Swinging into Spring…Serving Youth, Seniors, and Community!
Rotary Club of Abbotsford is happy to serve the seniors of our community by presenting the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation with $4200 for the purchase of fall mats for the Cottage - Worthington Pavilion.  These mats reduce the danger of incurring serious injuries from falls of seniors in their rooms.  Club President and now Stunt-lady Sara Lawson, tested out the mat by falling without pain or injury noting that "the mat really absorbed my fall without pain!"  Sara added, "Our Rotary Club is so very happy to be able to add value to the lives of the residents here by providing funding for the mats."  A fall with injury is often the beginning of health complications for someone in advanced age.  As many of us know preventing an injury in the first place is one of the best ways to ensure a better quality of life for the elderly.
$10,000 was presented to Dave Murray and Brad Quiring of the Abbotsford Food Bank by Rotary Club of Abbotsford President, Sara Lawson for the Starfish Pack Program delivered through Abbotsford public schools.  "Providing funding for the Starfish Pack Program is something our club members were involved with from the very beginning and remain passionate about!  We are thrilled to be able to help the Abbotsford Food Band feed the children of our community who are in need.”
With spring on our doorsteps, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford is planning to be out at the Discovery Trail on Saturday, April 8 to kick off Community Clean-Up Week in Abbotsford.  Community members are welcome to join us and help with our spring Discovery Trail clean-up followed by good conversation and refreshments! Meet us at 10 am near the Chief Dan George School entrance on Gladwin Road this Saturday.  All are welcome to join us, as together we do our part to help beautify our community!