Charity blossoms at Rocky Mountain Village

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Rocky Mountain Village is at it again.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Rocky Mountain Village Rosa Rocca

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Rocky Mountain Village is at it again.

As is their annual tradition they are in the midst of preparing Mother’s Day gifts to be given to each of the women that call the Rocky Mountain Village (RMV) home.

This dedicated group of ladies started out as the Ladies Auxiliary to the Tom Uphill home 20 years ago, and subsequently moved to RMV. They hand out gifts on every special occasion, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day,  Father’s Day and even manage to remember the birthdays of all of the residents. In doing so, they bring joy on those special occasions to many, especially those that may not have family nearby to celebrate with.

On Father’s Day this year, each of the gentlemen residing at RMV will be receiving a straw hat to wear to their annual barbeque, which is hosted by the Lions’Club.

This small group of seven is made up of Wilda Quail, president, Celia Roccamatisi, secretary, Doreen Neidig, treasurer, Gloria Blakey, Char Leffler, Joanna Pitt, and Rosa Rocca, some of whom have been with the group since its inception.

Gifts are only the beginning of what these ladies give. Through donations from community groups, most notably the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Save-On-Foods and Ann’s Independent Grocer, as well as donations bequeathed to the Ladies Auxiliary, larger donations are made possible.

Over the past year, the Auxiliary donated the equipment for the Music and Memories program at RVM, considered beneficial in cases of dementia, which allows the residents to listen to the music they remember through personal playlists and connect to their past.

They have also supplied baking utensils for the baking program and purchased an Alternating Air Mattress.

Last but not least, these ladies give their time to bring joy to many others, and they are always happy to welcome new members. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to be a part of this charitable group, please call Wilda at (250)423-6703.


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