Thanks for utilizing the Widowed Persons Program this year

Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Widowed Persons Program wishes to thank members of the Juneau community who have allowed us to utilize their facilities throughout the past few years. This has allowed our group to evolve into a very successful program while providing activities, events, and support to the widowed people here in Juneau, both men and women of all ages.

We offer our thanks to the following Juneau businesses and organizations:

Fireweed Place for use of the Parlor and Dining Rooms through the years. We very much enjoy the wonderful decorations displayed throughout the entire building.

Baranof Hotel for hosting our monthly brunches in the Nugget Room. We wish to thank Laurel for her exceptional service and wonderful sense of humor.

Rodfather's Restaurant for hosting our Thursday night dinners on a monthly basis. We appreciate the opportunity to be seated in a quiet place that allows us to visit.

AARP Juneau Community Council and the State AARP Office for their continued support of our Widowed Persons Program. Their partnership has allowed the WPP to become a viable community program in Juneau.

The Juneau Empire, Capital City Weekly and Capital Copy for printing our program announcements and notices of special events.

Mendenhall Valley Library for the Conference Room that has allowed WPP to sponsor public programs such as our annual "Grief & the Holidays" presentation.

One of our goals is to sponsor community forums on the topic of how to deal with grief and loss. The WPP wishes to thank Jamie Mclean, private counselor and Debbie Sis, Healing Touch practitioner for their excellent presentations. This year was our most successful public program sponsored by the WPP to date.

The Glacier Gardens for a great tour of the amazing flowers, Upside Down Flower Towers and magnificent overlook.

The Mount Roberts Tramway for the spectacular view on the Tram Ride and dinner at the Timberline Bar & Grill.

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum for tours of the beautiful gardens. We wish to thank Merrill Jensen for his patience in answering all of our gardening questions.

The Alaska Seafood Company for tours of their facilities and the opportunity to can our own salmon.

DIPAC, for tours of the hatchery and the unique salt water aquariums.

The continued support from these community venues has made it possible for the WPP to sponsor special events and meetings to enhance the lives of our members during one of the most difficult transitional times in their lives.

We thank each of you for assisting the Widowed Persons Program in fulfilling our vision and mission for the Juneau Community.

Sue Nielsen

Volunteer coordinator, Widowed Persons Program


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