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An Emotional Week

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We had a full week at The Center last week. The usual things happened: the folks as usual came to keep cool in our community room and have lunch and some peace and some friendship; our volunteers worked together to show some love and support for those who depend upon us; some new volunteers joined us and became part of The Center Community. But it was also a different week. One of our residents, Ronnie, passed the week before and so it was a week of mourning and of reflecting on who he was and how he affected us. On Saturday we had a memorial service and repast at The Center and gathered with Ronnie's family and friends, the residents of Center House, some volunteers and some folks from the medical community who took care of him. But in the midst of the sadness there is also joy and comfort. We were blessed to know Ronnie and he had a home and friends that surrounded him with love and care. A moment like this makes us realize that each person who comes to The Center to live or even just to come by for lunch and a cup of coffee affects us, makes an impression on us. We are different people because Ronnie came into our lives. We are blessed indeed to be able to be together to care for one another.

 

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