Nurturing Seniors with Purpose- Dorchester Terrace Osteoporosis Bone China Tea
Steven Covey said it well, “There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy'. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution”
At Sifton Retirement Residences we want to provide meaning and purpose in activities offered to seniors. Everyone needs to feel like they are contributing to something larger than themselves. You may be surprised how much a person perks up knowing that they are making real contributions. On November 23, 2016 Dorchester Terrace, the Sifton development at 143 Byron Avenue in Dorchester will host a Bone China Tea at the Dorchester Lion’s Senior Centre from 1:30-3:30pm. Seniors who reside at Sifton’s Richmond Woods and Longworth Retirement Residence will join us in Dorchester as tea pourers and hostesses at this fundraising event for Osteoporosis. November is Osteoporosis Month so Dorchester Terrace has invited seniors from the Thames Centre area to join us for an information session on bone health, “Speaking of Bones”. In addition tea and refreshments will be provided to offer a lovely social opportunity. To add to the enjoyment ladies who have their hats and gloves from bygone days are asked to pull them out and wear them to the event. Most important is that this event is a fundraiser for Osteoporosis London with a donation box available at the door, and selling of raffle tickets for some great prizes. All proceeds will go to the local chapter of Osteoporosis Canada.
Karen Chadfield, a volunteer with Osteoporosis London will be our speaker and she will also have an information table set up for the afternoon. Event guests are welcome to bring their questions about osteoporosis to Karen. Printed information will also be available.
Denise Winger, General Manager at Dorchester Terrace will provide an update and details on Dorchester Terrace and the plans to open the retirement residence in the summer of 2017. This is the first retirement residence to be built in Dorchester allowing seniors to remain in the community they call home.
At Sifton Retirement Residences we can help seniors feel connected and useful by providing opportunities to connect and participate in purposeful activities.