Elohim Adonai Charity Centre Inc. Winter 2012 Newsletter
1350 Main Street at Cathedral e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winnipeg MB R2W 3T6 Ph. 586-1203 http: www.elohimadonai.com
“Together we are changing lives”
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We are a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing seniors, children,
their families, and all community area residents, with a secure place to access
social and spiritual networks, resources, programs and activities.
We strive to create a safe and trusting environment for all patrons.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Hot lunches are served from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
See Calendar for Daily Activities Schedule
See Centre’s Schedule for Winnipeg Harvest Food Pick-up
human beings equally, Enrichment of knowledge
and Richness of diversity, Courage to seek and
speak the truth even if it means standing alone,
Hopes and Dreams of a just world and the Desire
May the New Year bring to all of us to make it happen, a Light to guide our path,
Warmth of love, Comfort of home, Joy for our Helping hands to hold and assist, Unity, Serenity
children, Company and Support of family and and Peace within our mind, heart and soul, Good
friends, a Caring heart that accepts and treats all health and enough food for the poor.....
Elohim Adonai continues to serve the needy of the community by offering:
- Hot lunches to walk-inns,
- Biweekly Food Bank to needy families
- Emergency food
- Weekly evening classes in yoga, computers, music
- Weekly prayer group
- Monthly nutrition cooking classes
Due to personal reasons Trustee Maria Santos has resigned from her duties. We will
miss Maria and wish her and her family much health and happiness in the future.
Nominations will be taken to elect a new Vice-President and Trustee.
The Centre’s President and Founder, Maria Dutra, together with the help of Board
members and Volunteers have been very busy holding fundraising events to raise
money for the Centre’s operating costs. Other dedicated Community volunteers
are helping by donating food and their talents for the events.
Thank you everyone for a job well done!
Your efforts make a big difference in the Community by helping feed those less
fortunate. Together, as a team, we will continue working hard to ensure that everyone
coming to Elohim Adonai receives the support they need and no one goes hungry!!
Kitchens volunteers: Sras Matilde, Ana, Filomena, Virginia Henry Dutra and Tony Rocha accompany “fado”
Singer Sra Maria José
Volunteers, their families and Community guests got together to celebrate Christmas and their
commitment to the Centre.
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time --- they just have the heart; and they don't
get paid --- not because they're worthless --- but because they're priceless.
We apologize for the late release of the Winter Newsletter.
Watch for the Spring Newsletter coming out soon!
Watch also for exciting fundraising events coming soon such as a Social and a
Bud, Spud and steak.
Safety Tips for Seniors And Those Living Alone
It‘s a scary thing to be injured, but to be injured, alone, and worried about how you will get help can
be terrifying. Planning may not only prevent injury, but prepare you for the ‘what if something
happens?’ Safety and education are the best way to prevent accidents
- Avoid slippery conditions: Make sure floors aren't slippery. Put down non-slip floor mats in your
bathrooms and install safety bars in bathtubs and showers, and next to toilets. Also install mats at the entry
points to your house so floors don't get slick on rainy and snowy days.
- Remove tripping hazards: Stray electrical cords, rugs that don't lie flat, and poor lighting are common
causes of falls within the home. Make sure your bulbs are the proper wattage and install nightlights to
illuminate your floors at night.
- Don't place items in hard to reach places: Keep the things you need within easy reach. Climbing to get
to items in high places is another common cause of falls.
- Test smoke alarms regularly: Your alarms only protect you if they are operating properly. Change
batteries every six months when you reset your clocks for daylight savings time and standard time.
- Keep lists of medications, allergies and personal information in your wallet or purse: This
information can be invaluable to emergency medical personnel when they come to your home, especially if
you're unconscious or unable to communicate.
- Use a medical alert system: There are many options that provide affordable, one-touch access to
emergency personnel. Should you need help, simply press a button on the medical alert bracelet or necklace
and you'll be connected with a trained care specialist through the alert system's intercom.
- Get to know your neighbors: You don't have to be best friends, but if you and your neighbours get to
know each other, you're all more likely to notice when something is wrong. Include neighbours on your
medical alert system's emergency contact list.
- Organize a daily check-in: Ask a loved-one or friend to call each day to make sure everything is okay.
You can offer to do the same for them.
- Put a lock box on your door - A lock box allows family members, friends, trusted neighbours and
emergency personnel to access your home when you're unable to get to the door.