Inspired by the 40th anniversary, over the last few months Canada’s Central Region undertook an important senior’s outreach initiative. Among the objectives was to demonstrate the integral role played by branch senior committees. The region set a goal of having seniors host 40 seniors 0pen houses, one for each year of the Society;s history. Events planned included poetry readings, ballroom dancing demonstrations, and afternoon teas. From North Bay to New Liskeard, Sudbury to Woodstock, these open houses realized some important outcomes on the branch level:
- increased member participation in Society activities
- increased family feeling
- increased awareness and understanding of seniors contributions
- increased membership
Proving what Master Moy new from the very beginning, that everyone wins as senior members improve their health and also promote the benefits to others. Master Moy understood the benefits to seniors involved in the Society and he knew the benefits to the Society from seniors. Creative initiatives from seniors are a vital part of Society growth and helping others.