Monthly President’s Report

March 2021

Gourmet Guys has been an annual fundraiser for Active Generations for nearly 20 years, raising funds to preserve and enhance the programs and activities we offer to our members and vital to our mission’s success.  As you know, we were unable to hold the event in 2020 due to the pandemic.  We had hoped to be further along in the vaccine process to host the event this April; however, it may take four to five months until those who want the vaccine will have both doses.  With that in mind, we will be postponing the 2021 event until April 2022.  This decision was based on protecting the health and safety of all the participants – chefs, volunteers, staff, and attendees.

Due to our gracious sponsors, we have been able to maintain and increase our Meals on Wheels program, adding more participants and options for meals (drive thru, added routes, frozen meals).  Our Caregivers Support programs have reached more people to offer support through online groups, educational classes, respite, and an empathetic ear to listen.

We appreciate your support as we continue to maneuver these unchartered grounds.  Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we determine the best decisions for Active Generations and our future!

Thank You to Deb Beringer for the slogan below, and also her incredible service, dedication, and compassion for her service to the caregivers she has so tirelessly supported through some very difficult times in their lives.  We wish her a long, healthy and fulfilling retirement.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  – Melody Beattie