Christopher Place: The why, the how and the meaning behind this life changing build.
Rehoboth recently held a contest in which we asked, “What does Rehoboth mean to you?”. We received many heartwarming entries and Tamara, Rehoboth Coaldale’s Office Assistant, was our winner!
When asked what Rehoboth meant to her, she said it best herself, “The reason why is simple; I love working at a place where people have disabilities as well as because I have a disability myself.”. “... the reason why I love Rehoboth, love my job so much: the friendships that I have made, the new
“…John has brought good work skills, from Rehoboth, with him and has quickly learned new skills here. He fits in well with our team and has become one of the guys…” – Mira Timber
Supported by Rehoboth’s Employment Services, John began full time employment with Mira Timber in June of 2015 and quickly became a strong asset both in the shop and in the field.
Pamela’s contagious smile and cheerful attitude bring light to many seniors at the Coaldale Health Centre as she delivers water. Aiding the nurses by taking over this task and making seniors days is what she enjoys and because of this rewarding volunteer opportunity, Pamela is now seeking employment that enables her to help others.
38 years. 38 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word kavodo which means “His glory”. Gilbert began services with Rehoboth 38 years ago, in all His glory and in his own glory. Supporting Gil through independent living, employment services, several moves and through aging in place has been a privilege for Rehoboth.
Hospital stays are scary for all of us. And when the unknown is paired with the potential of never returning home, it can be devastating. But for Jane, this was motivation. She was determined to return to her home and her life, and with Rehoboth supports assistance, that is exactly what she did!
Creating your own space within your home is necessary for anyone and an important part of showcasing who you are. For Matt, with the help of his Rehoboth supports, turning the basement into a separate apartment suite complete with gaming room and video game library, was an achievement he is extremely proud of.
Dance – Sing – Play! Music can certainly move you. And thanks to Elyssa Woods, a student from the University of Lethbridge, this is scene weekly at Rehoboth South Vocational and Retirement programs. Volunteering to facilitate a music therapy program for both centres has inspired many Rehoboth individuals to dance, sing and play in new and exciting ways. Elyssa is teaching various instruments while encouraging free expression. Nothing soothes a soul quite like music, except maybe Elyssa!
There’s just something about the peaceful sounds of a crackling fire, birds singing in the trees and gentle waves meeting the shoreline that allows people to relax and rejuvenate. Thanks to the generous donation of Kneehill County, Rehoboth Central clients can do just that! If you haven’t visited Kiever’s Lake before, now’s your chance!
Retirement is something everyone looks forward to and David is no exception! He is gearing up for this next chapter in his life and is excited for the upcoming change. Conscious about his health and with assistance from his Rehoboth supports, David decided to find ways to stay active after retirement to maintain his health and happiness. He began walking throughout his community recently and has said he can already feel the benefits. At 71 years of age, David is an example to all of us!
Meet Scott - This young man recently turned 30 yrs. old, a milestone that coincided with another, moving into his own home! Rehoboth staff went above and beyond, working alongside Scott’s mother, to find a home that is fully accessible. Together with Scott, his support team is helping turn his new place into his home, encouraging independence and truly enjoying every step of the journey!
Do you remember that “ah-ha” moment when you found your home church? That feeling of comfort, comradery, relief, and just home? Fred recently experienced this when he walked into Trochu Baptist Church with his Rehoboth staff. He felt an instant connection to the congregation and thanks to the encouragement of his staff, even attended the men’s group breakfast. Fred was welcomed with literal open arms and hearts; a true blessing for all involved!
Can you cook? Ever dreamt of writing a book? Well thanks to her Rehoboth supports, Erin is doing both. Her love of cooking has inspired her into taking cooking classes and while she is learning these new recipes and methods, she’s marking them down to create her very own cookbook. Want a copy for yourself? It’s not finished yet but we’ll put in a good word with Erin!
Have you ever wondered how Rehoboth staff do it? People often say that it takes a special kind of person to work in this field. According to most Rehoboth staff, it isn’t us that are the special kind of people and we learn more from those we support than we could ever imagine. Daniella speaks about Rehoboth’s impact on her here.