Year in Review 2015: Point Roberts Circle of Care

By Annelle Norman

Circle of Care (COC) steering committee members met December 15 to discuss fundraising efforts and to make plans for the new year. Currently, COC is providing evergreen swags festooned with ribbons and ornaments to help Point Roberts residents with their holiday decorating.

They will deliver one to your door for your donation to Whatcom Council on Aging (WCOA), our affiliate organization and home for our 501(c)3 non-profit status. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to WCOA and get it to one of the steering committee members listed below.

COC now has a local phone number: 945-5222. Please leave a voicemail and someone will call you within 24 hours.

Plans are being made in conjunction with WCOA for a volunteer training in upcoming months. If you have an interest in volunteering to assist seniors and families with pet care, errands, shopping, doctor appointments, etc., please leave a message for Chris Cameron at 945-5222.

Annelle Norman is organizing an ongoing book club for community members to read and discuss books that provide information and provocative perspectives on the experience of aging in America. The first book will be “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

Book club meetings will be held on the last Thursday of each month, the first on January 28. Please connect with Annelle for more information at annelle.norman@gmail.com or call her on 945-5222.

COC is working hard to identify sources of funding to cover training and certification costs for Point Roberts residents. If you are interested in being trained to work as a home care aid, please contact Dina Boykiw at 945-5222. If you would be interested in sponsoring an applicant to become trained, certified and licensed, please contact us at 945-5222.

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