Monthly President’s Report December 2017 Merry Christmas to you and yours! May the holiday season be a joyful one filled with good food, good friends, and good memories. This is the season of giving which is shown through the many events going on this month. If you have grandchildren close by, consider bringing them to the North Pole Carnival on Saturday, December 9th. Join us for our Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 8th. The festivities include a lunch, birthday party celebration, and entertainment by the Activities Staff. There will also be a Christmas Dance on Tuesday, December 19th featuring Norgaard Country. As the year draws to a close, it is also the season for reflection on all the great things this wonderful organization has accomplished. Our Adult Day Break Services have touched even more families this year than in the past. Our Nutrition department reached even more households through home-delivered and congregate dining sites throughout the area. Our membership has continued to grow so we are continuing to fulfill our mission of enhancing the quality of life for all generations. Workers on Wheels culminated the year with a very successful Rake the Town event and BRIDGES Employment Resource Center and SHIINE have assisted even more people than ever to enhance their quality of life. None of this could have happened without the generous support of our members, volunteers, and community partners. One of the greatest joys of the holiday season for me as the President of Active Generations is the number of calls, emails, or personal visits we have from individuals, volunteers, or groups who want information (not names) about people who need additional assistance this Christmas season. They are looking to anonymously help parents or grandparents without basic necessities, children needing clothes or families who need groceries. People we do not know but they want to help. It is the reason for the season. God Bless each of you and may your heart be filled with joy and your New Year be healthy and happy.