People first

Tuesday 15th Setpember saw us heading north to the Douglas Drive Senior Citizens Centre who welcomed us warmly despite the fact that we had been held up for 2 hours in traffic on the way. Several members of the group had joined the centre after having a stroke and the activities of the centre provided an important focus and for some people the centre was the locus of one of their communities. It seemed that the centres success in providing a base for its clients to for a strong community was the philosophy of the Centre that everything must be focused around people and be led by people. Be based sround individual characters and the character of particular groups rather than a formula. I think that staff at teh centre tried hard to remember that everyone who uses the centre is a person with a long, unique and inspiring life story that has preceeded them arriving in the centre.

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