In the 1950’s, Eunice first learned about The Dale Association from
her friend Bette Dale, for whom the organization is named. All those
years ago, Eunice found fulfillment driving people from Lockport to
Roswell Park Cancer Institute and was glad to help her friend Bette.
Eunice was a wife, mother and businesswoman who enjoyed her
meaningful volunteer work. As the years went on, Eunice looked
forward to coming to such a caring place and became more involved
at our Senior Centre, enjoying the friendships she has made. She
enjoys the "Timely Topics" discussions, takes trips, has learned quilting and is a member of the theatre organ group. Eunice
enjoys afternoon rides from the Centre, which provides her and others an opportunity to see interesting
and educational places, while enjoying a group of friends.
Eunice says, “I get to see and learn about places
that I didn’t even know about.” Now, at age 97, Eunice has given up her car and feels she’s come full circle
– now she’s the one who needs the ride. When asked her secret to healthy and long life, Eunice says, “It is
the involvement in community and having something to look forward to each day. I have friends my age
and generations younger; I like to meet new people and make new friends.” The staff appreciate’s Eunice’s
enthusiasm for life and looks forward to seeing her at The Centre.
Diane has always wanted to help people. She has always
wanted to participate in things with other people and just
be able to do what other people do. Unfortunately,
Diane lives with a health condition that many people
misunderstand and as a result she’s lived with alienation
her whole life. The Dale Association is different, though
and welcomes Diane.
In Diane’s words, “The Dale
Association accepts me the way I am and I look
forward to coming. If not for The Dale I’d be a shut-in.” Diane doesn’t drive, so she appreciates
the convenient location of our Centre, the helpfulness of our Dial-A-Lift van service and the many
different activities offered. She is finally helping people – through our intergenerational volunteer
program with school-age children. She gets such joy out of her visits with the students and letters
exchanged. Also, she enjoys making candy and sewing with ‘all the girls’.
Diane’s own daughter is
glad her mom has such an active and meaningful life at the Centre. Diane can just be Diane, and we’re
happy for her!
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