LETTER: Thanks from Broader Horizons

Many people volunteer at Broader Horizons in Nelson for the benefit of local seniors. - Tamara Hynd photo
Many people volunteer at Broader Horizons in Nelson for the benefit of local seniors.
— image credit: Tamara Hynd photo

Re: Above and Beyond: Volunteering at Broader Horizons

We have so much to add in thanks and praise of our wonderful Broader Horizons volunteers that we needed two articles to say it all.

The first article highlighted the events and flair of the weekly volunteers. In this letter we feel compelled to rave about our special guests who are a huge part of creating a fun and stimulating environment.

Many talented and caring musicians have given our seniors an opportunity to dance and make merry. Hugs to Second Wind singers/musical extravaganza; the talented and entertaining pedal steel player; lifetime award fiddle player with a big heart; many wonderful country and western bands and individuals who travel a doggone long trail (sometimes) to play for us; a devoted weekly piano player for our sing-alongs; an accordion player with an encyclopaedic global playlist; barbershop quartet; ladies chorus; bagpiper and more. A grateful hug to those who have facilitated the Concerts in Care program.

We are thrilled to be part of this happiness. Blessings on the two wonderful young women who work for a local co-op and their co-workers for buying the percussion instruments for the seniors.

Special thanks to all the volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge with us. These guests include a birder, streetcar expert, fire chief, Alzheimer society co-ordinator, exercise movement instructor, massage team, local historians, authors, veterans, sewing help, haggis addressers, Nelson police, local floral businesses, Broader Horizons garden supporters and all of those who have enriched the days for our senior community. You know who you are and we honour you.

Broader Horizons staff, Nelson


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