, with a stable and a star.

Community Care Holiday Hours

The Community Care office will close at noon Friday, Dec. 22 and remain closed on Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for Boxing Day. We are open with reduced staff on Dec. 27, 28 and 29.The office will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual throughout the holidays.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. The shop will be open as usual Dec. 27-30 and closed on Monday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Everyone at Community Care wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes