The dust appears to be settling with our transition back indoors. Each session went remarkably well! Attached is a gallery of pictures from a number of the sessions, and a few images MJ took from June’s new location!
Over the last week, a team of OSRS members have been helping June Wood move her business to downtown Parksville. Survivors, caregivers, therapist and coordinators have packed up the old location and then unpacked boxes and helped set up at the new Smart Move location.
Smart Move Services Ltd. will reopen Wednesday, November 4 at 149 Alberni Highway in Parksville (across from Naked Naturals).
The new location hours will be:
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
CLOSED Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
June Wood has been an OSRS supporter in many ways over the last five years. June sets aside a portion of her earnings for Oceanside Stroke Recovery as well as donates many of the wonderful prizes for our fundraising Christmas event. Also, Smart Move covers the cost of our website!
Friday Oct 2nd was our last Music Session in the Park. The funny songs were funny (sometimes for reasons other than the lyrics)! Weather was quite pleasant. We really were lucky to have so many clear Sunny days throughout September.
Today was our first meeting back at St. Columba Presbyterian Church! The morning session went really well!
Shelagh (the OT) did a variety of creative stretching and strengthening exercises for our hands and upper body. Everything’s connected, and it will be interesting to see the unexpected ways these exercises help over time.
Speaking of connected…
Melanie’s exercise session complimented the OT session with a focus on our shoulders, and all the big and small muscles that support the shoulder.
One benefit to the physical distancing during today’s sessions: you could really stretch out without worrying about bumping into the person sitting beside you!
Todays Gallery will contain a mix of last week’s music session, and today’s morning meeting. This way people who couldn’t make it, can see how spacious it is. Plus, the sound travels really well in there!
Last Friday, the weather was as good as we could hope for! Especially considering the wind and rain the night before.
The turnout was great, and song selections were fantastic. Special note: Doug’s rendition of Unchained Melody, was spectacular.
The last picture in the Gallery is from the executive meeting earlier today (Sept 28th).
Check it out:
Friday’s music session had an interesting variety of great songs!
It was pleasantly cool, and we’re all relieved to see the smoke clearing. Not just for our sake, but for what the smoke represents. Fortunately, challenges and hardship tend to bring out the best in people, as many of us have experienced firsthand.
Check out the great turnout: