WESTMINSTER -- The Westminster Cares, Inc. Board of Directors met Oct. 2 at the Westminster Firehouse. The program creates opportunities for seniors and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity in the community.
Services provided include: Twenty-five different volunteers delivered Meals on Wheels to 16 people, in addition to frozen meals to eight people on Fridays for weekend meals. During September, 20 rides were provided by four different volunteers who drove seven different Westminster residents to medical appointments, shopping or programs for a total of 472 miles.
During September the community nurse made 16 visits to eight different Westminster residents for a total of 8.5 hours. She also did blood pressure checks at the monthly senior luncheon.
Walkers, commodes, shower chairs, wheel chairs, hospital beds, electric wheelchair and a electric scooters are available for lending. Due to lack of storage, if anyone would like to donate equipment it would be gladly appreciated, but would ask that it be stored until space is available.
Meetings attended included speaker series, bookkeeper, Gazette, website, grant writing, various committees, potential volunteers and home visits and two online webinars regarding grant training.
Programs during the month included Secrets of Healthy Aging session, one trip to Hildene, five yoga classes, 27 Strength Training classes and four Artist in Each of Us classes and outdoor walking.
Many hours of assistance to Westminster residents and their families, working with social services agencies, Senior Solutions, the VA, Friends of Veterans, SEVCA, Red Cross, Adult Protective Services and the Visiting Nurses.
Anyone interested in learning more about Westminster Cares, volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels or driving neighbors to doctor appointments, working on a committee, making a contribution or attending a workshop may contact Ronnie Friedman at 801-722-3607 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial donations during September included gifts in loving memory of Brad Ryea from Connie Sanderson, Miriam and Larry Lanata, Ralph and Carolyn Stoddard Don and Donna Dawson, Susan J. Harlow, Louise Wetherby, Mildred and David Austin Sr., The LaCour and Law family, Patricia and Daryl Royce, Dan and Carole McCarthy, Marguerite H. Robtoy, John and Carolyn Marsh, Allison and David Deen, Susan Vancura, Dick and Lori Miller, Joyce Rodgers, Christine Paradee, Joyce H. Miller, Pete and Linda Saulters.
For further information, visit www.westminstercares.org.